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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    I have enquired with the suppliers, and I'm hoping to go see an installation soon on another boat.  I'm sure the batteries are splash proof, I just want to keep the whole set up as clean and tidy as possible. I have loads of room under the cockpit, much less in the cabin, so I'll always run a...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Hi @allweather, Sorry, I haven't got specific pics to hand, but some brochure shots here: https://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/arbor-yachts/product-54627-455477.html show the open stern and flat cockpit floor. I've added an upstand around the hatch now (the drainage system for a flush hatch just...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    @Bull City, I saw some pictures of the battery installation. Did you think of a box for the battery? Or happy that it's internal position will keep everything clean and dry? I'm siting my battery in the old engine position, to keep the weight positioning similar. It's accessed through a hatch...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    An excellent, interesting read of a beautiful build, if you've a few hours (days!) of free time this winter.
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    @Bull City That looks nice and neat, especially the fairing externally and padding internally around the pod.  They were pretty keen on simple match of *this* pod with *that* battery, so 3kw pod and an E80 battery.  We've been using the Mastervolt Li-ions at work, partly because their battery...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    It's the Epropulsion.  Various reasons - price, dealer's ability to answer questions, unit size, amongst others.
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Yep, I'm interested in that! I'm currently planning to go into the water with the standard prop and use the hydroregen. If that proves costly in speed and feeble in generation, then I'll be looking to swap out for a folding/feathering prop and pv panels. I work with a couple of CAD guys (I'm not...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Yeah, 10% of the achievement. But often an extra 50% of either effort or cost.  Usually 100% worth it though.
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Yep, that's me, well, my attempt at finding a niche in the market place. I think I was a couple of years early for the market in the UK; and there's a few things I'd do differently a 2nd time around. Bloody glad I gave it a try though, and Rupert did write a damn nice article. That meant an...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Thank you, I like her :D
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    This is an interesting description of an early fitout to a Sadler 29. Scroll down about halfway for Ian from Nestaway's post. https://forums.ybw.com/index.php?threads/twin-electric-salona-yachts.558002/page-6#post-7522668 Replaced a Bukh 20 with a prototype 10kW to start, and about to change...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    It is indeed something to think about. The Torqeedo folk where realtively happy that their 2kw pod would do the job, though I was verging toward the 4 instead. The eprop 3kw seemed a good balance between the two. Having chatted to the boat's designer, he was pretty happy that 5-6hp equivalent...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    No worries, your comments about the robustness are worth far more. I've not checked about the GPS on the sidemount or not. I assume it either carries one, or has inputs for data from GPS or log to help with the range calcs. I've enquired, so hope to get a confirmation. I'm doing the...
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    ePropulsion Pod Drive

    Good morning Bull, et al. Bull - have you got any pictures of the kit over the weekend? This has been a long and fruitful read. I've been interested in the electric drives for a while. Years ago it seemed a very involved process, and the onus on the buyer/fitter. I was looking seriously at the...
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I was hoping to be on the water in spring... It took ten days to plank our hull... Only a week to build and fair the decks... The interior structure was fine... Fitting the engine and sail drive was four days including building the engine beds... But finding the right light fitting/mooring...
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