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Old 02-23-2010
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Might want to read the other threads on electric powered boats that have recently been posted on sailnet. There are a lot of drawbacks to an electric powered boat, like a lack of duration under power, limited range, increased complexity, just to name a few.
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Originally Posted by soulofmine View Post
Doesn't sound like a crazy plan to me. I'm not sure whether its cost-effective or not, but then the cost might be worth it for the 'quiet' alone. Hook up some solar/wind, and I imagine the old engine setup will become a distant memory.

Anyone have any notable drawbacks to an electrical setup?
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