Help Planning a repower - is it time to go alternative?

Discussion in 'Hybrid' started by Tumalo, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Tumalo
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    Tumalo New Member

    Hi,
    I'm new to the forum and hoping I'm in the right spot to get some wisdom related to "hybrid" (DE or Battery) solutions. My diesel engine recently gave up and I figure this would be a good opportunity to explore both routes to repower.

    I honestly don't know where to start in terms of determining what my setup would look like but have quickly realized there 1) are few obvious solutions and 2) few people with the expertise to install/help install.

    Other key information that might be helpful:
    - Vessel is a 30' Sundowner trawler
    - 5cyl 70hp motor (dead) with max HP at the shaft 67 @ 4500 RPM; max torque (ft/lbs) 90 @ 3000 RPM
    - My cruise is 7 knots at 2800-3000k
    - Use is in and around the Puget Sound, 40% on the hook 60% marina. Occasional long distance cruise (i.e. Desolation Sound, San Juans, etc.)

    Thanks advance for any information out there . . .I've seen a lot in terms of sailing solutions and yachts but nothing for the little guy like me.

    Chuck
     
  2. juiceclark

    juiceclark Previous Member

  3. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Look at the Kubota stuff for a repower .Use your existing tranny and shaft, prop.

    Since the parts can be had at the tractor store , the prices don't get as insane as Volvo Yanmar and the other "marine" pirates.

    FF
     
  4. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Brite Star, strangle your web dork ,

    most of the world is still on DIAL UP, and your site is therefore unaviliable.

    Have you built a boat yet?

    FF Ortona Lock
     
  5. juiceclark

    juiceclark Previous Member

    try this

    Fred,
    The site is just for messin' around...don't expect any biz from it. I'm the web dork! Try this to bypass the flash presentation:
    http://britestaryachts.com/Home_Page.html

    We'll start laying the first hull in about 60 days. Have plenty of very experienced glass layers looking for extra work...that's 4 sure! Each will take a long time to build...no short cuts or cheap labor. We hope 15 months can finish the first.

    TC
     
  6. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    I'm the web dork! Try this to bypass the flash presentation:

    Nope I went for some goodcheese and crackers and a beer4min and its still cranking , got something at the 5 min time.

    You forget how slow DIAL UP is for us folks with only $10 buck internet actually loads.

    FF
     
  7. juiceclark

    juiceclark Previous Member

    Something is wrong then. The link I gave to the homepage doesn't have any high density stuff on it. It's just a logo and a couple low-res drawings with links to better pages.
    Actually, I appreciate the heads-up...maybe something is wrong with my web provider. Here's the guestbook pages...there's really nothing on that page so it should come right up:
    http://britestaryachts.com/Guestbook.php

    TC
     
  8. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Great , that took under 30 seconds and the concept boats was almost as fast.

    FF
     
  9. Jack Daniels Eq
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  10. SReuther
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    SReuther New Member

    Electric hybrid for boats

    You might take a look at E Motion Hybrids. The web site is www.electricmarinepropulsion.org We've been talking with them about putting this system into our Moody 376. I believe it might fit well into your boat depending on the amount of room you have available for the system components.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
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