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Search: Posts Made By: Mark F
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,961
Posted By Mark F
Re: Electric repower ideas

Hi Captain Canuck,

You are headed in the right direction with your plans. If you are planning to use lithium it's probably a good idea to use a BMS (battery management system) so you don't run the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mark F
Re: Replacing IC engine with electric motor

OK. Here is a link to my experience with EP on an Ericson 27. I haven't updated it in a while, there are four entries - you might have to dig around to see the other three. I'm not sure if you have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mark F
Re: Replacing IC engine with electric motor

Hi WilliamsRdan,

Check your private messages.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mark F
Re: Calling all Electric drive sailboat owners

Hi David,

You might want to check out the Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/electricboats/messages?o=1

To your questions;
It's working great and has been for over 4 years
I have two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mark F
Re: Calling all Electric drive sailboat owners

Hi David,

I have a 1976 Ericson 27 with a SolidNav Explorer electric motor unit (company is out of business). You might try contacting Electric Yachts, QuieTorque Electrics | Electric Yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mark F
Re: Calling all Electric drive sailboat owners

Hi David,

If you are ever in the Santa Cruz CA area you are welcome to check out my installation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Mark F
Hi Donna, You wrote, “It does the electric...

Hi Donna,

You wrote, “It does the electric motor industry a disservice by having folks screaming that it is the right way to go for everyone rather than just putting the facts out there and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,267
Posted By Mark F
Hi Andrew, There are plenty of Electric...

Hi Andrew,

There are plenty of Electric Auxiliaries out there. I installed one in my Ericson 27 three and half years ago and have been completely satisfied. This is a link to a blog that I started...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mark F
Hi Bill, Looking forward to some more...

Hi Bill,

Looking forward to some more photos. Sounds like a great system. Nice score on the AGM's! Changing the prop will be one of the biggest things you can do for performance. I'm guessing a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2011
Replies: 186
Views: 27,224
Posted By Mark F
3 1/2 years into life with the SolidNav Explorer...

3 1/2 years into life with the SolidNav Explorer and all is well ;-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mark F
Hi Chris, That's quite a score for $2000. Do...

Hi Chris,

That's quite a score for $2000. Do you know who made the setup? I like the heat sink for the controller. How is the unit switched (throttle &forward/reverse)?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mark F
Hi Chris, Are you going to make the mounting...

Hi Chris,

Are you going to make the mounting frame and reduction or is it all together in a unit already?

Good luck with your install.

Mark
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mark F
Motoring into the Harbor I have had a few people...

Motoring into the Harbor I have had a few people comment that there was no water coming out of my exhaust. Their well intentioned warning usually turns to confusion then an enthusiast thumbs-up when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mark F
Hi David, To quickly respond to your...

Hi David,

To quickly respond to your questions;

Boat, make, model, year;
Ericson 27, 1976

Info on the electric motor, controller, batteries, charging;.
SolidNav Explorer (Mars 4kw...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,068
Posted By Mark F
Hi David, In regards to prop size, on my...

Hi David,

In regards to prop size, on my Ericson 27 I started out with the existing A4 prop which was a fixed two blade 11x8 or 11x10 I'll have to check. At a 20 amp draw I got 3 knots of boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,068
Posted By Mark F
Regarding the motorsailing issue, I find on my...

Regarding the motorsailing issue, I find on my Ericson 27 with 48 volt electric drive that drawing 2 - 10 amps while sailing will add 1 to 3 knots of boat speed. I've got two separate banks of AGM...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By Mark F
Also, Hunter has the Hunter 27e an electric...

Also, Hunter has the Hunter 27e an electric propulsion auxiliary boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By Mark F
I've motored for 7 hrs at 4 knots in dead calm...

I've motored for 7 hrs at 4 knots in dead calm conditions (that's why I was motoring :-) and used one of the 2 banks of batteries on board.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By Mark F
Hi Bigreentoes, If you want to keep your...

Hi Bigreentoes,

If you want to keep your boat at the same displacement as with the old diesel and have extra capacity with the battery bank you will have to invest in lithium ion batteries. Lead...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,950
Posted By Mark F
Hi Inconceivables, I don't know what an A4...

Hi Inconceivables,

I don't know what an A4 rebuild would cost but to repower with a "proper" electric auxiliary system I'm sure it would cost more. The electric setup in GOB article is a minimal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By Mark F
Electric Propulsion at Strictly Sail

It was good to see all the Electric Propulsion vendors at the recent Strictly Sail sailboat show in Oakland CA.

This year Electric Yacht, Thoosa, AMeP, Propulsion Marine, Mastervolt and Torqeedo...
Forum: Apps & Authors 04-20-2011
Replies: 521
Views: 121,684
Posted By Mark F
I may have missed this listed in this thread -...

I may have missed this listed in this thread - Sir Peter Blake; An Amazing Life
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 14,633
Posted By Mark F
Hi John David, There is a Nor'Sea for sale...

Hi John David,

There is a Nor'Sea for sale in the Monterey Bay area. It's got an unusual rig but the price is right. Home Page (http://www.kabai.com/seablossom/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,002
Posted By Mark F
Aura Hardwoods in Santa Cruz has teak. They also...

Aura Hardwoods in Santa Cruz has teak. They also have a yard in San Jose. Last teak I bought at Aura was $24 bf. Aura Hardwoods (http://www.aurahardwoods.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 12,576
Posted By Mark F
Hi Cruiser2b, Another option is to set an...

Hi Cruiser2b,

Another option is to set an asymmetrical spinnaker on a sprit with a furler. With the furled asymmetrical you have the sail available whenever you want it and it is unfurled/furled...
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