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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   04-20-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,557
Posted By sony2000
Re: Electric repower ideas

I think there is a system for sale on craigslist Vermont.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By sony2000
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

In Chester alone, there are two travel lifts. South Shore Marina and Chester Point Marina.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By sony2000
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

Why don't you close off the accessory drive. They have a tendency not to receive enough oil. Even a modification can be done so they do get enough oil. This forum tells you how to.
Some engines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By sony2000
Re: Looking For A Prop

bixtool you will probably stall your engine. It's way too big if you do not have the gear reduction.
Pearson796 ,I recommend the CDI prop and they are not expensive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,257
Posted By sony2000
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

Possibly switch for a smaller wheel to help the cause.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By sony2000
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

Google , ''electric sailboat Teal '', and the article is in PDF.
His motor is AC I believe, direct drive, low RPM, and 48 vdc.
Today for the same price, you can get a higher hp.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By sony2000
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

We are honored by Denise's participation.

Denise and Greg, its best to use a 48 volt system, then the cable size drops dramatically. I think that when the electric motors go over 10 hp, (7...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By sony2000
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

There are some new ETEK 7.2 klw motors by Briggs and Stratton still for sale on the net for $500. Get a QD and two sheaves from Martin Industries, controller, throttle and you are good to go.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By sony2000
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

Try here at, "Discussion forum, Electric sea."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,710
Posted By sony2000
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

You don't need over 10hp, so an electric motor is an alternative. Golf cart technology, and conversions forums are good.
Raise the boats value instead of lowering it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 5,929
Posted By sony2000
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

Sail over to Dartmouth, and knock on a few doors.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2013
Replies: 454
Views: 33,892
Posted By sony2000
Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

I doubt you had two failures, the transmission and the DP. Risking reusing the tranny, is doable, especially since if your wrong , it can be changed out without removing the engine. Don't think you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,415
Posted By sony2000
Re: Original Roller Furler on 1977 Pearson 26

mainer 24, you have a Stream Stay furler. The parts are still available on the internet.
Mine was just freed up after non use for 10 years. It tooka lit of patience.
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