Originally Posted by RKO
I just saw a C&C
27 that was powered by a motor
from Electric Yacht. I thought electric motors were underpowered and hard to rely on.
Does anybody have experience with them? What do you think?
You're not alone in that thought. There's tons of "experts" with zero real experience that will love to tell you how bad electric is. When we first started looking at converting five years ago, you would have thought the electric auxiliary sailboat was evil incarnate, just waiting to murder us in our sleep. Heck, I think I remember someone telling me it would give an ex-girlfriend my new phone
number (ok, so that was a joke, but not by much)
Five years later and I can tell you that electric is awesome on many levels, resale value not being one of them. Get it cheap
, you'll love it. Other than that, we've about beat this topic to death.
We're converting the day sailing
boat into a trawler
. I'm taking the drive with me from boat to boat. I can part out the old boat and end up ahead of trying to sell it outright. It's a bummer of the current
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