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by glossieblack
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Jaysen! :D As a result of your welcome advice, this morning I went to the local auto and marine electrician I've been dealing with for nearly 40 years, and asked if I could borrow the necessary equipment. F**k that, he replied, on the way to work tomorrow, he'll drop by to safely dissipate th...
by glossieblack
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Fascinating stuff cape man. I like the way you've embraced life with multiple adventures. :D And thanks Barry and Fuzz. There's no such thing as a hijack around here. :D I've been fiddling around today trying to get the 48V e-drive battery bank equalized. Its long term health relies on each of its 1...
by glossieblack
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Obligatory question... When is she getting wet? Hopefully after a couple of weeks. :D The 48V e-drive system is close to being ready to rat rod test run, but it's so experimental, I'm loath to do so without the diesel back up subsystem. The diesel and new mechanical transmission, plus the new prop,...
by glossieblack
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Close to getting the 48V e-drive subsystem up and running in the new configuration. :D
by glossieblack
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I’d stick with what you have for sure. But should you ever decide to go pure E with diesel generator, super caps are going to be the ticket. The big win got pure E is the ability to charge fast, sustain full discharge with no change to charge cycle, and the ability to disregard charge/discharge cyc...
by glossieblack
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Super capacitors? Considered them? Haven't even heard of them! :lol: Well, shoot. I figured you’d have heard of them. They are replacing batteries in many applications. I’ll see if I can find some 48v descriptions and PM you Well, double shoot. 8O 8O Thanks for the material via PM Jaysen. If super ...
by glossieblack
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1009
Views: 36593

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Nice work OQ. :D
by glossieblack
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Today I ordered a new 10" diameter x 12" pitch RH (right hand) 3 blade propeller to go with the new 1.5:1 Twin Disc meachanical gearbox. The reason for the 12" pitch prop selection followed advice from Jacques, following a question I recently posted to him in the Power Boats section. Both the Q & A ...
by glossieblack
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Super capacitors? Considered them? Haven't even heard of them! :lol:
by glossieblack
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4646
Views: 261584

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Jeff. :D Today I've been gradually rebuilding the voltage level in the e-drive's 48V lithium ion battery bank. After eighteen months of neglect it had dropped to around 32V. The supplier of the battery cells advised that it was best to recharge the cells in small increments of half a volt or ...