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  1. sailmontana
    part - 2

    currently looking at a 48v propulsion system with a 48v generator to use as a backup and a large Li bank X 2 (catamaran) along with solar and wind (both high and low wind generators) use propulsion for regeneration as well and want most of the modern stuff, water maker, washing machine... Currently has 2 refers, 1 freezer, 3 electric winches, A pilot, windless, 5 AC units, ect - its your typical charter boat layout. Will be planning as much of the work myself with a ABC certifier to assist with not dying. Man, is this just completely impractical? I've dreamed of a hybrid system since I started sailing - any help would be appreciated,
  2. sailmontana
    read that you possibly have a 48v propulsion system?
    I am new to the world of cruising though have sailed for years in many oceans, mostly Caribbean on charter and will be retiring to a Lagoon 440 I got for a steal (we'll see when I actually live on it!)
    I have been working with a couple electric propulsion companies and have a decent budget to go hybrid. What I seem to be running in to is the issue with 48v. Reading many or your posts it seems that both a 48v and a 12v bank is the way to go.
    Q: if you had this platform and all tech we have available today, how would you do this?

    told it was too long so I'll go with two parts - part 1
  3. Mithril Bham
    I am restoring a 1978 Mauritius 44. Am always interested in others with a similar craft.
  4. SecondWind90814
    Hi GrowleyMonster,
    I am so glad you posted that you have a Note 4 on OpenCPN as I am very seriously considering upgrading from a S3 to a Note 4 very soon. If you don't mind me asking a couple of questions? It would be a big help to me.

    How well does the Note 4 work with the common Android navigational programs in use today, especially OpenCPN?

    Does the Note 4 need to be rooted? If so have you encountered any problems with that? (I'm a little concerned about rooting vs warranty on a new Note 4)

    If you had it do all over again would you still go with the Note 4?

    I have been very happy with my rooted S3 but it is getting old and starting to show its age (like me). I'm preparing for a cruise from Calif. to FL and think the Note 4 would be an excellent item to take with me.

    Thanks a bunch!!

    S/V Second Wind
    Long Beach, CA
  5. SailerMatt
    Hey there! Given that you've probably researched a good amount before pulling the trigger on your purchase... do you think this kit would work for a Cal 2-27?]Package MotEnergy ME-0709 Motor, Kelly 24-72V 500A Reversing/Regen Programmable Controller

    Love watching the progress. Keep up the great work!
  6. underseahunter
    Hey there Growley Monster, Underseahunter here... I am keen to see pics of your mods or sketches to boot. I am contemplating a similiar mod to my boat. Adding a hardtop/pilothouse, or some mash up of both.

  7. zeehag
    welcome to cf. please add status to your lovely profile and we will re scrutinize yer request for admission to our group! thankyou for your interest in single sailors seeking soul mates group!

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    Bruce Roberts 44 Ofshore
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    New Orleans
    Retired Seaman (SIU Bosun), razorsmith, day trader
    Working on the boat. It's a constant fixer upper. I also make and restore straight razors. No, I am not some kind of slasher but I shave with a straight razor. I don't like disposable crap. I am Single, Zee! How's that?
    I came. I saw. I sailed away.
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