[Rhodes22-list] Mounting an electric motor

Peter Nyberg peter at sunnybeeches.com
Tue Dec 14 21:21:05 EST 2021


I don't have an electric motor, and my motor lift system was originally winch powered, not line and pulley.  But, the experience with the system I have suggests that there is no inherent reason that it should be too stiff to work with a lighter motor.

I'd say the path of least resistance would be to figure out why the existing system doesn't operate more smoothly, and address those issues.  Creating some new raising/lowering mechanism would be a big project.


> On 2021-12-14, at 20:37:22 EST, Frank Goldsmith wrote:
> Listmates,
> For any of you who have switched to an electric motor, like a Torqueedo, did you 
> mount it on the same motor mount as your gasoline motor?  I have the GB motor 
> mount with the pulleys for mechanical advantage, but it is very stiff to operate 
> even with the relatively heavy 8 HP Tohatsu mounted, and I’m concerned that a 
> Torqueedo would not have enough weight to let it be lowered.  I’d welcome any 
> input. 
> Thanks,
> Frank
> Frank Goldsmith
> S/V Mary Bess (Rhodes 22 1985/2001)
> Fairview, NC
> Lake Keowee, SC

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