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Sailors Keep Our Waters Blue by Learning to Boat Green

Featured in the American Sailing Journal, Summer 2011

 

        Is it safe to say that we became boaters because we love being out on the water? We don’t have to be reminded about how wonderful it is to go sailing, fishing or diving from our boats in…

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Added by Greg Martin on July 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Innovanautic Inspires Europe With Molten Salt Powered Electric Sailing Yacht | Electric Seas

      It is understood that the disadvantage of electric propulsion systems is the limited range of the batteries. Because of this, a lot of attention and hope is on the evolution of battery technology. There are a lot of battery designs in use, with the most common being some type of lead- acid, nickel cadmium or lithium ion,…

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Added by Greg Martin on May 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Introducing the Zen 24: Electric Powered Sailboat From Japan | Electric Seas

     At the annual meeting of American Sailing Association (ASA) affiliates in Las Vegas from March 4-6, 2011, Guinness Book Record circumnavigator and President of ASA Japan, Yoh Aoki unveiled the latest technological wonder from Japan: the Zen 24. Designed by Yoh Aoki and the renowned Japanese naval architect,…

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Added by Greg Martin on April 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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

Production set to begin on Loon solar-electric boat | GizMag



GizMag is a website that reports on all of the latest technological developments, including developments in transportation. In Feb…

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Added by Greg Martin on February 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introducing the All-Electric Ski Boat: The Ski Nautique E | WaterSki Magazine

WaterSki Magazine posted an article on January 25, 2011 about Ski Nautique's new all electric ski boat, the Ski Nautique E. This high tech boat uses two "automotive electric motors" powered with Lithium Ion batteries and can achieve speeds of nearly 40 mph, producing "tournament worthy performance." Read…

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Added by Greg Martin on February 5, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Builder of Electric Motors for Boats on a Green Mission | The Japan Times Online

The Japan Times Online featured an article on December 14, 2010 about Kiyoshige Ito, the president of Ito Company, which produces electric propulsion systems for boats in Japan. Motivated by a desire to do something about climate change, Ito's company produces electric outboard motors for fishing boats. Read more about Ito's efforts in…

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Added by Greg Martin on January 10, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Boating Re-Volt! | Scruffie Marine

Scruffie Marine is a boat design shop in Queensland, Australia that designs seaworthy, classic and environmentally minded boats. The Scruffie Marine blog, written by Derek Ellard, featured a post on October 14, 2010 which is a concise and fun to read introduction to electric boating, with a bit of history and perspective. Check it out…

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Added by Greg Martin on January 5, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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

Electric Yacht: Clean, Green, Quiet | Sailing Breezes

Sailing Breezes Magazine published a product review of Electric Yacht, written by Tony Green in February 2010. In this review, they detail the philosophy behind the decision, the pros and cons and an honest explanation of what can be expected when you go electric. Read this product review…

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Added by Greg Martin on October 10, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Adorable Boats and a Beautiful Coastline Make a Family Treat | The Star

The Star Here's a cute story about a family outing on the water aboard an electric boat on San Diego Bay. The article describes the experience on a Duffy boat from Duffy of Newport- the relaxing and carefree feeling of what it's like to not have to deal with an engine on a boat. Check it out…

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Added by Greg Martin on September 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bristol 32 Electric Conversion Project

By Greg Martin              Converting s/v Intrepid into an electric boat, I have to say honestly, was a real pain in the #$^&. But in hindsight it was definitely worth it and it can be (and was) done by an inexperienced amateur. Working part time by myself, and making lots of mistakes, the project took me…

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Added by Greg Martin on September 10, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Electric Seas: A New Platform for Electric Powered Boating

ishidaspic3       Welcome to the website of the Electric Seas Organization- a new non profit organization that was established to promote electric power for watercraft and to encourage safe boating and clean seas. This website aims to provide a complete information platform for interested individuals and companies that are involved with…

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Added by Greg Martin on September 1, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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David Brill posted a discussion

First test run

Had the first test run of our 52' ketch under electric power. Although it was only a short run around the marina, all systems performed extremely well. Much more control with lower revs possible. Minimum revs with the old diesel were 210 at the prop which equated to 3 knots. Now I can get the prop down to 50rpm. More control in reverse with the slower prop revs also.Looking forward to installing a generator which will allow us to venture out for a few days and give her a real test run.See More
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Mark Frasca added a discussion to the group SolidNav User Group
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8 flash error code

My 2008 SolidNav Explorer has been cutting back to 1/2 power from time to time, for over a year. If I am gojng anywhere I do not use that much power anyway so the issue has not been a problem but I do want to fix it. Today I checked for an error code and I am getting 8 flashes on my Sevcon MiliPac when it cuts back. The code is an over heat indication and I know it isn't overheating because it can happen seconds after throttling up. Any thoughts out there?thanks, MarkSee More
21 hours ago
Serge Plante is now a member of Electric Seas
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D. Carl HArris updated their profile
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Brad O'Connell posted a discussion

Significant voltage drop

Hi everyone,I have an electric yacht motor, driven by 8 Trojan T105 batteries, wired in series to produce 48Vdc. I have owned the system and the batteries for  7 years. I have noticed this year that I am getting really significant voltage drops while underway.I can see the motor controller display going from 48 down to 24 Vdc, all within an hour, under what I consider to be normal cruising conditions and amp draw.I guess there may be two problems.1) A resistance problem- maybe thermally induced…See More
Aug 26
D. Carl HArris posted a discussion

Introduction

Hello,I just joined the group and am looking forward to learning about electric conversions.My wife, Myra, and I have sailed for the past 30 years and currently own a Morgan OI 28.  Spirit still has the original Volvo MD-7A, but the next time the engine requires more than oil, diesel or filters, the electric conversion will begin.  For now I will keep quiet and read all the info on the forums. Glad to be here,CarlSee More
Aug 22
D. Carl HArris is now a member of Electric Seas
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Capt. Mike posted a discussion

Harbor test 2014

Just posted some data on the annual harbor test I do with my Thoosa 9000 EP system. Including comparison to the 2013 data:http://biankablog.blogspot.com/2014/08/electric-propulsion-harbor-test-2014.htmlCapt. Mikehttp://biankablog.blogspot.comSee More
Aug 18
Doug Greenwald posted a discussion

Introduction

Hello,I'm Doug and I just discovered this forum and its wealth of info. I've been active in the EV car world for 4 years now, and have continually watched the marine industry make its inroads with electric propulsion over the past several years. I think I'm ready to make the commitment to electric for my Nonsuch 30 "Such is Life"  currently moored in Anacortes, Wa... but soon to relocate in Everett Wa.Having her closer to home will allow this type of major retrofit to happen. The goal is to…See More
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Duffy Boats

User group for Duffy Boats.See More
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Robert Bracey is now a member of Electric Seas
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JAMES SCHOFIELD is now a member of Electric Seas
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Duffy Boats

User group for Duffy Boats.See More
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Lauri Strengell is now a member of Electric Seas
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Arthur Lifshey is now a member of Electric Seas
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Lisa Novy is now a member of Electric Seas
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