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Electric pleasure boats

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Unik, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Unik
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    Unik Senior Member

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  2. fredrosse
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    fredrosse USACE Steam

    I have a 14 ft O'Day Javelin, converted to electric with a 14 x 17 three blade prop at 400RPM. The boat uses a 3/4 horsepower 24 VDC PM motor, belt drive reduction, with two group 27 12 volt deep cycle marine lead-acid batteries in series. I can cruise at 5 MPH with full 24 volts (full speed) for about 4 hours with this setup.

    The boats you have pictured may use less power, and with what batteries? So the cruising time they estimate may be realistic.
     
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