Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Optimal propulsion system
The generator thing, what's up with that? If you're going to buy a generator to recharge the batteries, might as well just upgrade the motor & call it a day. Even the DC generators cost around 7K.
In case you missed reading the earlier posts, the biggest advantage (and one well worth the extra $$$ and effort) is that you can put the diesel generator anywhere you like - it doesn't have
to be in the stern of the boat and in line with the prop.
For reasons that escape me, I always thought sail was the "optimal propulsion system"
I don't think anyone here would disagree..
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"