It's a year later I was thinking about this post the other day, did you get it all setup? If so how has it been going?
06-23-2009 01:40 PM
nope, I had to get my old Perkins 4-108 sold first to be able to pay for the new drive. That was accomplished this week. So the new system should go in next month!! I haven't missed any boating, it has rained all June here in CT.
06-17-2009 11:13 PM
Got your new drive installed and running yet BrandyIsland? Inquiring minds would like to know how it's going
05-13-2009 09:46 PM
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.
05-13-2009 12:56 PM
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.
04-18-2009 09:52 AM
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..
04-15-2009 03:48 PM
Cool.. that is very much how I see it.
04-15-2009 05:36 AM
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.
04-14-2009 02:53 AM
Guys what is the problem, just put a good alternator on it and problem solved
04-14-2009 12:02 AM
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.
Good Luck, Bill
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