[MHml] diesel-electric drive
multihulls at steamradio.com
Sun Apr 22 03:25:58 EST 2001
R Hepler wrote:
> security guards who owns one of those Honda gas-electric
> cars. He says he gets from 50 to 85 miles a gallon. That
> little tidbit is part of why I believe a *good* cruising
> boat can be designed around a diesel-electric drive.
> Unfortunately, I do not know much about how Honda set up
> the car. He said it has NiMH batteries,
Here is an informative review:
"a pack of 120 NiMH D cells"
It certainly sounds like an intriguing technology and perhaps one adaptable to
yachts, though I wouldn't expect much from the regenerative braking capability.
A 67hp gas motor/generator with battery bank and capable of direct drive sounds
just about right for a seven ton multihull yacht.
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