I have a question regarding the John Deere propulsion engine: Does the engine have enough power for maneuvering the boat together with driving two alternators and a hydraulic pump? What is the capacity of the hydraulic pump connected to the PTO and is the bow thruster also fed by this pump? If yes, how strong is the bow thruster and can you use full bow thruster power on low engine RPM?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Another question regarding the alternators: How long does it take to fully recharge 25% percent charged batteries (how much Ampere-hours is the battery bank totally?) with the two alternators? Regards, Berend Hartman
The engines on Wind Horse have plenty of power for maneuvering and cruise with the alternators and hydraulics. Each alternator can take up to ten HP. Each pump can draw six HP at 1200 RPM. There is no thruster on Wind Horse (the thruster on the FPB 64 is electric and not affected by engine RPM).