engine removalcompleted conversionbattery monitor
OwnerRandy Brooks
Owner's Other EVs2002 Toyota Echo
1948 Allis-Chalmers G tractor
LocationChelan, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Coronado 32 MkII sailboat
MotorMars Electric Yacht 130i system Permanent Magnet DC
The Electric Yacht system is compact, plug and play, and
well designed. It consists of the motor, adjustable motor
mount with reduction toothed belt drive, controller with
power scaling and regen adjustments, battery monitor
display, and misc. parts. Easily installed compared to
other EV conversions I've done.
DrivetrainElectric Yacht (www.electricyacht.com) 130i conversion
replaced stock 4 cylinder inboard gas engine (Palmer 60,
same as FarmAll tractor engine, with V drive forward/reverse
Controller Electric Yacht 130i system
Batteries8 Deka Type 31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage48 Volts
120vAC/48vDC, 20 amp, charger. But actually charges at 30
amps while drawing only 13 amps from outlet!
DC/DC Converter
None, the 12v "house" battery is charged by a separate AC
charger and small solar panel.
InstrumentationElectric Yacht Battery Monitor (cycles between volts/amps
display and hours remaining display)
Top Speed6 MPH ( 9 KPH)
5.5 knots
AccelerationGood, for an 11,000 lbs sailboat!
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Cruising at 4.5 knots (50 amps) our range is 2 hrs at 50%
SOC, 4 hrs at full discharge, and 6 hrs running the range
extender Honda 2000 generator.
Seating Capacitysleeps 8
Curb Weight0
11,000 lbs displacement
Conversion Time40 hrs
Conversion Cost$7,500
It's such a joy to go to the boat, turn on the master battery switch, turn on the "ignition"
switch, and go. No more worrying if it will start, getting gassed out while warming up,
fussing with gas and oil, worrying if it will die at idle while we're coming into the dock,
or yelling to be heard over the engine noise. Yeah!
Conversion journal at WebPage
The original Electric Yacht 130i conversion kit was replaced with an Electric Yacht 180ibl
brushless AC motor conversion because of radio interference on the marine VHF radio.
No static since the change, and slightly better performance.
Cabernet has been sold.

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