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PostSubject: New Here...   Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:27 pm

Hi everyone, i have not been a forum person in ages, I decided to join because over the last few days i have read most of your forum. Reason be, i just bought a CM 32 aft cabin sloop. It has been a live abourd for a few years, so needs to be hauled and cleaned , inside and out. Gonna get bottom seals and bottom paint done at same time. But be fore then i need to get the yse running again. first time i looked boat over it fired up but ran like poooop, now it will not fire and the guy who had it took part of the fuel system apart and was trying to figure why he had low fuel pressure to injector line. It is the orginal motor,  pale . I bought it anyways, now trying to decide if i should put money into the old motor, rebuild, replace, or just toss a 9.9 outboard i have on the back with remote control. Any input would be great. And just to clarify, I really do not want the inboard diesal, because i am hoping in a year or two to convert the boat to inboard electric. That is around 10k.

The boat will never be a blue water boat while i have it, It is in the water in east puget sound and if everything works half as good as i want, it will be moved to Olympia so i can do the south sound for a few years.

If i can figure out how to put pics on here i will.

Thanks Allen and Tracy, new hole in the water owners. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:10 pm

Go the 9.9 route.  It will be quicker and cheaper in the short term.

I hope all goes well.  Triticum would love to join you in sailing Budd bay!
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:55 am

A diesel engine only needs three things to run...FUEL, FUEL and FUEL.
Most problems with them not wanting to run is a bad seal allowing air into the system. Most common reason for running like crap is bad compression. However, in the winter time, it can be difficult to heat the engine up enough to make it run well.

Other than that, they are pretty bulletproof.
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:45 am

Hi all ,

Well i spent a lot of time talking to a few EV groups today and got linked to a Electric sports company that has a sail boat conversion kit that will replace my YSE for under 2K. plus batteries and generator. But i already have a Generac unit and 2 solar panels on my Searay that i am taking off  before i sell it. So i will think on it for a few weeks and probably purchase this kit unless someone really has input to why i should not. I talked to a guy today that converted a 36 footer to electric 5 years ago, and i have to say i like all i hear. 

Has anyone ever converted a CM to electric before?
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:05 pm

I bumped into a fellow sailor who had converted his boat to electric. It wasn't a CM but of similar size to my CM26. He said the only downfall he had was keeping his batteries charged. The solar panels he had weren't of sufficient capacity to fully recharge his batteries.
   He actually had a small Honda generator sitting on his foredeck to charge the batteries. He said it did provide enough propulsion to move his boat similar to what his outboard previously did.
   If it were me, given my cheap nature, I would agree with Triticum and go the outboard route. I use a small, old Mercury that's only six HP and it works great. It's an old two stroker, light and easy to move and fires up on the first or second pull every time.
   Someday when I hit the lottery, I'll buy a new four stroke!!  I guess I'll have to start buying lottery tickets. . . .
  Welcome to the forum!! The members here are very helpful and friendly!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:02 pm

Yes, somebody converted a CM 30 to electric and they made a nice video of the whole thing and posted it on youtube. Unfortunately, the link I have for it is dead and I cannot find it.

But, it's worth doing some searching. Maybe there is another site that has the video.
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:34 am

Welcome!

I do not see that CM30 electric conversion video posted these days.  Must have been pulled.

I have tried an outboard on a CM32, no fun.   The waterline is so far below the cockpit, working with the engine is a real chore.  Also, in a wind, a small engine would have a difficult time keeping with up.

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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:15 pm

The link to the youtube video is no longer valid. The poster must have deleted it. Too bad, it ws pretty great.
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PostSubject: Re: New Here...   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:15 pm

I did find several YouTube videos on folks who converted their boats to electric propulsion. Just enter 'electric sailboat' into the search field and enjoy!!
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