A demonstration of the Lehr Propane outboard motor at the Miami Boat Show ... read more
Video Transcript [Speaker1] But also we are talking about the gizmos and gadgets today. I have Bernardo Hertzer here. Fuel is a big issue with boaters. I know many are concerned with the prices going up. Kind of walk me through, this is an alternative, this actually uses propane right.
[Bernardo] That’s correct, this is one of the canisters you can use. Propane is used for barbecues and small grills. It’s also used to run internal combustion engines. Look around your buses are running on it, taxis. You can screw in a 16 ounce propane can here, clip it on or you can run it from a bigger tank like your barbecue tank or this composite that’s see-through. Right you connect it up, you just turn on the throttle, pull it and it starts that easy. It’s so clean we can run it indoors.
[speaker1] And you’re not getting any water on the red carpet which was recently vacuumed for this morning, so good job there. I know this little one does an hour.
[Bernardo] This little one will run about an hour on this. And this about 8 to 10 hours on this one. Of course they are different sized tanks. The beautiful thing about propane it’s not only an environmentally friendly gas but it also is produced in the United States, so it reduces our dependency on foreign oil. And it cost about half of what gasoline does, and by running propane you’re not having a choke for primer. There is no gumming of the carburetors, no ethanol issues. And you can store the unit winterizing it. You remove the tank and when you go to start it it’s going to run like the day you bought it.
[speaker1] Bernardo thank you so much for joining us in live. I know green energy is big now. I know this thing is going to be a hot sell here at the boat show. Again the boat show just opened at 10 AM today. It would be opened today and tomorrow. So Constance and Nicky you have just two days to check the stuff out. read less