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65657Re: [bolger] Re: A Bolger launch?

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  • Douglas Pollard
    Mar 2, 2011
      Electric drives are great for small and maybe even big boats and even more so in the near future.  If you can get or have a golfcart motor I would use it. I am not as sure that I would buy a motor and batteries unless just a trolling motor and a couple batteries where there is not a lot of money involved.  It is my understanding that the new batteries will be much higher voltage and so will the motors they run.  I am not sure that what I am saying here is true but maybe just something to think about? I think electric is going to very practical for sailboat auxiliaries in the not to distant future as long as you spend most nights in a marina where you can charge batteries or use the motor very little.  If you are going off cruising they probably won't work unless you want to listen to a generator run all night.
         The future is almost here.             Doug

      On 03/02/2011 09:52 AM, Greg Kay wrote:
      I saw a diagram of one once, hooked up to a shaft with a drive belt. I think Glen-L or Clarkcraft has something about that.

      From: f_swygert <farna@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, March 2, 2011 9:41:22 AM
      Subject: [bolger] Re: A Bolger launch?


      I've got a couple old golf carts that were given to me. I'm wondering if one of those motors would make a good slow cruiser....

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sirdarnell" <sirdarnell@...> wrote:
      > Yes. Plans $75 from the Woodenboat Store:
      > http://www.woodenboatstore.com/prodinfo.asp?number=400-092
      > David
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "gregmkay" <gregmkay@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Did Bolger ever design his own version of some sharpie-like equivalent in function to the luxurious late 19th-early 20th Century electric launches (The ones that were often fan tailed) for leisurely and cruising protected waters with small groups of friends? If he did, do you know where I might find information on it?
      > >

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