Torqeedo in 22 footer well

the tests showed that the Torqeedo will shove the one tonne trailer sailer along at four knots for four miles

not bad at all and not much worse than the tender at full blatt

This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

8 Responses to “Torqeedo in 22 footer well”

  1. 3 September, 2017 at 7:30 pmApplescruffs says:

    Pretty good test, it does however show the range limitations of the torq when it’s pushing the bigger boat along. Probably ok for mooring up etc but then would you pay £1,500 + just to do that?

    Also blame it on my poor old abused ears but to me it does make an annoying noise at full blat

    Probably more suited to the dinghy methinks.

    Enjoy Amsterdam and good luck finding a suitable bike….

    And I don’t mean the ones in the windows of De Walletjes !

    Cheers

    Richard

    • 3 September, 2017 at 8:37 pmdylan winter says:

      you are dead right

      range is the thing

      I do not think it is a case of chucking away the petrol outboard or diesel inboard – just giving them a rest

      the noise is not as bad as the tohatsu or Honda – and it does have an annoying noise at high revs – less annoying at low revs

      few things sound as good as the beast though

      D

  2. 4 September, 2017 at 2:51 amTed B. Charging Rhino says:

    That’s impressive. Much better than I would have expected. Four miles at full power means probably 8-12 miles throttled back. Perfect for exploring a shallow creek, or a pre-dawn marina departure. Can you extend the range with one or two deep-cycle gel batteries down in the bilge?

    Anecdotally I have heard that the E-prop is quieter at full power due to a different drive below-water. Though it might not have the same performance.

    There are few sounds as nautical as the thumpa-thumpa of a low-rev one-lung diesel.

  3. 4 September, 2017 at 1:55 pmNigel Rudgewick-Brown says:

    I have been looking at those for some time, would be just the thing for pottering round wells harbor. But gosh the noise ! that makes more noise than my car (Nissan Leaf). I had an electric bike some time ago that was completely silent as it had no gears at all.

    • 4 September, 2017 at 3:14 pmdylan winter says:

      it makes a lot of noise at full blatt – not as much as an outboard though. The other thing is that the mike is a gun mike and when the camera points at things so does the gun mike.

      If youlisten to the noise in the dinghy that is more representative – then you can hear the wter passing the dinghy. I really like the technology. I am not sure if this is the one that will break the monopoly of the petrol outboard. I am beeginning to think that separating the engine from the battery might be a good idea.

      the ting I love about it is not just the quiet but the fact that when I put it into the shed and plug it in then it is full the next day. Not so good for being a long way from home.

      Dylan

  4. 4 September, 2017 at 8:33 pmmichael says:

    Small noise insulated generator far away in the anchor locker where you wouldn’t hear it and you have a diesel electric propulsion system?

  5. 5 September, 2017 at 1:23 amTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    Yay!! It’s Jon…!

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