Big OilRudder/el.outboardReefing and furling mast
OwnerRob Linda
LocationSimpson Bay , Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles map
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Vehicle2010 Tri
Solar electric motorsailing trimaran dinghy
MotorHitachi 0.9 HP Series Wound DC
Dynastarter from golfcart
DrivetrainJohnson 8HP leg with 600W dynastarter from golfcart as powerhead
No controller
On/Off switch
Batteries1 Mastervolt AGM, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
130Ah (C20)
System Voltage12 Volts
ChargerSiemens 55W
Solar panel does all the charging
Dig. Ampmeter
Top Speed4 MPH ( 6 KPH)
Range6 Miles ( 9 Kilometers)
Sailing most of the time
Motorsailing mainly to windward
Motoring in calms and tight corners
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight0
2 sailors can lift it
Conversion Time3 months on and off
Conversion CostRecycled and repaired old stuff.
Bought can of paint.
Less than &100
Additional FeaturesRolling windsurf mast for furling and reefing
Rudder on outboard leg.
Sails comfortable, safe and very dry.
The instant electric propulsion at the flip of the switch, makes the sailing dinghy a joy to use as tender between anchored boat and shore

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