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Electric Boat Outboard Engines
Electric Outboard Engines
Electric Outboard Engines are readily available to power electric boats.
Using an Electric Outboard Engines may be the simplest way to add electric power to an existing craft.
Most Electric Outboard Engines will only require connecting to a charged deep-cycle battery for instant operation.
Low powered electric outboard engines are widely available from marine retailers and fishing tackle suppliers and start at about $100 (£60). A higher powered or more durable electric outboard engine can cost many thousands of dollars.
An electric outboard engine will require connection to a deep-cycle battery onboard the electric boat.
The electric outboard engine will usually combine the engine itself, a speed controller, drive chain and propeller. Many electric outboards also have amp meters and battery state-of-charge indicators.
An electric outboard engine can be an ideal propulsion unit for small electrically powered craft on inland waterways where noise and pollutin and their effects on wildlife may be an issue.
Electric Outboard Engines technology is rapidly improving as is all electric boat equipment.
Electric Outboard Engines
Electric Outboard Engines on the web.
Electric Drive for Sailboats - Electric Drive for Sailboats - Electric Drive on an American Mariner 24, Slippery When Wet. This interesting page details the owners experience of replacing the auxiliary outboard power on his 24 foot sailboat with a Motorguide Electric Outboard Engine. The author gives comparitive information on the speeds achieved with his Mercury Outboard Engine and with the newly fitted electric outboard. There are also details of the deep cycle batteries and charge controller used.
Motorguide Electric Outboards - Motorguide Electric Outboards - Motorguide is a long-established manufacturer of Electric Outboards. Range includes freshwater and saltwater electric outboards, accessories, batteries and chargers. Has an extensive electric trolling motor range.
Some Thoughts on Electric Motors and Solar Sailing - Some Thoughts on Electric Motors and Solar Sailing - Captain Ply has a very good page here discussing the issues faced in converting an electric outboard trolling engine for use as an auxiliary power drive on a sailboat. There are detailed instructions for the electic outboard's adaptation and fitting along with good pictures. There is a discussion on the best electric outboard engine to use as well as which solar panels are most efficient and cost-effective.
Electric Boat Powering and Conversion - Electric Boat Powering and Conversion - Information and links on this page relating to electric outboards and do-it-yourself electric inboard systems.
RAY Electric Outboards - RAY Electric Outboards - Established in 1974, RAY Electric Outboards produces "primary power electric outboard's". Ray motors are designed, not for trolling or secondary power, but to propel your boat as the primary means.
AMEMCO American Marine Electric Motor Corp - AMEMCO American Marine Electric Motor Corp - AMEMCO American Marine Electric Motor Corp has information on an electric outboard that uses a self-cooling, permanent magnet, brushless DC motor.
Outboard Electric Corp - Outboard Electric Corp - The Outboard Electric Corporation produces a high performance commercial electric outboard.
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