December 2010 Blog Posts (4)

THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: END OF THE SEASON THOUGHTS OF AN ELECTRIC SAILOR: 2010

The Bianka Log Blog is Captain Mike's well documented log of his experiences electrifying his Nonsuch 30 Bianka. At the end of this last season, Capt Mike reflects on his experience and decision to go electric. You can read this insightful and informative post…

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Added by Greg Martin on December 15, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Introducing the Hunter 27E All Electric Sailboat and Green Award Winner | SAIL Magazine

SAIL Magazine posted an article in November 2010 about the new Hunter 27E electric auxiliary sailing yacht. This article describes the new yacht, which uses an ELCO 27 hp motor, powered by a 72 volts DC battery pack. This is an amazing yacht and you can read all about it…

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Added by David Jones on December 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Endeavour Electric Boat Tests Waters off Newport | Soundings Magazine

Soundings Magazine, featured a story in January 2010 about the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport RI which uses an Endeavour Green 24 ft electric boat to ferry passengers around the bay. Their experiences using the boat are described in the article which can be found…

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Added by David Jones on December 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

GREEN BOATING: What is Green Boating? Part II (Navigating Green Marketing in the Marine Industry)

Green Boating is a website that follows and reports on the issues related to green boating. The first thing you have to ask is, "What is green boating?" With so much "green washing" this can be confusing. An interesting introduction and discussion about this is presented…

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Added by Greg Martin on December 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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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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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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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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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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