Originally Posted by skipmac
Well that's very interesting news and I will cross my fingers as well. I also have a 42' boat and am thinking about electric somewhere down the road. To date I have not seen anyone with a boat my size with electric power so am very interested in seeing how the boat performs after the conversion.
If you don't mind, how much was the electric motor? Did it come with controls and all the bits and pieces? AC or DC? Voltage?
price from what i researched was equivalent to doing a full engine
change out, its a 3 phase 48 volt 10kw/10kw dual motor electric drive, yes if you convert KW to HP its only equal to 30HP but Im about 99% sure my 1979 Perkins never came close to 50 HP as it would barely get me past 6 knots without getting very upset and hissing and spitting at me ..lol...I am a cruiser and if i can putter along at 4 knots and not have my first mate complaining of noise/smells then i'm good....I will be using solar/wind and have a backup honda
genny so in theory i could travel the world and never pull in a fuel dock
...and according to the technical specs (motor was designed for my boat) i should be able to get hull speed
for short runs 8.3 knots...and My perkins never showed me that...