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imported_Steven Bauer
02-04-2004, 10:28 PM
I read in the small inboard thread about John B's new Lombardini engine and looked them up. A quick
google turned up their US website and then I found their N.E. distributer. I thought it was cool that they had a 3 HP deisel, I didn't know of any deisels smaller than 6 or 8 HP. Then I saw this cool contraption:

http://www.repowerinc.com/img40.gif

It's a 5 HP deisel w/ generator and a 5HP Baldor electric motor. You can switch from deisel to electric and when you run the deisel it charges the batteries too. Here's what they say:

"Another example of Repower's engineering is the Diesel/ Electric marine
propulsion system shown in the above right photo. The system combines a
Baldor 5 hp DC electric motor and a marinized Lombardini diesel engine to
provide two different forms of propulsion for an 28 passenger launch used in a wildlife sanctuary. The system enables silent, non-polluting operation via electric power, and the versatility and reliability of diesel power to get to and from the protected preserve. The diesel engine can also recharge the electric batteries while the launch is operated as a diesel- thereby reducing the time required to
recharge the batteries, as well as reducing the number of batteries needed to
operate the launch during its work shift. Control of both drives is integrated into a single lever- allowing the operator to easily operate either system."

Pretty cool, huh? No specs for the combo, size or weight. :(
But their smallest deisel looks like it weighs only 28 Kilos! That's just under 62 pounds.

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
02-04-2004, 10:28 PM
I read in the small inboard thread about John B's new Lombardini engine and looked them up. A quick
google turned up their US website and then I found their N.E. distributer. I thought it was cool that they had a 3 HP deisel, I didn't know of any deisels smaller than 6 or 8 HP. Then I saw this cool contraption:

http://www.repowerinc.com/img40.gif

It's a 5 HP deisel w/ generator and a 5HP Baldor electric motor. You can switch from deisel to electric and when you run the deisel it charges the batteries too. Here's what they say:

"Another example of Repower's engineering is the Diesel/ Electric marine
propulsion system shown in the above right photo. The system combines a
Baldor 5 hp DC electric motor and a marinized Lombardini diesel engine to
provide two different forms of propulsion for an 28 passenger launch used in a wildlife sanctuary. The system enables silent, non-polluting operation via electric power, and the versatility and reliability of diesel power to get to and from the protected preserve. The diesel engine can also recharge the electric batteries while the launch is operated as a diesel- thereby reducing the time required to
recharge the batteries, as well as reducing the number of batteries needed to
operate the launch during its work shift. Control of both drives is integrated into a single lever- allowing the operator to easily operate either system."

Pretty cool, huh? No specs for the combo, size or weight. :(
But their smallest deisel looks like it weighs only 28 Kilos! That's just under 62 pounds.

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
02-04-2004, 10:28 PM
I read in the small inboard thread about John B's new Lombardini engine and looked them up. A quick
google turned up their US website and then I found their N.E. distributer. I thought it was cool that they had a 3 HP deisel, I didn't know of any deisels smaller than 6 or 8 HP. Then I saw this cool contraption:

http://www.repowerinc.com/img40.gif

It's a 5 HP deisel w/ generator and a 5HP Baldor electric motor. You can switch from deisel to electric and when you run the deisel it charges the batteries too. Here's what they say:

"Another example of Repower's engineering is the Diesel/ Electric marine
propulsion system shown in the above right photo. The system combines a
Baldor 5 hp DC electric motor and a marinized Lombardini diesel engine to
provide two different forms of propulsion for an 28 passenger launch used in a wildlife sanctuary. The system enables silent, non-polluting operation via electric power, and the versatility and reliability of diesel power to get to and from the protected preserve. The diesel engine can also recharge the electric batteries while the launch is operated as a diesel- thereby reducing the time required to
recharge the batteries, as well as reducing the number of batteries needed to
operate the launch during its work shift. Control of both drives is integrated into a single lever- allowing the operator to easily operate either system."

Pretty cool, huh? No specs for the combo, size or weight. :(
But their smallest deisel looks like it weighs only 28 Kilos! That's just under 62 pounds.

Steven

Paul Scheuer
02-04-2004, 11:27 PM
Perfect !

Paul Scheuer
02-04-2004, 11:27 PM
Perfect !

Paul Scheuer
02-04-2004, 11:27 PM
Perfect !

MJC
02-05-2004, 09:34 AM
That's a neat system. Anybody know anything more about it? What wildlife sanctuary?

The Missing Link to Repower, Inc. (http://www.repowerinc.com/custm.html)

Hmmm, the website hasn't been updated since 1999?

MJC
02-05-2004, 09:34 AM
That's a neat system. Anybody know anything more about it? What wildlife sanctuary?

The Missing Link to Repower, Inc. (http://www.repowerinc.com/custm.html)

Hmmm, the website hasn't been updated since 1999?

MJC
02-05-2004, 09:34 AM
That's a neat system. Anybody know anything more about it? What wildlife sanctuary?

The Missing Link to Repower, Inc. (http://www.repowerinc.com/custm.html)

Hmmm, the website hasn't been updated since 1999?

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:37 AM
More here:

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/inglese/testata.asp

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:37 AM
More here:

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/inglese/testata.asp

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:37 AM
More here:

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/inglese/testata.asp

Steven

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:41 AM
They make saildrives, too.

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/images/sdrive640.jpg

[ 02-05-2004, 10:27 PM: Message edited by: Steven Bauer ]

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:41 AM
They make saildrives, too.

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/images/sdrive640.jpg

[ 02-05-2004, 10:27 PM: Message edited by: Steven Bauer ]

imported_Steven Bauer
02-05-2004, 10:41 AM
They make saildrives, too.

http://www.lombardinimarine.it/images/sdrive640.jpg

[ 02-05-2004, 10:27 PM: Message edited by: Steven Bauer ]