I'm in the early stages of shopping
for a sailing vessel that would be suitable for blue water
cruising in low and higher latitudes - Scandinavia to South Pacific
I'd like to explore is the potential to remove one of the twin diesels in a motorsailor and replace it with an e-motor and suitable batteries
designed for propulsion
I can see that solar
generators often provide ample power
to supply house demands. As well I can see the birth of e-motors short range (docking, returning to harbor) as clean quiet alternatives to gas. I am wondering about the use of electric motor
as cruising alternative through maximum mileage, say, across the doldrums.
I am quite new to this engineering issue and have a very modest current
knowledge base of this topic albeit a high motivation to learn.
I short I am trying to find the best alternative to burning fossil fuels during low or no wind
If anyone has any ideas, existing boats, research forums
for this topic I'd be most interested and appreciative.