Electric motors - Do they need to be so expensive

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by Kaptin-Jer, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. kistinie
    Joined: Aug 2007
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    Location: france

    kistinie Hybrid corsair

    No ...My insurer ask me too much money for this and girl friend vote against the project. But it may change ...

    Just some work in London and then in Southampton before going to "la cote d'Azur", not a long trip with a fast racing multihull.
    Uncomfortable, yes, as we have nothing aboard even toilets, but efficiency is here with a 18m mast 2 tons/40 feet boat... till weather decides you stay where you are. That is sailing,
    I happily accept the idea to have a master, a weather master.

    And by the end, 2 or 10 litres of fuel burnt to do the trip for 3 friends

    With the 5 Kw motor and 48V batteries it will be zero litre

    In 15 century, Italians to say zero, used to say ZEFIRO (coming from arab word "as-sifr" meaning empty)

    Isn't it fun ?

    Have a Good day Richard !

    Cheers

    François
     

  2. mydauphin
    Joined: Apr 2007
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    Location: Florida

    mydauphin Senior Member

    I am moving my boat to highest concentration of electric boat and start charging for tows....

    Electric Motors are for windshield wipers.... That will get all you boiling hot.. lol..
     
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