In the competitions of electric boats it is MANDATORY to carry an EXTERNAL disconnector of the battery power. This is so due to safety regulations ... when an electric boat (catamaran or outrigger) is overturned in the circuit, the personnel in charge of the rescue must have access to an EXTERNAL POWER DISCONNECTOR. I believe that this is mandatory in all electric boats of all championships ... at least, here in EuropeSo just asking....why is a switch required on an electric boat....wouldnt I just unplug the battery...?
I personally see that as a connector type/quality and more likely solder issue (type of solder, not the quality of your soldering )That was true in Australia, but not in the US. I tried a disconnect system for several years, but had issues as the currents went up. The resistance of the extra connector resulted in melted solder joints. Eight mm connectors were too hard to disconnect.
We also use disconnectors made with 5.5mm or 6mm bullet type connectors ... and they work very well and are very safe ...I use 5.5mm plugs on all my 4S boats and they are not the item that get the hottest. I really like the feature of a safety loop, But I also get why people are resistant (no pun intended ) to them. Cheers
Mike Hughes has offered to make a fiberglass version off one I would build specifically for pulling a mold. I would make one that could be used on a nitro version as well. I'm not sure the one I have now would clear a nitro radio box.Hey Jerry the cowl looks great! Why chance of getting one?