Hello folks .
My names Bob and I am doing a upgrade on a 1956 king fisher sailboat . I am trying to make this boat awesome as far as technology upgrades. I have made many upgrades to the electrical system to make this boat a efficient single handed sailing boat. To the point I want to use Arduino to control all the Led lighting on my boat from my smart phone via bluetooth. I am also installing a 10 horsepower manta 2 electric drive running on 36 volts. I need forward and reverse and variable speed control. This motor has a high amp load it would be awesome to control this with a slider switch app. There are controllers on the market but in my opinion they are ridiculously priced.
I want to know which board you would recommend for this application with room for expansion. I know I will need a relay array , I plan on getting the 16 relay board for the lighting . However the amp rating on these relays are not high enough for the propulsion motor so suggestions are needed . The lighting will be my first step and the motor control as I become more familiar with the the capabilities of the hardware and codes used.
I know I have to learn all this . I will do my homework , I just want to get the hardware correct to begin with so I can purchase them and get the pdf files . Any help getting me up and running here is greatly appreciated.