mikebikerad wrote:Almost ready, Just waiting on a shunt for the cycle analyst in the mail!!!
@hillhater: I was just wondering what it could do on that size of boat, I have only seen them used on small fishing boats and kayaks, good point though
The rule of thumb for gas engines, and displacement hulls (at least for sailboats) Is about 1 hp per 1000 lbs, to achieve hull-speed (for my boat that's 5.9 mph). This trolling motor is one of the largest made at 105 lb thrust, any many people use a 25lb thrust to 1hp rule of thumb as well. That would make the trolling motor equivalent to about 3-5 hp motor, even though it technically only uses about 1.4hp.
Another cool aspect of that, is if I use a regen controller, I can charge while sailing! For the casual sailor who doesn't do long distances, the electric motor would be all you need to get in and out of the harbor.