Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-12-2012, 10:40   #16
Registered User
 
GrowleyMonster's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Orleans
Boat: 1976 Cal 2-27
Posts: 1,298
Re: Electric Dinghy - Real Experiences ?

I would lean toward bigger, rather than smaller, with an electric. I figure that way, if you need the power, you got it. The bigger motor won't use much more juice than the smaller one with the same load. Remember, it doesn't have to be 12v, either. Three group 24's in series will do about the same work as the same batteries in parallel.

Yes, gasoline outboards are more long-legged for the same weight vs an electric system, but for a dinghy I wouldn't be all that concerned. Remember, you can always row if your batts are down.

Either way, be aware that both electrics and gas outboards are prime targets for thieves. Just sayin'.
__________________

__________________
GrowleyMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Looking for CamberSpar Experiences Captain Bill General Sailing Forum 24 10-08-2013 16:53
Electric Motor on a Dinghy kcmarcet Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 8 23-11-2009 23:32
Admiral Dinghy and his RTW Trip in a 9' Dinghy? Bark Cruising News & Events 4 09-11-2009 07:21
hard dinghy, electric motor, story Jack Long Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 8 12-01-2009 03:20
your thoughts and experiences please hooligan971 Liveaboard's Forum 6 16-11-2006 19:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:05.


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.