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Old 13-10-2010, 14:26   #16
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What about electric drive? There is a possible steal on a 40' Graham that needs the diesel rebuilt. It has a good getset. If I buy it I might have the engine/tranny pulled and sell them. I feel like an Etek style motor with belt drive would be very easy to rig up and mount. I'd probably go with a flat belt with teeth. ( I see no reason to ever use a V-belt on a new application.) I think I could get something working for less than $1,000. Later I could put in a variable controller with regeneration if I was going to cruise.

Hydrolic could be nice too. Electric however, would not only be able to regen under sail, you could maneuver in and out of dock off your house bank.

If I do this, eventually I would have (8) 6V batteries, a 48V 200A controller w/ regen. Add some solar panels and I don't think you'd ever need to use your genset again. Only thing you'd need diesel for is a heater. You could even use an induction cooktop. No propane/alcohol.

jenny2 - Your post is unintelligible. Use the 'preview post' function. Maybe throw in some punctuation here and there.
Joe I'm sorry also I'm glad you don't have a bad back like I do living in pain makes it hard to think at times also I hope you have good health for you only have one body. Joey
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Old 21-10-2010, 19:38   #17
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Modern toothed belts are used lots of places as drives but multiple v belts can be a real problem make sure you use matched belts. Check out gates web site for why.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:52   #18
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anyone know where to source a v drive belt and pulley please?
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Re: Drives with Belts

anyone know where to find a 2 part pulley wheel to snap onto the existing prop shaft between engine and ocean?
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