Originally Posted by fungod
We installed it ourselves and are extremely happy. We have a range of about 10 miles at 4.5 knots. More if we go slower.
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I'd be interested to know the details of the motor, and your battery
bank. Have you considered adding more batteries? Any chance you could post some pics of your engine bay? Yes, weird boat
porn...but I'm not the only one who wants to see whats under there, I'm sure.
Plus, you forgot to say how wonderfully quiet it is...no diesel fuel
stinking up the place. I would think removing the diesel tank would allow a few more batteries? Any idea of how much weight in total (yanmar plus fuel plus tank plus fuel filters, plus exhaust
pipes, etc) was removed?
IMHO, electric motors are the future of sailboats. The question (problem) is getting the electricity. Fuel cells, linear engine generator
, better batteries...who knows? Could you run longer if you had a little Honda
running a few chargers (one per battery) ? Whats your top speed now?