March 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Sun Challenge Sailing: Sailboat Goes Electric

Sun Challenge is a project being carried out by John Wilson, who has converted his C&C 35 to run with an Electric Yacht electric propulsion system. The electric conversion experience, along with photos, videos and a description of the Sun Challenge project and Solar Village, you can check out…

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Added by Greg Martin on March 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Boats: The Other Electric Vehicle - Transportation | GOOD

eboat2 Good is a website that provides a progressive viewpoint on a range of topics in today's world. In their transportation section, covering future developments, an interesting article was written by Christopher Mimms March 22, 2010 about the future of boating. There is a discussion about electric boating in particular with a detailed history and explanation of notable examples. Also included are a couple of unique illustrations with an electric…

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Added by David Jones on March 26, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Restored Chesapeake Skipjack Gets E-Motion Hybrid Drive | E Motion Hybrids

WS400 E Motion Hybrids is a company that produces electric propulsion systems for vessels, also under the name of Electric Marine Propulsion. On their company website they have a news link which lists several notable projects that they have been involved with, including a recent retrofit of a classic Chesapeake Skipjack working sailboat. The 44' Caleb…

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Added by David Jones on March 16, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

U.S. Navy is Going Electric | Electric Seas

destroyer-aegis-ddg-103 By Greg Martin   In a move that will reduce operating costs and logistic vulnerabilities, the U.S. Navy is taking steps along with all branches of services to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. In July 2009, The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded a contract to DRS Technologies Inc. of Fitchburg and Hudson, Mass to develop…

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Added by David Jones on March 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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As I'm about to replace my 48 volt battery bank. I'm also going to re position the new batteries for easier access to the terminals. But, I may have to run the 2 AWG battery cables on the top or close to one or two of the batteries. Is there any worry about damaging the batteries internally by running  these cables near them from the magnetic field generated under high amp loads over time?Mikehttp://biankablog.blogspot.comSee More
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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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Captain Frederic Daillant, FD Marine Services in St. Martin is the latest dealer for Thoosa systems. FD Marine Services is located in one of the best locations in the Caribbean for having marine work done on a boat. If you are in the Caribbean and thinking about converting to electric propulsion then be sure and contact Capt. Daillant at FD Marine Services. …See More
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Update on Lilliput.Last year was a long struggle to get out the old engine and all it's associated pieces. The steel frame bolted to molded in stringers was the worst! Had to cut it out with tiny grinder wheels. It was glassed in to the compartment wall at the rear end with only an inch to spare between the sides of the hull and the steel. It's done!!! I've installed Joe Steinberger's electric motor setup and am looking to buy…See More
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AGM Battery Anomaly

Just when I thought I was ready to splash my boat for the season I made a disturbing discovery concerning one of the batteries in the 48 volt propulsion bank. The Dual Pro PS4 battery charger showed battery number four with a blinking green light where as all the others were steady after having been charged.  This was a new development as for the past several weeks all the batteries had been charging normally on my visits. For some reason the charger thinks…See More
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