Originally Posted by StuM
Low revs torque. It's the one area that electric motors excel.
How about neutral...do you need neutral with an electric drive? I spend most of my time in the marina in neutral, slowing down. With an electric drive, I think this is merely...zero rpm
...kinda like "off". But its instantly available if/when needed for some revs.
Also, with no diesel running (in neutral), I'd be able to hear what the crew forward is trying to say.
I just need a little punch of reverse to stop the boat. Thats perfect for an electric drive.
Also, my diesel sometimes quits when idling low. So instead of watching where I'm going, I'm head
down trying to restart the thing. You don't have to "start" an electric drive...its just always ready to go.