Arch... what you are saying is TOTALLY impractical on a cruising sailboat. This is so ridiculous I can't even begin to refute it. Tell ya what...as soon as someone crosses the Atlantic or Pacific with their cruising electric motor sailboat and NO diesel...let me know. The FAQ's you reference are a complete joke and lack any substantive information. This is presently smoke and mirrors.
One, I am the President of SolidNav.com
Two, Sailnet has been, and will again, go out of business.
Three, I will not be advertising with them(abusive and ridiculous moderator on this forum proved that point well).
You are right in one aspect, we are not the alternative for you. As a matter of fact, we are not really an alternative for anyone with new 52' Tayana stinkpots that happen to have a sail.
If you are that dependent on an engine, quit lying and buy a trawler. Rename the site as "trawlernet" and we can move on honestly.
Your comment about traveling oceans with electric is ludicrous. My largest sales objective in the Uk is to convince them that they even require an engine (there are some true sailors there). Ask guys like Hal Roth and other actual sailors about motors and your answers will be very, very non-nondescript.
The truth is for you and your boy Barak, is that the knowledge base on electric boats is very vast. Your arm chair naval architecture runs into a common fallacy, it doesn't work. Every single mathematical equation and formula, for every boat and every owner cannot accurately describe the behavior of a boat moving through the water. I avoid using anything but actual test data that I have been involved with myself.
Before you amble off into illogical power boater rants. Please feel free to contact one of the hundreds of boat owners worldwide comfortably sailing in their electric yachts.
Under a different name and in a different circumstances, I have quietly seen the bullying attitude by those that think they own the ocean and the seas on sailnet's forums, this is my retort. We are not the first alternative just for guys that can afford new Beneteaus (or Tayana's), we are here to help everyone enjoy sailing.
Enjoy your fuel burning and wrench turning! The tide is changing with or without you. Look for us on store shelves around the nation.
Any sailor that would like to ask me any questions, about my product or any other electrical install that they are working on with any product, feel free to shoot me an email. I love to help.
Jason L. Russell