Originally Posted by Montanan
Hmmm, so a hybrid drive scheme, but seemingly largely unbalanced as to load compatibility.
20kW motor being supplied by a 4kW diesel genny set.
So basically to derive "unlimited range" only by yielding a trolling motor output for a yacht. Or am I missing something completely here?
I don't think there is one formula that works for everyone. So I'm not trying to say electric is "better", but what is missing from your assessment is
- diesels (or electric motors) are rarely run at full blast
are the primary mode of power on our boats
- electric motor offers other benefits like increased reliability
, regeneration under sail, lack of smell, lack of noise
For some, this will enhance their sailing experience, for others, the negatives of electric will outweigh benefits.