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30' Pilothouse Motorsailer a good conversion candidate? 6 Replies

Started by Max Sail in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Apr 12.

Decision Tree for Electric Conversion 1 Reply

Started by Dennis Gibbons in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Apr 11.

Use of the load feature on Morningstar Controller 6 Replies

Started by Jim Folsom in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Jim Folsom Apr 1.

Battery Bank Maintaining/Charging/Sizing 20 Replies

Started by Derrick in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Mar 29.

makeing some progress 1 Reply

Started by Pat Neal in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Pat Neal Mar 19.

2v Battery Bank and charging 14 Replies

Started by Robert Olmedo in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Robert Olmedo Mar 17.

Parallel plus Series I'm confused 11 Replies

Started by Harry Kellogg in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Harry Kellogg Mar 9.

Solar Sails coming to market

Started by Capt. Mike in Electric Sailing Mar 9.

Very new to electric boating 35 Replies

Started by Harry Kellogg in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Harry Kellogg Feb 24.

How much electric power do you really need? 1 Reply

Started by Tom Hruby in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Feb 15.

Cost Comparison - Lead Acid vs. Lithium 2 Replies

Started by Tom Hruby in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Sally M. Reuther Feb 13.

LiFeP04 Batteries 14 Replies

Started by David Mackintosh in DIY Forum. Last reply by David Mackintosh Feb 8.

Weak Battery Bank 8 Replies

Started by Peter Thompson in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Jan 24.

Size matters 17 Replies

Started by Sailor Jerry in Electric Sailing. Last reply by John Pomer Jan 22.

User Experiences: Torqeedo 6 Replies

Started by Greg Martin in User Experiences and Product Reviews. Last reply by Harry Kellogg Jan 19.

Battery Bank installation 1 Reply

Started by Manuel Marinelli in Electric Sailing. Last reply by John Pomer Jan 11.

Electric Paddle

Started by Capt. Mike in User Experiences and Product Reviews Jan 4.

HARBOR TEST 2013 2 Replies

Started by Capt. Mike in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Capt. Mike Dec 5, 2013.

48 volts from Honda Generator? 29 Replies

Started by Peter Thompson in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Nov 26, 2013.

Looking good so far 1 Reply

Started by Pat Neal in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Nov 16, 2013.

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ANTHONY BISSET is now a member of Electric Seas
Apr 14
Dennis Gibbons posted a discussion

Decision Tree for Electric Conversion

First, let me say Hi to all of you.  I am new to the group, but not to sailing (40 years and counting). I have blessed myself prior to turning the key on an Atomic 4  after refueling, torn my hands bloody bleeding a Westerbeke 4-60 (the block of which is from a British Taxi engine) and changed the timing belt on a Piranha engine(the British version of the VW Pathfinder with the added advantage of electrics by Lucas, the Prince of Darkness).Suffice it to say, I am open to electric propulsion.…See More
Apr 10
Dennis Gibbons is now a member of Electric Seas
Apr 10
Max Sail posted a discussion

30' Pilothouse Motorsailer a good conversion candidate?

Today I looked at an old wood Sea Sailer 30 pilot house motor sailer to restore. I'm hoping this group can give me some input on the wisdom of going electric with something like this. Does the heavier engine demand due to less sailing ability make it a dumb idea? It's 13,100 lbs displacement, originally had a Perkins 40 hp and 100 gal fuel tank. It would leave plenty of room under the floor for a big battery bank, but would I end up dangerously short on ballast? Or might being lighter improve…See More
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"I am fitting Hybrid Electric Propulsion to my Colvic Victor 40 - LM200 / Sigmadrive / 48V"
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Apr 2
Jim Folsom posted a discussion

Use of the load feature on Morningstar Controller

Just a quick question about using the load feature on my controller. I have a 32" Freedom powered by a 48 volt motor. Eight AGM's wired to provide one large 200 amp 48 volt battery. System works fine. I also have a small West Marine 12 volt, 32 amp battery not hooked to the system. Can I wire this battery directly to the load on my controller to charge it? Any precautions I should be aware of? Thanks, Jim
Mar 30
Uwe Behrendt is now a member of Electric Seas
Mar 28
Pat Neal posted a discussion

makeing some progress

Finishing up some winter progects helm station solar nav station & house power now 100% electricSee More
Mar 19
Bruce Schwab is now a member of Electric Seas
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Mar 10
Capt. Mike posted a discussion

Solar Sails coming to market

Looks like sails with solar panels woven into them may be coming to market starting this spring:http://biankablog.blogspot.com/2014/03/solar-sails.htmlSomething to keep a lookout for.Capt. Mikehttp://biankablog.blogspot.comSee More
Mar 9
Robert Olmedo posted a discussion

2v Battery Bank and charging

I got tired of going out to the slip and trying to crank over the old 2 cylinder Farryman on my 1972 33' Pearson.  I got more splinters from the dock than sailing time.So, I've decided to go electric.  I did some research on the different companies and settled on a Thunderstruck 10kw solution.  The owners there answered a lot of my questions every time I called them and never seemed bothered when I called.Check - motor selected.Next item - batteries. I had initially decided to get 4 Lifeline…See More
Mar 6
Harry Kellogg posted a discussion

Parallel plus Series I'm confused

I need some help. I believe I have the right setup but before I blow my controller I would like a second opinion or three.  I have four 12v and a controller and electric motor both at 24v. I believe the setup pictured below will work but need some corroboration please. Thank you in advance.HarrySee More
Mar 2
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