Most effecient trolling/cruising motor?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by juiceclark, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. juiceclark

    juiceclark Previous Member

    In a previous thread, there was some discussion of utilizing a diesel/electric motor on a 70 foot trawler. Also, there was talk of using a hydraulic motor and I interjected using a couple diesel or electric sail drives for slow cruising speeds.

    Has anyone seen a design they thought brilliant? I'll need a single, big diesel for fast speeds in my sportfish...but will spend more time chugging along at 4 to 8 knots. It sure would be nice to turn that big CAT off and run more efficiently at slow speed...without a sail!

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