".does anybody have any light on the subject of electric motors?
Yeah. Right now they are still 100% experimental aside from "docking" use and disneyworld type rides.
If you want to screw around with one, remember there will be zero resale value, ridiculously short warranties, a lot of pioneering work to be done, BUT if you can sell the rights to the Discovery Channel...you might make enough money
to walk away with some pride.
I've got nothing against electric propulsion
, life's just too short to buck the trend on this. Rebuild
your military grade Gray, or drop in another conventional engine