|To date, seems the only viable options have been the gas or diesel. Just like with auto industry, there is a new kid in town. Electric.
I'm getting data from leading vendors - and definitely seems like a viable choice for those of us that use motor to get in and out of dock into the harbour.
Big variable is intended speed. Burns through battery capacity quickly above 4.5 kts or so -- but can go hours at 3 kts. Adding a small Honda generator provides extended cruising range.
Clear advantage is nearly no maintenance every winter spring. Say goodby to fluids, noise and smells. Battery TLC is main concern.
Cost no more than diesel replacement - but battery choice is wild-card.
So curious if anyone out there has taken plunge? I'm waiting for the A4 to give its last cough - then I'm there.
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Etobicoke YC, Toronto ON