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Old 11-29-2020, 02:57 AM
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Saw this boat at my marina yesterday. Has anyone ever seen a setup with 3 electric motors like this? Are they for fishing or maneuvering the boat? Those on the rudders would certainly create a lot of drag.








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That is crazy! Have no idea. Wild guess motors are shot just keeps it in slip. Maybe so he won't lose slip until he gets new boat or motors. ???
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What a nice piece of shit!
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Looks like an STB modification.
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That’s the new Silent Running option from MinKota. It is deadly for billfish. Cleanest wake you have ever seen behind the boat.
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For when it runs out of fuel? Maybe proposed marine propulsion for New Green Deal. Hey, just trying to be comical, not political.
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I would think the bearings in those little motors would burn up if that boat went WOT under it's engine power.
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welcome to the green new deal
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I have seen those mounted on outboards but never like that.
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They usually mount on the vent plate so above the water when on plane. Agree motors are short and used to move around the slip.
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Owner: “I can cruise all day at 70 MPH”
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I saw something similar years ago but I think they were mounted on or next to the trim tabs. Boat was 28' +- cabin cruiser.

I feel like I posted here with your same question. Don't remember the answer.
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I would bet he is a live aboard in a marina that requires the boat to be able to move under its own power and this is a cheap way around that rule.
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My guess is he didn’t remove the props for the winter...
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Umm they live aboard the boat and never use it as a boat.
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All this hating on a unique electric propulsion system! Steerable wing units, centerline high-thrust main engine, what's not to love? He's probably going to go ahead and remove the old shafts and struts this winter (you can tell they haven't been used in a while!) and gain an extra couple of knots! I'll bet next spring Russ will be on here complaining about getting waked by this speedster!

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Originally Posted by jeremiah2360 View Post
That is crazy! Have no idea. Wild guess motors are shot just keeps it in slip. Maybe so he won't lose slip until he gets new boat or motors. ???
say what you will, that’s very clever. My bet is OB was no allowed or in the way.
most marinas require to move under your own power or get out.
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is that selby's boat before the storm??
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Big live aboard??....used to maneuver when dry docking for the season...as mentioned it wouldn't surprise if it never leaves the dock.

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