Originally Posted by nimblemotors
What was the nature of the problem(s)?
He had 2 types of electric
drives. IIRC the first were E-Power motors. They were very poorly built, suffered speed control issues and finally water
The Torqueedo's were only barely adequate power wise, and experienced several failures of speed controllers, motors, gearbox
ingress. Torqueedo ultimately gave a full refund.
He repowered with a single
pod mounted Yamaha 60 outboard
, which worked well, if a bit thirsty. That motor
was removed (with a chainsaw) during the salvage
Currently the boat has no motor
, but IMO it's quite telling that even though it still has the diesel
genset and the lithium battery
bank, the owner is not even slightly tempted to try electric
drives again. I'll be doing a dual outboard installation
similar to my own.