You can connect an electric motor to a standard narrowboat sterngear, but I think that's not making the best of modern technology and the advantages of electric power. In this blog I will describe sterngear which:
reduces torsional vibration from the propeller
minimizes vibration from the motor
does not need daily greasing
does not deposit grease into the canal
does not need annual seal lubrication
As I have all the parts in my garage, I can show you how this works before it is installed.
I hope you found that more interesting than another lengthy read. At least it showed off the hours of pointless polishing, just to keep the Boss happy!
The next blog will tackle batteries, so more calculations and fewer videos...