Converting the Dickerson 36

Benefits:

  • Eco-Friendly: Electric boat motors produce zero emissions, protecting our waterways.
  • Quiet Operation: Enjoy the serenity of the water without the noise of a gas engine.
  • Low Maintenance: Fewer moving parts mean less wear and tear.
  • Cost-Efficient: Save on fuel costs and benefit from long-term savings.
  • Smooth Performance: Experience consistent power delivery and easy handling.
  • Future-Proof: Stay ahead of tightening environmental regulations.
  • Increased Boat Value: Enhance resale value with a modern upgrade.

What to Expect When Using an Electric Boat Motor

Silent Cruising

Electric boat motors operate with minimal noise, allowing boaters to enjoy the natural sounds of the water and surroundings.

Eco-Conscious Boating

Using an electric motor means zero emissions, making it a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly option.

Instant Torque

Electric motors provide immediate power on demand, ensuring quick and smooth acceleration.

Simplified Maintenance

Electric boat motors have fewer moving parts compared to traditional gasoline engines, leading to less frequent maintenance and potential issues.

Reduced Operating Costs

Without the need for gasoline, users can expect lower fuel expenses. Additionally, electric motors generally have fewer maintenance requirements.

Longer Lifespan

Electric motors often have a longer operational life due to their simplicity and reduced wear and tear, ensuring users get the most out of their investment.

Dickerson 36 Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/cbrd.
Rigging Type: Masthead sloop
LOA: 36 ft
LWL: 26.83 ft
Beam: 10.42 ft
Displacement: 13,000 lbs
Ballast: 4,000 lbs

What You’ll Need:

The QuietTorque 20.0 provides up to 20kW electric propulsion. 48v plug-n-play system for boats to 45ft. 22000lbs. Similar thrust of an 35 to 40hp diesel. Motors are made to order and have a 2-4 week lead time.
Dakota battery prices include shipping! An ideal solution for your 48Vdc propulsion motor.  Multiple units can be wired in parallel to increase capacity.  Typical capacity sizing is one 48Vdc x 96Ah battery per 5kW of motor power.  For example, a QT10 system would require two batteries, a QT20 would require four batteries and six for […]
FREE SHIPPING! Our 51.2V 100Ah Smart Lithium Ion (LFP) Battery is designed to deliver peak power output.
Recommended for most applications. Will operate powered by Honda 2000 type portable generator or shore power. High efficiency charger with power factor correction. Can be programmed for many battery brands, types and capacities.

Performance Projections

Below is a performance projection for the Dickerson 36.  A typical battery consists of a 48Vdc x 400Ah AGM or LiFePO4 battery driving an Electric Yacht 20 kW motor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Can I regenerate power under sail?
A: Yes. The amount of power regenerated varies greatly with boat speed and the size of your propeller. With the 12” or 13” diameter propeller found on a typical 27’ – 30’ sailboat, regeneration will be minimal and can’t be expected to meet all of your power needs. It can be enough to be worthwhile on longer passages. On larger boats with larger propellers and higher average sailing speeds, regeneration becomes more useful. Several hundred watts can be generated on a 40’ or larger baot.

Q: Can I extend my range using a portable generator?
A: Yes. You would connect generator power to your shore power charger. In this case, a charger that outputs 25Adc would provide 1200 Watts continuously.

Q: How do I recharge my batteries?
A: In a marina, you can use shore power connected to a 48Vdc battery charger. If shore power is not available, there are other options. This ranges from onboard or portable generators to solar or wind power.

Q: Can I install the Electric Yacht system in my boat myself?
A: Yes, many of our customers do their own installation. if you are a “DIY” type and are comfortable maintaining your own boat, you should not have difficulty installing the system yourself. We are available to answer questions you might have.

Q: How can I find someone to do the installation if I do not want to do it myself?
A: We have a list of installers you can contact posted on our website.

Q: What are the steps involved in doing the installation?
A: After removal of the old engine and accessory items, we highly recommend you clean and re-paint the engine compartment. Once converted to electric, the mess and smell will be gone for good! Next, measure and locate the batteries. We recommend you build some kind of battery box to contain them. At a minimum, you will need flat surfaces to set them on and tie down straps to hold them in place. This is often the most time consuming part of the installation. Once the batteries are in place, install and connect the electric drive. We provide step by step instructions for installing and commissioning the
system.

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