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Bill Southworth

Hybrid Electric Conversion

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Hi Ben -

John LeMole at Gemini Marine suggested that I get in touch since I'm right down the road. I'm converting our S&S 57' sloop Barbara Ann to hybrid electric propulsion at Journey's End. There's a whole lot of reasons and a couple major false starts, but things are starting to come together with a 34kW DC generator feeding a 326 volt battery bank and a UQM 50kW DC propulsion motor. Lot's of other things have changed with this during the refit including changing from a diesel cabin heater to electric, new electronics, Lectrasan sanitation systems, etc. Why and how would take pages and pages to describe.... but it seems to be coming into focus. Stop down if you are in the neighborhood.

- Bill

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