We are currently positioning the components that support the new GMS electric drive train. The GMS motor is liquid cooled, low voltage and equivalent to 35hp continuous 50hp peak running.
The prop shaft is supported by an additional bearing so it can’t be moved forwards or backwards. To achieve this we have used a green composite pillow block bearing holder mounted to a stainless steel brace. The motor will be connected to the prop shaft using a toothed belt with a 2:1 ratio. This means if the motor is spinning at 1000 rpm, the prop shaft will spin at 500 rpm.
Next we will be positioning the motor with the toothed belt pullers fitted and bolting it all down.