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Brad O'Connell is now a member of Electric Seas
May 5, 2012

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Alberg 30 owner, converted to Electric Yacht Aux Propulsion in 2009.

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At 11:14pm on May 5, 2012, Greg Martin said…

Hi Brad, good choice in going electric! Alberg 30s are beautiful boats. Please tell us all about your adventures!

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that we have forum topic under general discussions that we're using as an archive for previous messages to all members, concerning info about this site. Here's the topic:

http://www.electricseas.org/forum/topics/archive-of-messages-to-all

We'll periodically send a message with updates on what's going on. This site is always evolving, so please feel free to shape it into whatever you want.

Keep us posted,

-Greg

 
 
 

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ANTHONY BISSET is now a member of Electric Seas
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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
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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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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
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Pat Neal posted a discussion

makeing some progress

Finishing up some winter progects helm station solar nav station & house power now 100% electricSee More
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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
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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
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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
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