"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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Taking on another big project and just looking to see if anyone might have any feed back4 years ago I restored a 33foot Morgan O/I and repowered with a Thunder Struck 10kw drive and a 310ah FLA battery bank I am very happy with this boat and lived aboard for 3 yearsBottom line I met a girl that likes living aboard as much I do so I bought a 43 foot Gulf Star trawler no mistake about it. Its a huge project but it is moving alongIt is powered by Perkins 6-354s my plan is to sell them and repower…See More
In the mid 1990's Phil Bolger, a naval architect from Gloucester Massachusetts, designed an electric runabout for the home builder called the Lily. Recently there has been some interest in upgrading the design of the propulsion system and batteries to make better use of current technologies. Here are my suggestions for upgrading the original system in Lily. The MotorsIn 1995 Lily was set up with a 24 V trolling motor, and I consider trolling motors to still be the most cost effective option…See More
I'm closing in on making the switch to lithium. I am using a Mini BMS for the battery management and having trouble getting the AC relay for the charger to reset. The "key" terminal on the head board is connected to the switch but it does not reset the relay when cycled on and off. If I physically disconnect and reconnect the 12 volt supply to the board the AC relay resets. Does anyone know what the "key" terminal on the head board wants to see?
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I'd like to try to get a handle on boat speeds.So please: post your boat details and speeds! I'll get the ball rolling....- Defintion of "takeoff weight": just like aircraft: entire weight of craft + batteries + humans + everything. If you don't know, take an educated guess.- conversions fyi: 1km/hr = 1.6mph 1km/hr = 1.852knots- HOW I MEASURE SPEED: I find GPS's generally suck at reading low speeds. What I do is take two known points (the corner of my dock, and the corner…See More