Thanks all for the feedback
here's where it gets foggy
I'm British and live in the United Kingdom. I will need to get the boat back to the UK. so far been quoted around $30k as deck
cargo. I am considering options as to whether its feasible for me to buy the boat in the USA
and use the short time allowed on holiday visa (3 months) to fix it to the ocean going standard I need, that is, and here comes the meteorite.... yes convert it to electric
...yes thats right folks the good o'l thorn in British Petroleum's side...Electricity...
That is hybrid-electric. I guesstimate.. a 400hp electric motor
can be powered by a huge array of batteries
(1Mwh), maybe used as ballast, solar panels
house...with a backup genset charger
of approx. 30Kw.
As for the cost of the batteries
, etc...remember on the streets its worth fifty bucks.... remember the film 'trading places...?' when dan ackroyd tries to pawn his $30k swiss watch..? then gets offfered $50 bucks....
Im a taxi driver and a hairdresser, and paid £52 ($75), from eBay a used hair wash basin that retails for £2,500 ($3,300) .... yep, they may want several thousand, but on the streets its 50 bucks....
as a cab driver have chatted with many people, a regular passenger in the town i work
, UK (famous for Thomas Paine USA) who is a psychologist, said I was more qualified in human nature than any psychologist he knew, that is when I said I estimated I have had upwards of 20,000 conversations with passengers over the years of driving, ranging from the weather
to imitate details of their personal lives...
Well its human nature to oppose 'different', and many are dinosaurs set in their ways.. or is it the europeans..?
Why the above thesis...? well here comes the sonic boom from the meteorite, yes readers, I need to make the shrimp trawler a motor
sailer...Oh know, yes, its true, apart from the usual hull
yada, yada, responses Ive had, Im thinking of a 2 masted gaff ketch
, the sails
would have flexible solar panels
sewn into the sails
... to help charge he array,.
I intend to do the work myself... yes in 3 months
then sail back to the UK
yes, I know .. a bumble bee cant fly, its too fat for its wings,
I understand that their are marinas/docks where space is available for owners to carry out their surgery, anyone advise please..?, what's the going rate for space 75ft boat in gulf areas..?
what is typical hired hands semi skilled, bod rate per day? that is for mechanic/welder, lift
out old engine
, drop in electric motor
...estimate 3 days work. i would acquire the required parts
that need machining, done to naval architects design, prior to the engine
As for charger/drive for electric
motor, hack/mod marine
, good thing about USA
, is that films like star trek, star wars inspired a generation of children
to delve into electronics/IT and become super nerds, and bearded super geeks , like the guy in the wheelchair in the film 'Heat' who gives DeNiro plans for the bank. So, USA has an abundance of nerds willing to help make it for a Jedi, even if he has come from the planetary system of the dreaded BP empire...
"BP - consumed by the dark side the company has become...Now matters are worse..."
Remember, The force is with us all, always..