DC Motor kit from Thunderstruck Motors includes: *Motenergy ME1004 brushed 14kw DC motor which can do 12.8hp continuous and 25.6hp peak (replaced the original 16hp Yanmar diesel) Motor is a permanent magnet, brush type, DC Motor with Neodymium Iron Boron Magnets. 90% efficiency. 1" shaft. Weighs 35 lbs. Max speed 3100rpm. *Sevcon Millipak 4Q controller (48V 300amps peak) *PB-8 Throttle *Tyco LEV200 high-quality sealed contactor *Wiring Harness with On, Enable, and Fwd/Rev switches and 2' motor cables *Heatsink *Motor mount with 1" shaft coupler The motor was installed September 2016 and has sailed thousands of miles since! From Washington, DC and many places in between.
1985 Hunter 31’ sailboat with shoal keel. All-electric powered, featuring extensive solar array and AGM battery bank, solar charge controller, onboard AC/DC inverter/charger, Bluetooth power monitor, and electric propulsion for energy-independent living/cruising. Like-new sails, used only two seasons. Headsail roller furler. All plumbing works. 30 gallon water tank with electric water pump.
Interior and exterior in good shape. Solid deck with no soft spots.
This boat’s electric motor + battery + solar regen system is designed and tested for self-reliance. Includes a shore power charging system as a backup option. Roughly 2,000 miles of inland & ocean cruising under her belt voyaging the Atlantic coast from Washington, DC.
Recently featured in BoatU.S. Magazine’s February/March edition --
- 1985 Hunter 31.33’ LOA with 10.92’ beam
- 4.0’ Shoal Keel
- 8 x 260Ah 12V Group 8D AGM batteries from Apex Battery
- Midnite Solar Classic 250 MPPT solar charge controller
- Thunderstruck 14kw 48V DC motor + motor controller + motor mount
- 1.2 kw solar panel array (solar canopy + removable port/starboard panels)
- Victron BMV 700 battery monitor + Bluetooth dongle
- 2000W 48V pure sine inverter charger by AIMS Power
- Madjax 30A DC power converter (to drop the 48V current to 12V)
- Interior layout includes dinette that becomes a bed, V-berth, rear-berth, port-side bench seating/bed
- Mainsail + roller furling genoa
- All standing and running rigging in great shape
- Automatic bilge pump
- Cockpit locker x 2
- Cockpit cushions
- 30 Amp shore power system w/ cord
- Fully functional instrument panel and working lights
- Galley ice box, sink and alcohol-fueled range
- Upholstery in good condition
- Working head
- VHF Radio
- New plough anchor
- Clean title in hand
- Owners manual
Manufacturer Provided Description
The 31 is a comfortable, speedy, mid-size cruiser that takes advantage of all the latest advances in sailing components and technologies. The 31 replaces the popular 306 in the Hunter product line. The Hunter design team, led by Glenn Henderson, developed a totally new boat from the hull up, and took advantage of all the newest "marinized" components such as water heaters, AC units, inverters and refrigeration systems. These smaller, stronger and lighter parts helped engineers build a "comfort cruiser that goes fast." "We found the ideal position for weight balance and access for all the 31's advanced components to create a better center of buoyancy," said Henderson. "The result is a boat that is forgiving, well-rounded and has exceptional performance."
Ergonomics and function were also carefully considered during the 31's design phase. Design engineers constructed a full-size mock-up of the interior and deck for analyzing functionality and user comfort during extensive operational and livability testing. Adjustments, sometimes only fractions of inches, were made to hardware, doors and bulkheads to achieve maximum usability and comfort. Maximum efficiency and comfort has been built into the interior of the 31. The forward cabin is larger than most boats in its class, which was achieved by adjusting the forward hull shape, without affecting performance. A private aft cabin is also provided, along with a fully enclosed head with vanity and shower. The standard galley has icebox, two-burner propane stove and stainless steel sink. Available options include a refrigerator and microwave. Water storage is a 50-gallon freshwater tank and five-gallon water heater. New designer fabrics are used throughout, and interior lines are clean and streamlined. An Everware laminate teak and holly cabin sole is back by popular request -- Hunter customers like the look of wood but enjoy the surface's durability and easy maintenance.
Air conditioning; 13" flat panel TV with DVD player; and CD stereo are some of the comfort options available. Shore power connections are handy at port, and make the 31 a great weekend or vacation cruiser.
Heavy duty stainless steel handrails surround the deck. The integrated swim platform includes a telescoping stainless steel swim ladder. Auxiliary power is delivered by a Yanmar 21 HP diesel with 20 gallon tank.