Monthly Archives: March 2013

This year Bluefin Electric Marine received some welcomed coverage from Global TV at Western Canada’s premiere boat show and BC’s largest showcase for the recreational boating industry ! At last technology is giving boaters some greener options

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An Original Electric Sail Boat Conversion

  • Posted on March 2, 2013
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One of the first sailboats to be fitted with an electric a Thoosa 7000-HT 48V system was a classic 34 foot 1978 Ericson. This sailboat was originally outfitted with a Universal Atomic 4, four cylinder gas engine that produced 30 horsepower@ 3500 RPM. Under the direction of Michael Whatley and Stratos Yacht Services the motor was replaced with a Thoosa 7000 HT (high torque) 48V inboard electric motor  - the equivalent of a 17~25HP combustion engine. Below are some pictures we snapped during the process. The gas tank and the engine were replaced with a compact battery bank (stored under one of…

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