PierBoat Control ConsolePierBoat Steering ActuatorPierBoat Hatch
OwnerJim Hobbs
LocationHenderson, North Carolina US map
WebWebPage
Vehicle2007 PierBoat
Floating Pier style deck with pontoon type flotation, built by Pierboats.com, designed for use as a deck while attached to existing pier, or as boat when separated. Basic model has deck with railing and transom for user supplied motor. Options include electric power; solar recharge; built in 120VAC inverter; steering, throttle, and shift controlled by micro-console.
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Brush Type Motor. Permanent Magnet DC
The Original PierBoat uses gasoline outboard converted to electric by adding Etek motor. Subsequent boats will use Ray electric outboard, Minkota electric outboard, or other similar units.
DrivetrainElectric model uses 48VDC electric outboard motor.
ControllerAlltrax AXE4834
Batteries4 Gruber Power Services GPS12-370, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
110 A-h x 4
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerMorningstar PS15M-48V
Solar Charge Controller
DC/DC Converter Various converters for control panel
Top Speed6 MPH ( 9 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Displacement hulled boat with max speed of 6 MPH. Cruises at 2.5-3 mph with about 10A draw from battery.
Curb Weight2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)

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