New to the site and new to sailing, but I've got the bug bad. In fact I need to leave in a few for a "Coastal Nav" class.
OK, to the point. I've been looking for a boat. A project
is ok, a lot of money
isn't. I've found quite a few that have bad or no engines. It seems I've read a post about a guy that used electric
from a golf cart to power... I think a Columbia
Does any body know of this type of conversion? If so how does one go about calculating the right prop, HP (KW), in an electric
for a given size displacement hull
Some of these deals are great and repowering with electric seems to be a good way to go. If coupled with the right gen-set you could take care of house loads as well as "fueling".
Any thoughts are much appreciated.