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post #6 of Old 02-24-2010
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post

30 hour range at hull speed*. (*New! Revised! Proof that I really really want somebody to succeeed! The range requirement is now 50% LOWER!!!!!!!! 15, FIFTEEN, ONE FIVE hours!!)
Charging onboard electrical systems.
Total weight under 320 lbs.
Must fit under cockpit. 74" long x 24" wide x 20" high.
Total cost under $5000.

I'll build your system for $1G (maybe per day).

Remove two numbers, like the $!G total labour, and $5G total cost and you could have your drive train and a better boat in the process.

But clearly that was your point. An old POS gas engine is always going to be cheaper, hence the reason I use them.

Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P
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