|Subject: [harryproa] Re: Auxillary Power|
|From: Mike Crawford |
|Date: 4/7/2008, 3:56 PM|
Personally I'm very much for a system that allows for electric power without a transmission, retractability, non-exposed prop "blades", with a continuous-duty rating.
I basically have two worries about the EPS system in particular:
a) It looks like the retraction mechanism pivots down, which means that there would still probably be a speed-sapping opening in the bottom of the hull when retracted. One of the vertically-retracti
b) The smallest EPS model shown starts at 30kw (40 hp), which is a lot higher than is needed. If a Visionarry will do 8 knots at 11.25kw (15hp), you might not want to go much over 15kw in terms of thruster power. OSSA Powerlite's "propulsion duty rated" 25kw generator weighs 546 pounds, while their 10kw generator weighs in the 150lb to 160lb range.
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