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View Poll Results: What distance do you motor usually?
Less then 10 miles 48 77.42%
11 -20 4 6.45%
21- 40 5 8.06%
40 + 5 8.06%
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I have gone ahead and ordered the 260i system from electric Yacht. It is much more powerful than the SolidNav system ( 18 hp versus 6) and is less expensive, it also seems to have a proven track record in larger boats

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Cool, congrats, what are you going to do for your battery setup?
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Brandyisland, that sounds great. Please take pictures and post as it gets put together. As the owner of two Prius' (Prii?), I get grief from my fellow firefighters on a daily basis. I keep wondering what they are making fun of? Getting 48 MPG or using less oil? Anyway, I like the idea of an electric drive. It sounds like you have sparked (sorry) some real interest on Sailnet. I can't wait to see the results.

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Guys what is the problem, just put a good alternator on it and problem solved
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Electric vs. IC

The fairest comparison I've seen for electric vs. IC in an identical application is the Caterpillar website www.cat-lift.com/PDFs/ElectricvsIC.pdf. Since Cat manufactures both versions they have a pretty good handle on the advantages and disadvantages. In my humble opinion the only real advantage of the IC lift is ease of refueling. Otherwise the electric lift wins hands down. Thanks. Steve S.
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Cool.. that is very much how I see it.
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I am debating the battery bank right now. I am tempted to just use 12 T-105 6 volt batteries to create an inexpensive bank , then switch to an AGM bank latter..
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good luck with new motor

thanks for keeping us posted on your progress. I agree that electric could work well for sailors such as myself who mainly use the engine to get in and out of the pen. I am following your efforts with much interest particuarly how you go with battery range between charging. I would very rarely need a bit more range as I have to sometimes lower my mast to motor under bridges from the river that I do most of my sailing to the ocean(about an hour each way at 6 knots). One big plus not often mentioned is one less through hull fitting to go wrong at some time in the future.

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I'd take the Marine Fell Cell Max Power website more seriously if it didn't have serious grammatical and typographical errors.
Well...considering it's a French division of an Italian company primarily interested in the European market ... I'm willing to excuse a little bad English. No worse than the online edition of the New York Times.

I think it's going to become the norm fairly soon.
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Got your new drive installed and running yet BrandyIsland? Inquiring minds would like to know how it's going
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