Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-02-2015, 15:52   #151
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mooloolaba
Boat: Helia 44
Posts: 470
Re: Using electric motors instead of Diesel on your cat

Quote:
I do not have it backwards...it is listed under options as: The Old Iron Propulsion Package (in lieu of standard electric) $75,000.

That is the standard so if you want Diesel it cost more. From what I understand the space savings in the engine compartment is going to be designed into the interior. Therefore if you want the old system it will be more than a drop in. This is a production boat now not custom.
It is not that we disbelieve this. We are simply trying to make sense of this data.

I suspect what is happening here is that Gunboat wishes to propagate the electric package and have tooled up to do so and the electric components are included in the price regardless.

The term "Old Iron Propulsion Package" would seem to back up this view.

If you want diesel then it seems what they are doing is charging the additional costs of the diesel motors plus the structural modifications and not subtracting the standard electrical costs. This is an interesting marketing strategy indeed.

I guess if I was in that the market for this boat I would elect to spend money on electric upscaling of around 100% to make the boat safe.

It will be interesting to see the specs of the boats now coming out of the factory. Once we actually see one that survives for longer than a month or so blue water cruising we may be able to come up with some conclusions.
__________________

__________________
cwjohm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diesel, electric, electric motor, motor

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using brush instead of spray for gel lancelot9898 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 23-06-2013 21:16
Elecric motors on catamaran instead of diesel Bsimon Engines and Propulsion Systems 8 11-05-2012 20:02
For Sale: Electric Motors and hydraulic electric lifter arms 4 sale Sea Shoes Classifieds Archive 0 25-03-2012 08:46
Anyone Using / Heard of Duramax Ultra-X Stuffing Material (Instead of Flax) Northeaster Propellers & Drive Systems 9 11-01-2010 06:21
Found this sight about many types of electric motors to power boats videorov Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 1 18-03-2008 06:15



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.