200hp Zip....sort of.

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AaronStJ
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Re: 200hp Zip....sort of.

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lraymond wrote:Maybe when (or if) the 2-stroke Johnson on our pontoon ever gives up the ghost I'll put an electric head on that....
By then you'll be able to power it with cold fusion. :lol:

Jerry Lindamood
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Simply amazing ! You are a real craftsman. I know many hours went into this and it turned out great.
Good old American ingenuity , it can't be beat!

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So that is very impressive.
Cost wise how would this set up compare to a new 40 hp merc.
jeff.

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Not sure what a new outboard costs but for 5k I got a new motor, new controller and enough A123 battery modules out of a wrecked eV sports car with 3000 miles for 2+ packs the way I have it configured. But I got an amazing deal on the batteries. Replicating this pack in new cells would cost a ton I'm sure. With all the OEMs in the EV business now price of batteries is bound to come down and energy density should increase. But keep in mind this setup is capable of 300 lbft of torque...

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I read this article on CNN the other day:
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/04/ ... batteries/
$12K for batteries vs. $2k for a standard internal combustion engine. Whoa!

I still believe that electric motors are the future, but the technology has a long way to go to be competitive.

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Yep, batteries have a long way to go...but when they get there I'll be ready :)
Priced out a new outboard lately though? It's getting out of control! $15,000 for a new 200hp mercury verado? Robbery I say...

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