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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
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Re: Repowering with an electric engine?
I disagree slightly about price...my numbers(im still considering electric) come to around $4.5k for a pretty decent mid 30s sailboat electric motor
10kwatt continuos, 15 or max...
this includes everything...
having said that I still have the issue of regen and how to charge while on the hook and solar and wind arent enough unless I only use the engine maybe 30 minutes a day max...
which when cruising windy areas or trades is perfectly reasonable
now if I were a charter boat, docking and unloading all the time and on schedule eletric would be a no go for ME....
I still dream of doing it...
here was my list of goodies to buy:
electric motorsport 10kw kit $1650 ready to use or the diy kit was around 1k.
batteries $800 for 4-8 batteries cheap or good ones(trojans)
assorted mounts and fabrication $200
chain and gear kit custom made down here about $100
extra panels and a custom wind genny another $500 or so
and shipping down here is about $600!
since I already bought a portable generator thats off the list. its small but plenty to recharge a small 4 bank battery setup on the hook...
thats if not going below 80 percent battery capacity...if I go lower I would have to have a big ass 5kw generator and those are too loud to be on the hook for sure
those are my thoughts
I have an outboard to enjoy for now
Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
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