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Old 24-11-2011, 22:25   #1
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Electric motor by ELCO

I am seeking peoples viewpoints regarding this type of propulsion. I know very little other then what was marketed at the boat show (seems Hunter Marine and ELCO) have some partnership. ELCO, claims they have systems that can power sailboats up to 55 feet. I would consider replacing a DSL with one of these when the need arises. I like the idea of multiple ways to repwer the system underway which would not hamper cruising distance- (that is just my "not so informed" viewpoint).

Thanks for any constructive feedback!
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Old 24-11-2011, 23:04   #2
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Re: Electric motor by ELCO..

I should clarify something! I would not be considering this option for the "so called green" movement! I just like the idea of no engine noise, no DSL mechanics and no smells! What I see as one cost is the bateries need replacing 5 - 8 yrs!

It was explained by the companies info- that they various electric engines can be sized to equal the power and cruising speed of a DSL?

The company also states- the batteries are repowered under way by:
1) Solar
2) Wind (claim is even when under electric power the wind generates recharge power to the plant.
3) Also a small DSL genset is available as an option as well.
4) They also ""claim"" that while under sail- the props movement also sends power back to the plant!!!

** That is where I was thinking cruising would not be hampered with Electric propulsion- this is where I am also open to feedback!

** I am also concerned about the electric draw from other systems. This is where this whole concept raises many questions for me. Again, thanks for any feedback!
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Re: Electric motor by ELCO

I kinow this is a very old thread, but I was looking for the same information. Hopefully now that some time has passed, more people will have some insight?

Thanks!
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