5 thoughts on “partners

  1. Gröbel

    I am astonished about the naive approach to the power you need for the boat. If you stay in lakes it might be OK. But for the
    sea?

    My 2 Volvo 30 hp are nearly to weak against storm and current.

    Regards

    Manfred

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    1. Christian Post author

      Hello Manfred,

      as I said, there are a lot of critics with proven points. But I would say our approach is different rather than naive. My last 42 ft. Catamaran was equipped with two 18 hp Yanmar diesel engines. Dry weight was 7.500 kg. This boat would have needed at least 2 X 30 hp to be safe in all conditions but I was okay with. The Dazcat 1195 is equipped with 2X14 hp diesels. Seems to be enough. I know the power is on the low side. The key is to keep the cat light. Then we´ll see if I was to optimistic …

      Chris

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    2. Tri

      Some people sail around the world without an engine! not everyone needs a motor and not everyone worries about things that may never happen. How many oceans have you crossed?

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  2. Dan Kellahan

    Hi, just found your blog and I (and family of 5) have a schionning cosmos 1160 we launched in 2008. We made the decision also to go electric drives from asmo marine in Denmark. We have had a lot of people who think this is not a wise choice but after 7 years and 15,000 sea miles to date we are very happy and would not hesitate to go eletric again. We have retro fitted a diesel generator in 2013 to enable extended motoring which was a good decision. It charges at 48v dc. It has kept things simple with an inverter for what little ac power needed. Good on you and will keep following your progress.
    Cheers Dan

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    1. Christian Post author

      Hey Dan,

      thanks for your encouragement and good to hear that your system works well. That cheers me up a lot!

      Chris

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