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Re: Hacking a trolling motor into a towed type generator
I have no idea whether it would be practical, but I would guess your estimate of 10 amps is exceedingly optimistic...
I use a towed generator from Hamilton Ferris, a fantastic piece of gear. I'm always surprised more cruisers on passage don't use water generators, though they do inhibit your ability to fish...
However, as effective as they are, mine generally puts out roughly 1 amp per knot of boat speed, perhaps a bit more above 5-6 knots... I probably see spurts close to 10 amps periodically, but getting that sort of performance consistently out of a cobbled-together arrangement with a trolling motor seems unlikely to me...