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Old 02-04-2016, 08:24   #1
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Electric motors...thoughts/experiencesexperience

Ive never had used or. Known anyone with an electric motor. Im thinking about putting one on a large houseboat.
Just wanted to get some info and thoughts if anyone had good or bad experiences. Anything to watch out for.....and so on ..
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:01   #2
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Re: Electric motors...thoughts/experiencesexperience

Electric motors are great.

The problem is getting an extension cord long enough....seriously, the issue is batteries hold a tiny amount of power compared to a gallon of gas/diesel. The alternative is adding a large generator but now it's more expensive than just using the generator engine to directly power the prop.

If you do a search there are several recent threads that beat the subject to death.
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