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silver century conversion,

Postby roymoore » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 pm

Has anyone ever tried to convert a seagull century to electric motor? I have seen videos of people converting mariner and evenrude, just want to know if it is practical, I have a seagull no one seems to want so I may give it a try.

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Hugz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:54 pm

I've seen a steam seagull.

Electric: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6079&hilit=electric+seagull

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Collector Inspector » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:41 am

Give it a go Roy.

You will have to call it some other than BS I am afraid.

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Liam2k3 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:13 am

I was thinking about this yesterday. 1.5hp 240v motor and my honda generator upfront in the boat. Petrol hybrid.

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Keith.P » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 am

I'm pretty sure that I have seen a electric motor on a seagull before, but I cannot see it to be very practical, you are going to have to have something to generate the power, heavy battery's, or another engine to give you the power.
So cut out the middle man and put the generator engine on the seagull, which is just the same as using a more modern outboard motor.



P.S. I will be under the car replacing the oil pump outside in the cold, So if you need or are expecting anything from me, it will have to wait, sorry, I need a car.

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Nudge » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:51 am

P.S. I will be under the car replacing the oil pump outside in the cold, So if you need or are expecting anything from me, it will have to wait, sorry, I need a car.


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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby headdownarseup » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:12 pm

I like this one.

A bit more development work i think would have this just about perfect. It certainly goes well for what it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzfYAeXTOUk

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby Keith.P » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 pm

As stated in the video, "having run down the battery's after twenty minutes or so"
Like the John deer tractor that can go 34 miles before a recharge and a three hours charging time.
So you are going to have expensive charging points in your fields and sit about for three hours in a tractor that has cost you hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Once this electric lark is cheaper and better, it will not be cheaper any more for the user.

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Re: silver century conversion,

Postby headdownarseup » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Like i said, a bit more development work would have it better than it is now.

How long a battery will last will depend on how much juice your sucking from it at the time, but this sort of technology is changing all the time.
One day someone will come up with a better offering, but i still like it for its heath robinson appearance.

Bearing in mind we've seen a variation of this sort of thing not so long ago with another forum member.
Seagulls were never meant to go as fast as this one, so maybe with a smaller electric motor that's more in keeping with a seagulls traditional power output you may be able to get more range out of the battery/s.
Perfect for a bit of stealthy fishing though :P


This kind of repurposing motors from one use to another is never going to end well.

I wonder if the new electric formula E cars have the same sorts of trouble. Eventually we might see some of this technology filtering down into all sorts of motive devices.
Anyone seen the google bicycle yet! Very clever stuff going on there.

Jon


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