Electric Boats

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Simon
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Post by Simon » Mon, 07 Apr 2008, 05:55

I've been looking at Electric Boats recently and found the Electric Boat Association UK. According to their website Moritz Hermann Jacobi designed and built an electric motor and fitted it to a ten-oared shallop waaaay back in the 1830's!!

www.electric-boat-association.org.uk/history.htm

Here are a couple of australian links to electric boats, does someone know if there are any electric boat conversions in WA?

Vorta Electric Boat
www.vortapowersystems.com/Jet-Canoe.html

The Electric Boat Company
www.sydneyboats.com.au/electricBoats.html

Solar Sailor
www.solarsailor.com.au/media.htm
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Post by lithbattboss » Sat, 12 Apr 2008, 20:32

Hi Simon,
Charles Fitzhardinge of Solarboat in Sydney specialises in all electric boats. He builds electric boats for private use as well as electric ferries which are in use in Singapore. These ferries use 4 banks each of 1200Watthour batteries and the motor size ranges from 1kW to 6kW.

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Post by AgentSpanky » Thu, 24 Apr 2008, 19:02

Hi,

Edison Marine has some classy looking cruisers (think Lake Como, 1930s) with twin 9 inch DC motors..

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Post by lithbattboss » Thu, 24 Apr 2008, 19:18

Classy looking boats alright. Just superb!

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