I have owned NA23 boat for the last 3 years, and I love it.
My current project will be to get it out of the water and restore all the wood, and, bear with me now -- 36v 101lb thrust propulsion.
I will have 2 sets of 3 parallel linked 12v deep cycle batteries that will come out of super computer UPS backup system, and an additional 12v battery for all accessories. The navigation lights
, cabin lights
, and all trim lights
will be replaced with LEDs. I know, they are not CG approved, but.. they are much brighter than normal lights
Currently the boat is powered by 6hp SeaHorse. The problem is, while the motor works very well when running, it's a bitch to start, and a big chore to get it up and down out of the water... The motor is at my friend shop getting serviced. I am thinking about selling it, but part of me wants to leave it as a backup to the electric motor.
Do you guys have any experience with electric trolling motors, especially with 36v or 48v? The power and the charging are not an issue for me. I'd like to hear your experiences. I sail at a reservoir, so currents are not bad, but wind does pickup sometimes and it does white-water. The 6hp has no problems slowly cutting through those waves.
I'll leave you with pictures from yesterdays engine pickup chore