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Old 11-03-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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Electric jet tender

Saw this today from a supplier who I worked with in the past. This is what we need, more development of tenders with an integrated electric motor/batteries, instead of relying on trolling motors or outboards.

2 hour endurance. Most trawlers nowadays have solar arrays.

I haven't received a price yet.

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Think you could go faster with a pair of oars.

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:02 AM   #3
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Think you could go faster with a pair of oars.

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you may have to when the battery runs out!!
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The day you can get the same power from an equal weight of batteries as a tank of gas, electric tenders will be great. Until then, it's either oars or gas for me.
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There is a lot to like in that package, but a lot not to like


Likes:


1. Fully integrated propulsion and battery system.
2. Molded seats for helmsman and passengers.
3. A 50 amp maximum battery draw at 200 v with a 11 KWh battery rating gives you a hp rating of about 10, but only for 1 hour. Slow down to 5 hp and it probably will last for 2+ hours. Enough for almost everyone.
4. Hypalon hull.


Not to like:


1. The price- with an 11 KW battery pack, jet drive, etc, it will be high, at least $10,000.
2. Weight- 600 lbs will be tough for most davits to handle ;-).
3. It won't plane- no way at 600 lb empty weight and 10 hp.


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Old 11-03-2016, 10:34 AM   #6
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Jet drive and electric, not yet ready for mainstream consumption....


Should prove to be expensive, heavy, slow, lack range, and have maintenance issues.
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