Join Date: Oct 2014
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Re: Electric Conversion log for Kahleesea
I *finally* had a good enough day to get Khaleesea up to hull speed under sail.
The regeneration results surprised me.
7kts ~15A (!!)
Basically, as long as I'm going 5kts, I'm generating more electricity than I'm using even with everything turned on (all lights, instruments, fridge, etc.).
At 7kts, I'm getting significant regeneration. This bodes very, very well for my eventual catamaran conversion. If I can make passage under sail at 7kts, with two electric props, that gives me a constant 1500W of power generation. To put that in perspective, a 16000BTU marine air conditioner uses ~1100W when running, so you could both run that level of AC and still have some left over to charge the house/propulsion bank.
I'll be taking Khaleesea out again the next time we have strong winds to confirm this.