Electric Outboard motors up to 300 HP. The wave of the future

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by oldtimer, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Bifmalibu

    Bifmalibu Active Member

    I read another article stating that, that is a Yamaha 150 up to the Powerhead, which is the electrical portion of the motor. The rest of it is all Yamaha. The motor actually weighs less than the gasoline version, but overall the boat weight went up a couple hundred pounds, which was battery weight. I'll see if I can find the article.
  2. Rockfish

    Rockfish Well-Known Member

    Personally I am holding out for an outboard that has a Powered by Mr Fusion decal on it -- Back To The Future style. Just reach back and drop in a Banana Peel, - oh wait, that would be bad luck on any boat not made by Delorean.
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  3. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    i m thinking ...in this instance...a hybrid
    would be the only way until battery
    development improves to the point where
    a 9 minute charge with double the range
    become the norm..and we re not far off
    from these specs
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  4. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    I think we are closer to seeing larger propane powered outboards well before the Hybrid/electric world of outboards come out.
  5. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    fossil fuel is fossil fuel no matter what
    form its consumed. if we are and we
    are... to move forward into the future
    faster and faster every day we must
    embrace change. this is to be the
    shape of what will be. how exactly
    is the exciting part not unlike the
    early years of the interweb or the
    still growing not so smart phone.
    that model is still being defined as
    much as the the craft that is being
    turbines . solar technology .battery
    cells and electrical components are
    growing by leeps and bounds at
    lightning speeds...sky's the limit.?

    you bet and it will never be the same.
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  6. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    I don't know that an electric main motor is on the horizon but I'd sure be interested in a powerful electric kicker (10-20HP) that would run on a moderate size batter pack.
    All the "trolling" motors I've used seem fine in a lake environment when it's calm but are too weak to fight in any kind of sea or even windy/wavy condition on say Cowichan.
  7. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Have a look at this product.

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  8. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    hmmm...ever see a tesla p100d at the
    track..? and dont forget the pulling
    power of a CN locomotive. .....
    ya they re a "hybrid" too just a matter
    of rearranging the delivery
  9. oldtimer

    oldtimer Active Member

    It is just a matter of time before we start to see the larger Electric Outboards become available. With having to pay upwards of $2.00 a liter or $9.00 a gallon or $90.00 and more an hour to run your gas Outboards this summer, the Electric Outboards are going to revolutionize the boating industry. Just imagine spending pennies an hour rather than mega $ an hour? How much did we all spend on gas last summer?
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  10. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

  11. Floater

    Floater Well-Known Member

    I’ve got about as confidence in these taking off as I do that renewables could take over fossil fuels to power our cities.
  12. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Well - buggywhip salesmen were pretty sure the motor car would be a fad as well....
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  13. Floater

    Floater Well-Known Member

    Lol. Yah, they’re the same thing.

    I’ll add, I make make that call knowing the limitations of how we currently store power.

    Drastically change that, and I’ll change my mind. But for now, this type of hogwash is basically just that.
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  14. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    When the wind of change blows, some people will build shelters, others windmills.
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  15. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    Oh, it blows alright!
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  16. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    Thanks for this.
    They look pretty interesting and the weight, power and setup look good.

    I sure wish that electric manufacturers didn't hide range calculations away. I can't find anything with a table of "x battery setup = y range" or something like that. Even the videos.

    Either they're oblivious (unlikely) or the range is awful :(
  17. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    I don't but I do think the tech / storage will be there. It's early days boys but look how far the tech has come with battery operated cars...
  18. jasonj

    jasonj Member

    This guy in Texas converted an I/O setup into electric using Tesla batteries and a 147HP motor. He states the range is 25 miles with 32KWh of battery storage on this 17' boat. If you were to add more battery capacity you would get more range but of course more weight. Pretty interesting.


    More video:

    This will become more practical over time when battery densities increase.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
  19. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Well-Known Member

    I have one question. How many salmon rivers have to be dammed or diverted to produce the "green energy" to supply the recreation use of this ?
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  20. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    what does dams have to do with this..?
    besides nothing. everyone needs clean power whether its to work or live. i read
    some where by the year 2020 china is
    set to have half of the vehicles on thier
    streets to be an EV....ONE HALF.
    Now thats a statement.!
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