Hybrid petrol & electric motors for a cat
I’m wondering about when it’s time to replace the 9.9hp outboards on a Seawind 1000 cat, what are some of the many issues to be considered were I to replace one motor with a new 9.9hp outboard & the other with a similar sized electric outboard?
1) cost and installing the electric motor, batteries, control unit, wiring etc.
2) buy & fit more solar panels to charge batteries.
3) less range of the electric motor.
4) difficult to increase the electric motor’s range (unlike carrying jerry cans of petrol)
However, I like the idea of not burning fossil fuels EVERY time we motor, and cleaner, quieter motoring.
I like the idea of keeping one petrol outboard for reducing the overall cost & keeping a decent range.
I look forward to getting some other’s perspectives.
Cheers Johno G