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Old 09-04-2012, 10:53   #31
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But 120 nm uphill is still good.
True that
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Old 09-04-2012, 14:00   #32
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Speaking of Gun Threads, I like the new Gunboat 55 design. It has a retractable roof and window around the forward cockpit so you can be outside or not and all the strings and stuff is right there outside when you want to be and inside with you when you really want it to be. If we could just put that on a boat with a less than 2 Mill price tag.
DeckOfficer, I'm comin around to all that hightekkie electropushem boat stuff. Old dog, new trick.
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Well Bob, you tolerated me spouting off that I wanted to refit any boat I got to what as it turns out the SMG gang has had on the drawing board for quite awhile now. At least because of this forward thinking company, I don't need to do tons of system changes, just keep an eye on their vessels in the used market place. Life is so much easier that way.
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Re: SMG 50, its like they were reading my mind

Take care as the used SMG 50 is a small marketplace.
Another may not come on to the market for years.

Is the one for sale the first built??
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But 120 nm uphill is still good.
5 knots
Not to be laughed at but hardly startling given the size of the vessel.
I would have though any reasonable 50 fter should do much better than that.
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Older Catalac comes to mind. Even with no tramps doesn't have much of a deck.
Hey!!! Cut that out ... I love my foredeck. It's like foreplay only different

Where can a guy have a closer look at one of those SMG boats?
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Take care as the used SMG 50 is a small marketplace.
Another may not come on to the market for years.

Is the one for sale the first built??
Yes, but I have a on going commitment so can't jump on it.
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Hey!!! Cut that out ... I love my foredeck. It's like foreplay only different

Where can a guy have a closer look at one of those SMG boats?
SMG 50plus - innovative A-mast Katamaran

also be sure and click on the three already built photo galleries.
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Having read your posts and your liking for electric the smg certainly seems the vessel for you with minimal modification.
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Having read your posts and your liking for electric the smg certainly seems the vessel for you with minimal modification.
Considering the last two used induction cook tops, not much to do. My dinghy will still be electric and I would make do with what they are using as far as the 20KW Fisher-Panda (not a big fan) but since propulsion is 48 volts, would like a combined inverter/propulsion battery bank. I'm a big fan of 48 VDC inverters, instead of drawing 120 amps on the DC side for the running of a major appliance, at 48 volts, only 30 amps.
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I'm on the fence on the A frame idea. I would think that if they were all that great then all the racers would be using them. Instead most of these fast boats are using a traditional rig. Was there one A frame in the Gladstone race? What am I not getting?
And, I wonder if an Outremer 50 would smoke the (front) doors off the SMG?
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Bob,

Just think of the SMG as having Outremer speed with SA class. The folks that love French cats are going to rip me a new one on that comment.
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And the props on the arms lift up.

OOOHHHHH

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Calm down Therapy, that almost sounds orgasmic. But on the practical side, this is what happens when they lower it under sail, their words..............

"Yesterday we had at least a technical highlight. In the east wind of 20 + knots, we were able to (current recovery from the electric motor, regenerative braking test really sleep). The result: With ten knots showed the ammeter 18 ampere charging current to the battery bank at 54V. That's pretty much a kilowatt."
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Considering the last two used induction cook tops, not much to do. My dinghy will still be electric and I would make do with what they are using as far as the 20KW Fisher-Panda (not a big fan) but since propulsion is 48 volts, would like a combined inverter/propulsion battery bank. I'm a big fan of 48 VDC inverters, instead of drawing 120 amps on the DC side for the running of a major appliance, at 48 volts, only 30 amps.
Have you had any feedback from someone actually using the FP electric drives other than on the SMG website? haven't been able to find any.

Whilst the smaller FP gensets don't have a good rep havn't hear any info on their larger gensets(20kw).
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