Aft Battery BankpropElectric Wing Motor Detail
OwnerJed Shafer and Linda LeMoncheck
LocationSeal Beach, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1928 Blanchard 36 Stock Cruiser
Classic Wooden Motor Yacht, built and launched in 1928 in Seattle, Washington by Blanchard Boat Works. Relocated in southern California in 2004. Fully restored for local cruising.
MotorAdvanced DC k91-4003 Series Wound DC
(see photo)
Drivetrain18x15 3-blade bronze prop linked via 1.375" prop shaft to a 4.25:1 reduction pulley and BX drive belt aft of ZF marine transmission that connects to primary diesel propulsion, so it is, technically, a hybrid.
ControllerAlltrax AXE7234P
Batteries12 US Battery 2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Wouldn't use anything but US Battery for good old time lead acid set up.(see photo)
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerProMariner ProSport 20 Plus
two 36 volt solid state multi-stage,"waterproof" on board. Slow but steady.
Instrumentationanalog state of charge
Top Speed6 MPH ( 9 KPH)
Great for cruising around the bay. Cruises at 4.5 knots under electric power.
AccelerationYeah, right.
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Glides along for 3 happy hours per charge to about 50% DOD
Watt Hours/Mile865 Wh/Mile
Approx 60 Amps/hour to attain 5MPH (4.5 knots)
Seating CapacityDrinks 6, eats 4, sleeps 2
Curb Weight18,000 Pounds (8,181 Kilograms)
Nine tons of wooden fun
Conversion Timeabout 50 hours of actual tinkering
Conversion CostIf you have to ask...
Additional FeaturesAlbright 182B contactors
Duffy Boats wig-wag throttle pot
18x15, 3-blade Michigan Wheel MP series bronze prop (see Photo)
For more photos see Blanche's album at the Classic Yacht association WebPage

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