"Hi george I did my set up last year. I did the entire job my self. I am verey happy with set up and the power when I need it is unreal !. I use a honda 2000 when I take a trip of more that a day sail or go out on the hook for the night. this keeps…"
I have not purchased an e-prop system yet. I have looked at several web sites and am impressed with several motors and controllers. I have done some work with making motor control panels in another industry so I would like to use some…"
Hi george I did my set up last year. I did the entire job my self. I am verey happy with set up and the power when I need it is unreal !. I use a honda 2000 when I take a trip of more that a day sail or go out on the hook for the night. this keeps my house bank up and running. I run the charger for one hr in the morning and 1 to 1.5 in the evening. the only real trade off I see is when I do motor it is at about 3.5 knts compaired to 4.5 before. now that said I can go alot faster than that when needed. I am real happy I went with the 180i bill
I have not purchased an e-prop system yet. I have looked at several web sites and am impressed with several motors and controllers. I have done some work with making motor control panels in another industry so I would like to use some of that experience to set up the best system I can for my needs and my boats characteristics.
So far my motor list is comparing ratings and I'm looking at characteristics that will assist regen and durability. Walter
Hello George. If in your business development you need any references for Electric Yacht, let me know. I converted Coincidence, my 26' sloop last year--I made my blog available to Scott, not sure if he ever used anything from it.
Welcome to Electric Seas! Thanks for joining. I've sent out invitations to a few other people you know in the electric boating community so hopefully they'll join us here soon too. I'm also just about to say something on the EBYG forum and hopefully the idea will catch on. So what do you think so far? I think there's alot of potential with this. Members can customize their profiles, companies can put info about their companies here, boat owners can put info about their boats, everyone can post photos, videos, links to news and products, and schedule events on the calendar. In my opinion the forums are very easy to use here, too.
Anyway, please go ahead and play around with this. There's alot you can do to start, with your profile- I noticed your photo is abit "pixelated" mine was too when I first uploaded a low res photo. You can upload a higher res photo for your profile pic, too. Also, upload any photos of boat projects, or anything you think is interesting. And just for fun, there's lots of widgets you can add to your profile- check out mine and David "Davy" Jones' profiles, I have my favorite books on display and Davy has a really cool shark break game there as a fun distraction.
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I've noticed the majority of vendors base their EP motors on 48 volts, how come?I saw a Greenstar Marine product at the Portland boat show & the size 10 motor was 24 volts, their larger motor was 48. I think Mastervolt also has a 24 v motor in the smaller size also.That got me to thinking why 48 volts? Is it because golf cart motors are 48 & that became the starting point for recreational EP? If you could find/get a motor that ran on 24 volts, it would be far easier to have a larger…See More
Hi group,This is our first post, so a brief introduction:We just bought a 43 foot catamaran with twin solomon drives. 5kw each.We are used to old honest yanmar diesels, so this electric propulsion is quite new for us.Also we have not a fully understanding of the system so we will run into technical questions.Hopefully this group can help us out a little. We will share of course on how we fare with this new direction.cheers, PepSee More
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