We are the last sailing lobster boat in the state of Maine but the first to go electric. My son and I found the old Sarah Mead in a barn ready to be burned when we bought her and started the restoration. She sails now and fishes as…"
We have a history with Madrid- lived there in '77 and '83- very sparsely populated back then!- but are closer to the water now. Please let me know about the electric system you're looking at. With a 38'…"
We are the last sailing lobster boat in the state of Maine but the first to go electric. My son and I found the old Sarah Mead in a barn ready to be burned when we bought her and started the restoration. She sails now and fishes as she was built to do, but never designed with a diesel engine in her. Electric is the only option that fits this boat.
We do need to do some other repairs to her as she has some cracked ribs, typical for a boat this age, and design. We will be making a video of the entire process and are more than willing to share ideas and new discoveries with anyone who wants to talk boats.
We have received the parts and batteries needed for the conversion, and I have to tell you, they are impressive. The quality of material is excellent and clearly designed by someone who has been on the water. I did a lot of research before buying Electric Seas system, and none could compare. The 360 will more than power our boat at 8 tons of weight. Like I said we are a commercial boat so we need to go regardless of wind, wave or other weather. The Friendship Sloop was known as a fishing vessel that could bring her crew home regardless of the conditions. I believe the Electric Seas 360 will meet that standard.
Our web site is Sailmuscongus.com Check out the captain’s blog for updates.
We have a history with Madrid- lived there in '77 and '83- very sparsely populated back then!- but are closer to the water now. Please let me know about the electric system you're looking at. With a 38' ketch we're in the larger size group with you and just beginning the investigation into electric propulsion.
Got out for 3 days done about 30 miles under power @ 35amps 4 kts average Got in some good sail time sill working on the regen I am only getting about 2 amps @ 5.5-6 kts got to work on this still its better than nothing. Got to run the EU2000 (about 2 or 3 hours total) to run the chargers and fix dinners as all my cooking is electric also cooking with the inverter eats a lot of power and I am pretty sure I would have to cover at least 2 boats with panels to keep up works pretty good for coffee…See More
I have just gotten a 22' St. Pierre Dory, it has not sails or rudder, but it does have masts. It is a doug-fir ply dory and the late John Gardner consulted during construction. I can handle the basic plywood repairs and scraping old paint etc. I have no knowledge or experience designing a rudder or sail plan. I have a home built trimaran 28' that I am thinking of scraping since it has electronic propulsion and large sails. If you become my sailing friend and help, will keep fed, will pay for…See More
I am going to pick up a Honda EU2000 this week to run the house and charger when on the hookFor those of you that use a portable gen what is you opinion as to where is the best place to mount and run it. I rented one last week and made sure that it would meet my needs and was pleased to find out that it ran every thing in eco mode ( charge-toaster oven and even the water heater one @ a time of course ) I ordered the companion so I will be able to use the 30A shore power cord so I will be able…See More
Took her out for her first serious test run on the 23rd January. Everything performed very well. Ran the electric motor for over an hour at 4 knots. The batteries still had plenty of charge left in them. My prediction of motoring for 3 hours at 4.5 to 5 knots is looking good. The outbound trip was against the tide and the yacht has not been anti fouled in 2 years. In the tropics the growth underneath is very fast. Once she is antifouled I will get another 1.5 knots.Charged the battery bank via…See More