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Goin' back.

Started by Terry in Electric Sailing May 24.

INTRODUCTION 43 Replies

Started by Chris Schoener in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Apr 20.

All Ahead Full 2 Replies

Started by PacificGreen in Technical Performance Forum. Last reply by PacificGreen Apr 8.

New Battery technology 4 Replies

Started by Skip Barbour in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Apr 2.

Sea Trials Continued

Started by PacificGreen in Technical Performance Forum Apr 1.

UK Sails Flexible Solar Panels Mounted on Sail

Started by Daniel P Kalinowski in Electric Sailing Mar 31.

Sea Trials and prop wash 2 Replies

Started by PacificGreen in Technical Performance Forum. Last reply by PacificGreen Mar 31.

Sizing a Battery Pack for Larger Boats 21 Replies

Started by Tom Hruby in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Jay Bliss Mar 16.

Getting down to figuring the proper prop size. Opinions or experience anyone? 1 Reply

Started by Philip Probert in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Scott Campbell Mar 12.

adding bolger birdwatcher cabin to 22' St. Pierre Dory 1 Reply

Started by Jim Billington in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Mar 2.

Battery monitoring and charge controller recommendations 4 Replies

Started by Nick Anderson in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Peter McCartney Feb 24.

How to Determine Power (force) Needed to Push a Boat 8 Replies

Started by Patrick Logan in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Feb 18.

Gen set 8 Replies

Started by Pat Neal in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Pat Neal Feb 14.

Proper Propeller Propulsion 36 Replies

Started by David Vaughan in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Tom Hruby Feb 10.

Belt size

Started by Pat Neal in Electric Sailing Jan 30.

Lithium batteries 16 Replies

Started by Mark Frasca in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Patrick Logan Jan 26.

Used Electric Motors 4 Sale

Started by Bob Jennings in Electric Sailing Jan 16.

How do I edit my page 1 Reply

Started by Dave in Electric Sailing. Last reply by Sally M. Reuther Jan 5.

Marine Industry News From Trade Only Today

Green Tech News From Around the World

SNL Energy: Utility-Scale Solar has All-Time Best Year With Over 3.7 GW Installed in 2014 

With more than 3.7 GW installed, 2014 was the best year yet for utility-scale solar installations, besting the nearly 3.4 GW installed in 2013 by 10% and bringing the U.S. to a total of 10.6 GW of operating utility-scale solar capacity.

Japan's FCO Power Inc. Develops Next-Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for Residential Fuel Cell Systems.

The total thickness of a single cell and separator is just 0.4 mm, which is approximately one tenth the thickness of conventional technology. Because it is so thin, The Printed Fuel Cell (™) achieves 5 kW/L, which is the highest level in the world.

Berkeley Lab: First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide's Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth's Surface.

Researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations.

Germany Trade and Invest: Is Germany Heading for a Hydrogen-fuelled Future?

A filling station for hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles in Berlin is just one of the latest additions to a network which is set to number 50 by the end of the year. This means Germany will be the first country with a basic hydrogen filling station network – one that will stretch from the North Sea to the Alps.

Apple to Buy Industry-Leading 130 MW of Solar Power from First Solar.

A 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), the largest agreement in the industry to provide clean energy to a commercial end user.

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Goin' back.

I'm sorry to say that I'm returning to the dark side:  diesel.  I have found that my sailing has changed from using the motor to get away from the docks and hoisting the sails to long periods of motoring.  I recently retired and now, rather than day-sailing and weekends, my wife and I are spending longer trips here along the Gulf Coast.  That means awaiting weather windows for open water sailing or motoring along the ICW.  The electric was fine for shorter trips when I motored less or could use…See More
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Ray Electric Outboards & Ray E-Boats

The most reliable, quiet and efficient electric outboard in the worldConsider a Ray E-Boat for your boating pleasure.Electric boats not only have the advantage of quite, green, easy, low cost operation,the boats can perform much better than you think. How’s 70 miles at 6.2 MPH for 12hours sound. For comparison this is typical sailboat speed. This performance requiresefficient displacement hulls, which all of our boats have. You can boat, fish or cruise allday and charge  up overnight at a…See More
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This video is about Green Machine Solar Tender. Based on Freedom Electric's X10 Hull. Special thanks to Freedom Electric, Pelican Loft and Lehr for making th...
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I am looking at buying 2 SD15 KW saildrives, 8 LiFePO4 batteries, 2 14KW DC Diesel Gensets and a solar charger/controller from Oceanvolt. They provided several references of people who had their systems in catamarans so I contacted all of them. Every one had a good story to tell! Sure there were a few problems, but the owners all said that Oceanvolt support was impressive. Does anyone in this group have a history with Oceanvolt?See More
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Oceanvolt Ltd is focused on producing electric propulsion systems for catamarans and sailboats. Each and every part of the system has been specifically designed for electrical use. Compared to combustion engines, this system is silent, simple and reliable. “Less from nature, more for people.” Discover technology that respects both people and nature.See More
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