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Old 05-12-2014, 20:05   #1
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Kids, Don't Try This At Home! Going Bass Ackwards



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Well that was part of my life I just wasted. Would have to be close to watching paint dry or grass grow.

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Old 22-12-2014, 18:53   #4
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? Sorry to be snarky...but thank goodness for fast forward. I condensed that 23min into one minute....
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Re: Kids, Don't Try This At Home! Going Bass Ackwards

This is the only way we can get out on a NE wind. Mod-full keel; 36 tons; 58 feet; +/- 15 degrees rudder. Contrary wind whips the bow opposite the desired direction; no thruster.
Agree - like listening to corn grow.
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Re: Kids, Don't Try This At Home! Going Bass Ackwards

Maybe I'm just a glass half full kind of guy and see it from a different perspective. Maneuvering in a tight anchorage or marina I go with the mantra of "Slow is Pro", and lets face it, with electric propulsion allowing rpm to be 1/10 of a ICE's slow idle, no clunking in and out of gear makes for precise maneuvering.
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Re: Kids, Don't Try This At Home! Going Bass Ackwards

Holy crap, there was no pay off after all that time. Am I the only one expecting a nice dock out of control crash. Can I please have 23 minutes of my life back. He owes me a beer or something.
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Maybe I'm just a glass half full kind of guy and see it from a different perspective. Maneuvering in a tight anchorage or marina I go with the mantra of "Slow is Pro", and lets face it, with electric propulsion allowing rpm to be 1/10 of a ICE's slow idle, no clunking in and out of gear makes for precise maneuvering.
Hah u got it, Bob. My slip is about 8 inches wider than my boat and if the wind isn't bad, I usually nail it, single handed, no contact. With the old Atomic, docking in similar circumstances definitely had its share of tense or frustrating moments. 700RPM can be an excessive amount of power when all you want is a gentle bit of a push.

And on the other hand, motor acceleration is practically instantaneous with the electric drive, depending on the controller configuration settings. If I need a quick blast of power, I got it. Wow, I hate to think what the peak torque on my shaft is, when I twist the throttle knob to max, cause there is no delay or wind-up. If I am at stop and I want 1200RPM at the prop like right NOW, I got it.

And I don't have to hope my engine will start, don't have to wait for it to warm up, no worries about unburned fuel or ash in turbo or exhaust, no pollution and no spill hazard, no fuel smell, no worries about cooling water, wow... The only real drawback is limited range, and battery lifespan. In every other aspect, electric is doing a great job, and keeping a smile on my face.
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Holy crap, there was no pay off after all that time. Am I the only one expecting a nice dock out of control crash. Can I please have 23 minutes of my life back. He owes me a beer or something.
Nah. If u want to see a nice crash, watch the diesel guys. Or the guys who try to sail all the way into their slip. They can be very entertaining, yeah.
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