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    Default 100 mph, in an electric boat.

    Looks like the motor tech has arrived. Once the energy density of batteries catches up itíll be time for a re-power. Be nice to skip the gas dock and not haul fuel jugs.

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    Default Re: 100 mph, in an electric boat.

    I'd rather do 6 knots for 200 hours.

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    Default Re: 100 mph, in an electric boat.

    And that’s possible too. Like watching a bridge rust, but possible.

    Advances in tech often come from racing and performance enthusiasts. The current crop of very good dual clutch transmissions have their roots in racing. Better economy than a traditional automatic, faster acceleration than a manual box. Disc brakes as well came from Motorsport. No doubt the same will apply to electric propulsion. It’s exciting to watch.
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    Default Re: 100 mph, in an electric boat.

    A game changer.

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    For short distance its not surprising. Electric motorcycles have been breaking quarter mile records for a long time, an electric dragster just topped 200 mph. The motor tech is there, as you say it all depends on battery improvements now.

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    Default Re: 100 mph, in an electric boat.

    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    I'd rather do 6 knots for 200 hours.
    Electric boats have circumnavigated the world at 50 mph or so.

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