I have a 10 - 12 Ton Monohull yacht. I would like to install an electric motor, as main power.
I have been recommended a 3.7Hp 36V motor as aprox suitable, I'm not an electrician (I AM a sailor!!) and the controller and bits & pieces of this motor presented a mine field for me!
The best solution I have so far come up with is the mentioned 3.7Hp brush motor out of a golf cart, however I would like to have a regenerating motor to assist in re-charging whilst I am under sail. I would also like to install a solar array for charging whist NOT under sail!
If somebody has been down this road already, or anyone else can offer any useful advice, I would appreciate this greatly. Even if you are not a sailor, or have any experience with boats - I just need a bit of guidance as to what technology is available and how to apply it. To date, my efforts normally have resulted in "we dont have anything to suit a boat" before they even hear me out!!
CGB Electric Sailor