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Any updates?

jginma
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:23:05 GMT

Now that you are out there, actually cruising in the Caribbean, how is the electric motor working out for you? Have you done any thing to modify/add to your battery bank? I repowered with the Thunderstruck 10kw kit last summer and liked it, but, now, I am looking to enlarge my battery bank (currently 4 group 27s) to use 8 lead acid, golf cart batteries. This should more than double my range. Any news on the LiFePO4 batteries , or has that not been a priority?

umacrew
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:29:09 GMT

Thanks for asking. I'm sure we'll put together an update video soon. Many people have been asking for one. We haven't touched the set up since we left last year. It just works. Right now, out battery bank is small, and out motor controller overheats quicker than we can drain the batteries. We have a few plans to upgrade and modify the system. But, it's low on the list, since what we have works for now.