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Old 04-02-2015, 07:28   #1
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Starside's Electric Conversion

I am restoring an antique 1930 Elco Marinette & during the process, I decided to convert her diesel engine to Elco's electric propulsion system.

I'm posting here for those of you who are interested in seeing the process. This is still ongoing, so I'll post as it happens.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:30   #2
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Here's a pic of her interior just so you can get an idea of her beauty & why I'm putting so much effort into her restoration.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:33   #3
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Here is her original Diesel engine. It was a 3-cyl Perkins. A nice little engine but very Loud.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:36   #4
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Re: Starside's Electric Conversion

Here is a close up of the universal gear & shaft. These will probably be replaced w the Elco recommendations.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:44   #5
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Here is the boat being prepared for the new engine.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:45   #6
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And here's the engine!

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Here's the old control panel that will be replaced.

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Here's the new engine set on rails!

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Her new engine mount.

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The engine set in the water protection box.

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Her new control panel.

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What a beautiful boat!
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What a beautiful boat!

Thank you!

She's been mostly on the hard since I've purchased her, but once the engine is installed, I should be ready for a good season of cruising. We still have to get acquainted but I think we'll get along just fine. :-)


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That is a fantastic looking boat! Welcome to the electric drive club!
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Wow... what a fantastic boat. This seems like the perfect pairing.
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