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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
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Posted By BrandyIsland
nope, I had to get my old Perkins 4-108 sold ...

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 ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
I am debating the battery bank right now. I ...

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..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Cool.. that is very much how I see it.

Cool.. that is very much how I see it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
I have gone ahead and ordered the 260i system...

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...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
I have been looking into the electric yacht ...

I have been looking into the electric yacht drives and they look very good Here is an example in a heavy<A HREF="http://www.electricyacht.com/electric-yacht-conversion/cal-40.html">Cal 40</A>...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
No, I will have to save the money out of my ...

No, I will have to save the money out of my salary...


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Well folks a jolt of reality from my stock...

Well folks a jolt of reality from my stock portfolio has put back my project at least two month.. .oh well
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Thanks !! Yes I am very much aware of the...

Thanks !! Yes I am very much aware of the fuelcells. I have a beach house that is all solar powered, so I looked into them as back up power.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Thanks !! Yes I am very much aware of the fuel...

Thanks !! Yes I am very much aware of the fuel cells. I have a beach house that is all solar powered, so I looked into them as back up power.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
I am startng to agree with you... just a bit ...

I am startng to agree with you... just a bit lighter and just too expensive......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
about $800.00, yes a bit expensive...

about $800.00, yes a bit expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Batteries

Folks, This seems to be the best option for the batteries.. no tooo heavy and great storage and other characteristics

http://www.northstarbattery.com/data_sheets/HD_Marine/NSB%20M12-210.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
True

I believe that I should be able to get about 40nm of motoring with my system, using 8 batteries(two 48 volt banks), but we shall see. I am doing this after doing a transatlantic crossing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Dreams and Aspirations

I honestly think that some of the resistance to electric drive is that it is an admission that the " big cruise" is not going to happen. Many sailors have such aspirations and it adds to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
folkboat

funny but as you can read in the previous posts I powered my 26' Folkboat around Chesapeak Bay with a little 30Hp trolling motor !!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Math?

I would doubt that you would need a full 9hp(6714watts) for the whole time. As mentioned, on the water experience suggests much longer ranges than what you have calculated.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Hey sorry about the " for sale" post. I ...

Hey sorry about the " for sale" post.

I spoke with a fellow who has a SolidNav system in his 28' boat and he is able to motor 4 hours at about 4knots. Again, this system is not for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Previous Experience

I should mention that this will be my second experience with electric drive. When I was in graduate school, I owned a 26' Marieholm Folkboat, a really sweet sailing vessel, that I ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Hey folks, thanks for all the comments, yes...

Hey folks, thanks for all the comments, yes this is a new technology, but for the type of sailing I am doing on Eastern Long Island Sound, with short distances etc. I believe that it will ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
I will be happy to share my experience with ...

I will be happy to share my experience with you.. are you considering doing the same yourself?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2008
Replies: 61
  Poll: Electric Drives
Views: 5,678
Posted By BrandyIsland
Electric Drives

I am about to install a SolidNav electric drive system in my Moody 34. I am simply too exasperated with fooling with diesel engines. I am on my second diesel since I have owned ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,365
Posted By BrandyIsland
Bras d'Or in Nova Scotia, Rum Key and other...

Bras d'Or in Nova Scotia, Rum Key and other parts of the Bahamas, British Columbia the Azores,.. Maine ,Western Scotland...I think cruisers need to rethink the standard cruise to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-09-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,365
Posted By BrandyIsland
Better yet, who the hell wants to sail...

Better yet, who the hell wants to sail somewhere you have to carry arms? Cruising is about pleasure and self sufficiency, not gun fights. There are hundreds of civilized places to ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2008
Replies: 183
Views: 188,298
Posted By BrandyIsland
I have sailed my Moody 34 accross the atlantic,...

I have sailed my Moody 34 accross the atlantic, to the Virgin Islands and back and three trips down to Great Exuma.. I am very comfortable with her in blue water
Forum: Moody   11-04-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 3,137
Posted By BrandyIsland
I own a 1985 Moody 34, but have always loved...

I own a 1985 Moody 34, but have always loved the 376...
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