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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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Does anyone have a good source for reduction gears / sprockets? I am aware of Thunderstruck, and the brand Gates, but any other online sources would be great. Thanks! See More
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2 AWG Battery Cable Run near battery concerns

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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Clean eMarine Americas is the North American partner of Clean eMarine in Denmark which designs the Thoosa & Triton inboard electric propulsion systems. CeMA assembles and tests all Thoosa systems at their facility in Annapolis, MD before shipping to customers in North America.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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Oceanvolt Electric Saildrive Group

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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New Dealer for Thoosa in Caribbean

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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Lithium battery pack needed

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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Another newby with a Dream

Hey guys! Looking for comments, ideas, examples, intellectual smackdowns (i.e. "What the hell were you thinking?), etc.I came over here from CF because I got tired of the narrow-minded "can't do" attitudes over there. Even when you give them examples and videos, they still refuse to admit that it CAN be done. Well, I'm 20 years retired military, so I have a WILL do attitude and I am the epitome of hard headed. I usually get it done. I'm currently tossing around the idea of an…See More
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Clean eMarine Americas Group

Clean eMarine Americas is the North American partner of Clean eMarine in Denmark which designs the Thoosa & Triton inboard electric propulsion systems. CeMA assembles and tests all Thoosa systems at their facility in Annapolis, MD before shipping to customers in North America.See More
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