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Old 11-23-2021, 11:49 AM
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mercury Racing is entering this new form of power


https://www.boatingmag.com/story/boa...tion-outboard/





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I dont see this getting too much spectator interest. At 23' and they look like pod racers, the average Joe is not looking at them dreaming of owning one of them. And at a topo speed of 58 mph (yawn) they really are too slow.
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Old 11-23-2021, 11:52 AM
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intriguing beautiful catamaran all electric boat



It looks like a Robalo colidied with a transAtlantic cruiser and this was some back yard monstrosity that resulted.
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:43 PM
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Boats consume extremely large amounts of energy. An electric boat will always have a short leash unfortunately.

Sorry, but gasoline is freedom
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Boats consume extremely large amounts of energy. An electric boat will always have a short leash unfortunately.

Sorry, but gasoline is freedom
not unless you have my new device "mr. fusion" "D
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The electric motor technology is there. Some pretty impressive outboards already on the market. Battery tech however has yet to catch up and has a ways to go for marine and aviation applications.
It will get there and I foresee a day that energy storage will have a comparable density of a tank of gas. If I could have a 300hp Electric Mercury to replace the 300XS AND have similar range to the 60 gallon tank in place now AND recharge it via solar panels on the roof of the dock I’d be all over it.
Having driven my neighbors Tesla Model 3 Performance I’m a believer in a flat torque curve!
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Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
The electric motor technology is there. Some pretty impressive outboards already on the market. Battery tech however has yet to catch up and has a ways to go for marine and aviation applications.
It will get there and I foresee a day that energy storage will have a comparable density of a tank of gas. If I could have a 300hp Electric Mercury to replace the 300XS AND have similar range to the 60 gallon tank in place now AND recharge it via solar panels on the roof of the dock Id be all over it.
Having driven my neighbors Tesla Model 3 Performance Im a believer in a flat torque curve!
For now the Hybrid type of cruisers seem to be the best. There is a Australian company that does a small diesel that the engine bell-housing coupler is a motor/ generator. Can be used in full electric, full diesel or a combo of the two.

For performance boats or runabouts,,,, yes it will be some time.
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not unless you have my new device "mr. fusion" "D
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Spinning the prop is no mystery, battery technology needs some time to mature but electrification is in our future. I see a hybrid system that would shut the IC motor off at low speed and use both when the hammer is down.
Go for a ride in a Tesla duel motor car and get back to me.
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