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  1. At this point I have to wonder about my decision not to fully replace the mast yet... in other news, boat is out of the water and more work is to be done! Pulled off the mast foot with some difficulty because two sheaves are beyond broken. Now with the damage in full sight its even worse than expected. I was going to replace them anyway, but getting the pins/bolts out is... a work in progress. Drilling and cutting disks in use.
  2. To be fair, I don't know how it goes with the epropulsion ones specifically. Yet for some tear down of others I have seen it can be as simple as removing the prop, unscrewing two bolts and popping off an end plate. Overall not exactly no work, but also an hour or two on the dry... I also haven't heard of ingress related failures yet. Would be interesting if your supplier had some information on regularity of checks and maintenance, Bull. Everything I ever heard was that these seals last for years, yet that is anecdotal at best.
  3. Probably, yes. Parts are available and repairs look doable according to youtube. But as you said, hard to inspect casually and who wants to take everything apart regularly? Though, is that any different for diesel shafts? Mostly asking for my own curiousity since I don't have a boat like that and always gave the petrol outboard to maintenance... And wondering if that is a similar case to the range anxiety a lot of people in my area profess to. With which I mean how suddenly everyone and their grandma is a broker or on call specialist that needs to drive a thousand kilometers a day.
  4. I had not considered that angle yet. Sure, anecdotal evidence shows that electronics that haven't died in a few years of previous use won't die in the future unless there is sudden water ingress. But I wouldn't know how to grade everything else about them. I know brushless motors have a very, very long lifespan compared to old electric motors. So much so that sometimes the bearings are stated as the item that wears out and eventually "breaks" the motor. No idea how to assess that though. Conveniently electric motors themselves are cheap, comparatively speaking, and much more easily sh
  5. Well, at least with the trolling motor we know the fishing enthusiasts get a lot of mileage out of them. And those are thousands of testers. And reputable brands like MinnKota sells you spare parts for every bit and piece just like Suzuki does. So repairability can be surprisingly high. Fixing if its electronics is beyond a layman to be sure. But for the dumb units it seems to happen rarely. Software issues with more intelligent epropulsion and torquedo is a known thing though.(arguably rare, I have little experience but few people nowadays I know of that have issues. As an anecdote)
  6. Makes me wonder though. I know my mom went through some foul weather gear suspiciously fast. What's the resistance of waterproofing? Probably depending on specifics I suppose. Has anyone tested this? Apparently goretex itself is resistant to gasoline...
  7. Convenient thread for gas related questions? Was guest on a small boat with a gas outboard, tank somewhere in the lazarette. Left my foul weather gear in the cockpit locker for a day or two. That is connected to the lazarette and not really vented. Hence it did take on that nice gasoline smell until aired out... Thing is that all the ironed on seals over the stitching on the inside peeled off within days after. Any chance of a connection there? Meaning if the adhesive could be susceptible to gasoline fumes? I have no experience in that regard.
  8. Well, then you may have used a surprising number of watts for motoring as well. Who knows. Will be interesting to see what the hourly numbers are once you're out on the water with a half full battery. About battery use guidance. Not necessarily unexpected with the E80. They quote 80%cycles (10%-90% charge levels) at around 3000. Which matches general knowledge on the LiFePo4 batteries. By far not as sensitive as some other lithium chemistries but still store best at 50% charge. In practice the wear is so little that you generally don't have to care. Going from 20%-80% can increa
  9. I feel presumptious asking for clarification... How much did you motor in and out? Yeah, I agree with TwoLegged. Sounds like the charger not pouring power into a basically full battery regardless of how much you generate. Besides the natural charge acceptance at the upper end. Yeah, I don't even bother attaching my battery to the grid unless I am below 50% or plan for a long passage.
  10. Alright then. Looking how you don't need high speed and the boat is about a third and a bit of the h-boat let me draw the comparison to the smaller trolling motor I use compared to Bull's much more capable pod. My datasheet is for 120lbs thrust and uses about 1,2kW to drive the h-boat at 4kn and can do so four or five hours with my 24V 230Ah lifepo4 battery. Basically over fifteen miles of range. You should be able to use an off the shelf pod to great effect(very small storage size) and get a battery to fit your range requirements. Either ready to use ones, or DIY your own in a water
  11. No kidding. I even get the feeling but really, really annoying on the boat since it does leave me with needing to fix it all... Especially since when the yard did it we asked for it to be done properly but ended up with this. Took the price drop back then...
  12. Hm, your boat looks quite a bit lighter than Bull's 1,5t minimum. How much power do you reckon you "need?" Because given the space you've shown and what seems like not a strict need for more than 1-2kW? you have quite a bit more in options. Well, depends on what you're goal is really.
  13. Well yes, but I didn't know the factor of that and forgot to ask at the time. I marked out the distance I needed between a measurement mark and the top end of the fitting. He even pointed out to me that it would elongate as makes sense considering the process. Guy fit it directly to the mark as intended. So now I wonder how much of the deviance comes from my previously taken measurements being off(bit of a mess I must admit) and how much is the swage itself. Figured that should be on data sheets since its all spec'ed but could not find such. Not publicly available? Well, it looks alr
  14. Been some time. While installing the new standing rigging I noticed that my forestay was a little longer than intended. Not a big issue, I think, as it is within the margin I wanted and I got rid of the turnbuckle in turn. But in combination with what the rigger mentioned about swages elongating had me look for data about that. See if I can figure out how much was myself taking inaccurate measurements(why I gave myself a margin of error) and what came down to said elongation while swaging the fitting? I couldn't really find tables for that and subsequently if I should make any adjustmen
  15. Well, that looks worse than I thought on the picture. Was one of the areas I opened up to take a closer look. Boat will be out of the water in a week and in a hangar where I'll remove everything fully and set things to dry for some time... Misremembered how it was in part... As is the "joint" is just an ugly line where the two paints meet. However the job will be slightly more work intense because in some areas the paint came off. So I'll be checking everywhere for any lose chips, cleaning up the area and repaint those while I am at it. In most places however it is more a questi
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