Hybrid Yachts

Technical discussion on converting internal combustion to electric
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Post by Simon » Sun, 14 Oct 2007, 20:22

I found this site today.

http://www.asmomarine.com/2005/asmo_uk/00.shtml

ASMO Marine are selling electric motor kits ranging from 6kw-13kw continuous with regen capability when under sail power!

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Post by Thalass » Mon, 15 Oct 2007, 07:28

Interesting. I once heard of a company in the USA that had been building electric boats since before IC engines were practical. Still a small company, though they did build PT boats during WWII iirc.


That would be a great idea, though. Sail on wind power most of the time, charging your batteries as you go, and then when the wind slacks off or is in the wrong direction you can choose to stow the canvas and run on electric power! Free travel! :P
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by ckas » Thu, 01 Nov 2007, 18:58

Then install a couple of wheels and a suspension system for when you run out of water :)

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Post by jpcw » Thu, 01 Nov 2007, 22:34

How about converting something like this Image
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibious_vehicle

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 01 Nov 2007, 23:48

That would be awesome... My grandad works at the army museum in freo... maybe I could steal one of those or a Ferret Scout Car...

mwahaha the Hummer of the EV world, it'd be!
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Post by Rob M » Fri, 02 Nov 2007, 04:27

google watercar and check out the modern amphibs

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