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All those batteries and where to put them.
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Hey everyoneMy name is Brett and I am in the process off converting a Downeaster 38 from diesel to electric. We use this boat in harbour tour service in Thunder Bay Ontario. The biggest question so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Hruby May 4, 2012.

 

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All those batteries and where to put them.

Hey everyoneMy name is Brett and I am in the process off converting a Downeaster 38 from diesel to electric. We use this boat in harbour tour service in Thunder Bay Ontario. The biggest question so far is where to put the batteries and what type to get. We had hoped to install the batteries in the old fuel tank space under the floor but alas the space has proved to be too small for the numbers we need. I have now decided to put the 400 ah AGM type batteries in and will install them on a shelf…See More
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Captain of Journeyer, a 38 Downeaster that we are now converting to an electric engine.

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At 11:41am on May 1, 2012, Greg Martin said…

Hi Brett, good choice in going electric! Please keep us posted about your project. 

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.

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