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- - The cost of an exchange or replacement diesel is mitigated by your already having a fuel tank, filters and hoses, etc. left over from the old engine.
- - The cost of switching to electric involves removing all the obstructing diesel stuff and then fitting a platform for the electric motor, its controls, regulators and a massive weight of batteries. From looking at the links to electric motor suppliers/installers posted by others in the different e-motor threads The cost of the necessary batteries, battery chargers, gensets, and then all the electric motor and it stuff appears to be at least about double the diesel replacement costs.
- - Depending upon the size of the boat and its intended area of usage that might be very acceptable. However as the boat gets larger and the operating area gets bigger the conversion costs increase dramatically over diesel.