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Re: Adding an auxiliary electric motor might be fun...
Instead of chain use a cog belt sometimes called timing belts, as to clutches, just let it spin, unless you have a huge gear reduction there will be little drag,
Best would be if you could find a double shaft motor that runs the same speed, rpm, as the shaft, and you have the clearance from gearbox to seal to fit it. think WarP motor.
I'd like to do this mostly to power on/off dock, mooring, for 2-5 minutes without starting the diesel, and could also use it as a big alternator