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Compelling reason to restore my antique diesel
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 Ok, before I'm kicked out of the forum, look at this Utube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21rJ30Y-sZg I don't have the same engine but my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Graupner May 21, 2012.

electric motor selection
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Greetings all,Maybe I didn't search the right places but got no information when I did.I've decided to go electric. My boat is a 1971 Nantucket Clipper, 7.5 ton yawl. She has a 3/4 full keel cutaway…Continue

Tags: planning, motors, simplicity, controller, dependability

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Hruby Apr 13, 2012.

 

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Compelling reason to restore my antique diesel

 Ok, before I'm kicked out of the forum, look at this Utube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21rJ30Y-sZg I don't have the same engine but my diesel is an old lifeboat type engine that has a similar characteristic. Another hobby I enjoy is playing music and this could be very handy. Any ideas on how I could get this out of an electric motor? WalterSee More
May 11, 2012
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electric motor selection

Greetings all,Maybe I didn't search the right places but got no information when I did.I've decided to go electric. My boat is a 1971 Nantucket Clipper, 7.5 ton yawl. She has a 3/4 full keel cutaway aft.I would like to find the best motor to fit my ideal auxilary power source. As a sailor I want something that will go when it's needed. Dependability. My sails will always be the primary but I just ran aground on my friends boat and the removal process involved his powerful diesel in reverse and…See More
Apr 10, 2012
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"Got loads of questions about electric power, regenerative braking, chargers of all kinds and sailing diesel free."
Apr 10, 2012
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Rebuilding an old sailboat with intentions of using electrical power.

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At 12:33pm on April 9, 2012, Greg Martin said…

Hi Walter, so what kind of sailboat are you rebuilding? I restored/ renewed my 1967 Bristol 32 with an electric propulsion system and I can say it was the best thing I ever did. Please tell us about your project!

 

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Pat Neal posted a discussion

Awsome weekend

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
Mar 12
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Do you know anything about St. Pierre Dories?

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
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Gen set

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
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Does anyone know how electricyacht is  doing? The website doesn't seem to have  been updated in a whileSee More
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Major test run

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
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