I’m planning to make my sailboat (6 tons) electric. I’ve calculated that I need 6.6kw of power tops. Now a lot of you have experience using the Flipsky F65161 100KV 6000W. My main concern would be how the motor behaves it is under water permanently and if it still holds after 1000 run hours?
Considering the price of the motor, I wouldn’t mind changing it every 2 years or mounting 2. What I don’t want is that it fails unexpectedly. Is there anybody that has enough experience to judge whether the flipsky will hold for several years in inland waters?
The advantage of a rudder mount is maneuverability and eventually drag if the old sail drive can be removed entirely.
Another question I have is about the regenerative “braking”. I know the regeneration is optimized for other purposes, and not this one. With existing electric conversion this is done by applying some throttle but less than your boat speed. But how would it behave in this case? Those existing solutions costs between 15 and 20k dollars without batteries.