November 2010 Blog Posts (3)

S/V Intrepid Voyage Log: Okinawa, Japan

Sailing an electric powered boat around the world

shisa By Greg Martin The voyage of Project Intrepid Seas begins on the beautiful subtropical Pacific island of Okinawa. Situated at 26 deg. 3o' N, 127 deg. 45' E, Okinawa is the southern-most prefecture of Japan. Okinawa, the main island in the Ryukyu Archipelago…

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Added by Greg Martin on November 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Conversion of NB Worcester to Electric Drive

Worcester NB Blog Edwin Osborn has an interesting blog about his experiences converting his Colecraft 38' ex-hire boat to run on electric. An interesting experience with lots of technical details- check it out…

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Added by David Jones on November 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Day 30: Planet Solar Continues Round the Globe Challenge | Electric Seas

planetsolar_departs_monaco By Greg Martin On September 27, 2010, Turanor Planet Solar, a solar powered catamaran built in Germany, set off from Monaco on a planned 160 day voyage around the world. The vessel, 31 meters in length and covered with 537 square meters of solar panels is powered entirely by photovoltaic energy. The vessel's solar panels can create…

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Added by Greg Martin on November 1, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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Decision Tree for Electric Conversion

First, let me say Hi to all of you.  I am new to the group, but not to sailing (40 years and counting). I have blessed myself prior to turning the key on an Atomic 4  after refueling, torn my hands bloody bleeding a Westerbeke 4-60 (the block of which is from a British Taxi engine) and changed the timing belt on a Piranha engine(the British version of the VW Pathfinder with the added advantage of electrics by Lucas, the Prince of Darkness).Suffice it to say, I am open to electric propulsion.…See More
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30' Pilothouse Motorsailer a good conversion candidate?

Today I looked at an old wood Sea Sailer 30 pilot house motor sailer to restore. I'm hoping this group can give me some input on the wisdom of going electric with something like this. Does the heavier engine demand due to less sailing ability make it a dumb idea? It's 13,100 lbs displacement, originally had a Perkins 40 hp and 100 gal fuel tank. It would leave plenty of room under the floor for a big battery bank, but would I end up dangerously short on ballast? Or might being lighter improve…See More
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Use of the load feature on Morningstar Controller

Just a quick question about using the load feature on my controller. I have a 32" Freedom powered by a 48 volt motor. Eight AGM's wired to provide one large 200 amp 48 volt battery. System works fine. I also have a small West Marine 12 volt, 32 amp battery not hooked to the system. Can I wire this battery directly to the load on my controller to charge it? Any precautions I should be aware of? Thanks, Jim
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Finishing up some winter progects helm station solar nav station & house power now 100% electricSee More
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Solar Sails coming to market

Looks like sails with solar panels woven into them may be coming to market starting this spring:http://biankablog.blogspot.com/2014/03/solar-sails.htmlSomething to keep a lookout for.Capt. Mikehttp://biankablog.blogspot.comSee More
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2v Battery Bank and charging

I got tired of going out to the slip and trying to crank over the old 2 cylinder Farryman on my 1972 33' Pearson.  I got more splinters from the dock than sailing time.So, I've decided to go electric.  I did some research on the different companies and settled on a Thunderstruck 10kw solution.  The owners there answered a lot of my questions every time I called them and never seemed bothered when I called.Check - motor selected.Next item - batteries. I had initially decided to get 4 Lifeline…See More
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Parallel plus Series I'm confused

I need some help. I believe I have the right setup but before I blow my controller I would like a second opinion or three.  I have four 12v and a controller and electric motor both at 24v. I believe the setup pictured below will work but need some corroboration please. Thank you in advance.HarrySee More
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