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Hello,

I am considering building a boat, and I am also considering it having an electric drivetrain.

would it be feasible/possible to buy an old electric car and use the components? Is there further information on that available? People that already did something like that?

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I am just starting my latest EV conversion project, which is converting my Malibu ski boat to electric drive. I have been doing some basic research for about a year. For your questions, it all depends on the displacement of your boat hull and whether you want to drive it fast enough to get it on plane. It takes a lot more power to push a boat through water as compared to a car, and automotive drivetrains typically do not have a high enough continuous power rating. The continuous power rating for your battery system will also need to be considered. Would you be using an outboard or inboard drive system?

plugboats.com is a site with info on electric boats, which may give you some ideas.
 
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