Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago area
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Re: Installing an electric motor
um, i was only supporting his choice of generators and matching his voltage and rating. Two in series would be 36 volts, which is what his motor runs on. I was not making commentary on the over all power to push his boat.
BTY: I'm not sure your calculation is completely accurate on how much power to push his boat at a reasonable speed. I don't believe you would need to hit full hull speed to be practical. If you can hold 4 knots into a 30 mph headwind, you have enough power. On days with no wind, that would likely add 2 knots or more - fast enough to be practical.
RL 24 NEW to me April 25th 2014
AFC 17' 2+2 (sold in 2012)
Sunfish project boat
Sailing a large boat on a small lake is very tacky.