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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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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
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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
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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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Doug Greenwald is now a member of Electric Seas
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William Hayley is now a member of Electric Seas
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Shannon Ritchie is now a member of Electric Seas
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Robert Bracey posted photos
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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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Lauri Strengell joined Greg Martin's group
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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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Manuel Marinelli posted a discussion

Electric sailboat 30ft for sale

Hello everyone...After 2 years working on my S2 9.2C she is all set up and good to go and unfortunately at the same time it is the time for me to leave the US again and head back home to Europe. On the plus side for you:Manaia is for saleFor sale is a 30ft Center Cockpit sailboat in great condition with lots of special features and changes. The most recent ones are:- Electric main propulsion (10kW)- Big battery bank (225 AmpH @ 48V)- Dodger- All electric wiring redone- Windvane steering- Solar…See More
Jul 8
Alex added a discussion to the group SolidNav User Group
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Newish Solidnav user seeking a bit of solar help

Our Cal 2-27 came equipped with a Solidnav drive from the previous owner. Over the few months we have owned the boat I've come to really love the drive. Where I'm running into an issue is with figuring out a solar set up. I may own an all electric boat, but I am far from electric savvy.Yesterday I spoke with BlueSky about an MPPT and it wasn't a productive discussion. Our battery bank is built around four AGM batts. While I understand the drive requires 48v, what decisions does this force as…See More
Jun 25
Alex joined Greg Martin's group
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SolidNav User Group

User Group for SolidNav
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Alex is now a member of Electric Seas
Jun 25
Peter Thompson posted a discussion

New Battery Bank for Thoosa 7000-HT

I am looking at replacing the battery bank for my 48 volt Thoosa 7000 system . . . currently I have 8-6volt deep cycle golf cart batteries rated at about 100 Ah . . . at a 25 Amp per hour usage . .  this only gives me about 3.5 knots per hour . . . so to discharge batteries to 50% I only have a range of about 8 miles.Obviously, I would like to extend this . . . I am looking at replacing the current batteries with 4 Northstar SMS AGM 220 or 4 Northstar SMS AGM 400  (220 Ah or 400 Ah…See More
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