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My sailboat battery project!

Discussion in 'Electric Conversions' started by Jallum.pa.us, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Jallum.pa.us

    Jallum.pa.us Member

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    I've decided to upgrade the battery pack on my sailboat! I bought four "sheets" from a salvaged Model S 85 battery pack, and have set about fitting them into my boat, to run the "house" electrical needs (lights, refrigeration, inverters, etc.)

    If you're at all interested in the project, take a look: Swan 57

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  2. AAARSINIC

    AAARSINIC Member

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    Very cool. I raced for nearly 10 years on a Swan 53 named Mistress. So many amazing memories on that boat.
     
  3. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    what would it take to replace the diesel motor on a sailboat? Can you stick batteries in the keel?
    Conceivable to regen the battery while under sail power as well.
     
  4. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    Put up half dozen full size solar panels would be step #1 for almost any sailboat with a cabin. If the diesel engine needs replacing (expensive) you might well consider going electric motor with batteries of course being in the bilge. But getting the panels up and enjoying the KWHs is key.
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