died, i got a used one that died too after only 6 hours. so i installed an electric
25 hp motor
48 volts with 8 leads batteries. My boat is a ketch
, 37 feet, 12,5 tons and i can run the motor
for about 1 hour at 3 knots... enough to get in or out of there, but not in big winds.
I miss the real power of a diesel
The batteries could be change for much better ones so i could get 5 or 6 hours, but i am not that rich. The whole system have cost me about $2,000.
I like very much for some resons and i fear it very much for some others.
Few days ago i was 7 miles in front of the port i wanted to enter, no wind
, and little drift wrong way... So I started the generator
to charge the batteries and done a little mile, and done it again and again... finally, diesel comes cheaper sometimes.
If i can get my hands on some 10,000$ i will get real good batteries and sure appreciate the silence and the clean of the electric