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When you sit in a car as long as I do, you tend to think a lot. A thought that came up was the ability to use electromagnetic propulsion as a driving force in a boat motor. Would that be possible? Like, have it set up as an inboard motor that has the magnetic forces inside and have the regular prop outside the boat, but use a battery to alter the amount of propulsion, which in turn causes the prop to accelerate. To go full "green" I was thinking about having thin, but long wrap-around solar panels that could keep the battery charged and running. Would this work?
I looked it up and there have been similar ideas, but mine is slightly different as it would just have the magnetic forces inside the engine space.
I'll either take that as a no or just a stupid idea. Mods you can delete if you feel like it.
I don't really know much about the topic, but isn't the basis of electromagnetic propulsion the use of electrical current? If so, wouldn't there be high risk of failure when you have water splashing around? I'm sure it would work, but your cost and risk might outweigh the green benefits right?
Maybe, I'm really not sure, that's why I was asking someone if they knew. I've never taken any tech or physics classes but randomly that popped up in my head. I wish I was good at drawing because I would try to sketch it out, but art isn't exactly my strong suit.
What the OP is describing is an electric motor. If you have a trolling motor, you already have it.
Im an expert about motor boats
No, I'm talking about electromagnetic propulsion, not just electric.
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