Electric motor types

Discussion in 'Electric Propulsion' started by gonzo, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    My opinion is hybrid is where it should be...

    No experienced boater likes to play with vessel range and that is what electric does so well.

    So, the best solution is to hybridize the system. Use electric when it is available and low power demands and use gasoline/other fuel when the electric is low and discharged. Trouble is cost.

    But my boat would be great for hybrid system. When I am crusing slow or fishing, could be electric; if I want to haul or electric is low; gas kicks in. A bit like the hybrid car.
     
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  2. portacruise
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    Using sails / solar for a sun -wind-Electric hybrid with flip down foils might be interesting, don't know if it has been seriously tried and ruled out..... Cost would be very high, but if it can be made self-sufficient for someone living full-time on the water, might be worth the cost?
     
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    This is a fantastic thread @gonzo ! Hat's off for starting the ball rolling.
     
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  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Thanks. I am learning quite a bit too.
     
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