Originally Posted by nimblemotors
GW, get rid of the mast?
Did you ever make a video of the electric
No but I can make one some time in the next week or so, I guess. Can't see the motor
good, though, down in the dark. I need a bigger prop tho. The 2 blade
doesn't load the motor
properly, which I kinda figured would happen and I made allowances for a 3 blade
12x10 prop upgrade later on. I can only get 55 amps through the controller now. But even with the 2 blade
folder that's about 4.6 or 4.7kt. I'm pretty happy with it and it's gonna get better as I resolve small issues.
The mast will just be in the way. Plus there are several issues with the boat that are pushing me away from sailing her, and I want to get under some itty bitty bridges up some itty bitty bayous. I want allover shade, allover solar panels
, no stays or shrouds, etc. I am also thinking about a large homebrew wind generator
. With all that, and a watermaker
, I am ready for the next Katrina.
Pic made during initial installation
and alignment. The rectangle thing ie is the controller assembly with fuse and contactor. The motor is obvious. Between the motor and the mounting plate is the reduction gear
. Not shown is the homemade control box
mk1. Later I will simplify the controls to a single
main switch and a single
knob for forward throttle and reverse throttle, and rpm
, and voltage readouts right on the control box
. And a longer cable. But not to hijack... I will do a separate thread in a few days with all the dirty details.