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"Richard,  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…"
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"Hi Richard, 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'…"
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I'm retired living near Madrid, New Mexico and building a 47' Cutter which I plan to power with a an Electric Yacht motor.

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At 7:14am on November 15, 2012, Randy Jones said…

Richard,

 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.

At 11:02am on July 24, 2012, John Rogers said…

Hi Richard,

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.

John

At 1:34pm on June 11, 2012, Greg Martin said…

Hi Richard, Good choice in thinking about electric!

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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