I'm in the process of repowering my ketch
Nanuk. Previously I've had a 48 hp Yanmar diesel
with a saildrive
. That engine
is now sold and I'm considering the options I have.
1- To stick with the diesel engine
and buy a new Yanmar
either 55 or 75 hp
2- To go for an electric
solution like the OZ or Asmo motors, the only problem being that they have no saildrive
solutions and my hull
is too flat for a straight shaft. Note that I'm not talking about a diesel-electric hybrid since they are just too expensive.
What do you say out there? Should I dare the jump?
I will go sailing both short and long distance.