Emergency power backup
I'm looking for a portable power source, just in case we stray too far from home and run out of juice. Anybody our there have experience with these?
A 2,200 watt Honda portable generator will put out about 15 amps @ 120 volts and is rated at 3.7 hp.
Is there a rating visible on the charger in the boat?
We have a folding paddle. 😉
Seriously, you could mount a kicker outboard to your transom, as many sailboats do. Or instead of a canopy, you could install solar panels.
My motor has a toothed gear as well as a double belt sheave. I've mused over the idea of rigging up a small engine with a corresponding chain cog that could be used to drive the one on the electric motor. It's not high on my to do list.
Update: I'm ordering this. https://smile.amazon.com/Rockpals-Portable-Generator-Flashlight-Emergency/dp/B07FFNTGZ6/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_3905707922?_encoding=UTF8&ie=UTF8&pd_rd_r=1801ca91-952d-4eb8-b9b0-8ef9caa34852&pd_rd_w=5r3w4&pd_rd_wg=UhGht&pf_rd_p=616cfad6-05f3-425d-8659-8a0037d112c9&pf_rd_r=98Z94P7CP48T52VQM3E9&ref_=pd_gw_cr_simh
Please let us know how it goes.
How many batteries have been installed on your vessel?
What is it? Brand?
@lnglindsey Okay, so enquiring minds want to know ----- did you get this, what specifically is it, where did you buy it, and how has it worked out for you as an emergency backup?