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Electrically Propelled Boats and Batteries

We’ve been in the harbor for a while now, on OCEAN STRIDER our solar electric propelled sail boat. Which gave us the opportunity to have a chat with a very interesting Dutch couple. All about linking a set of AGM Batteries to a set of Lithium Ion Batteries. Hybrid Battery systems They gave me theContinue reading “Electrically Propelled Boats and Batteries”

SAILING ELECTRIC. It’s a REALITY.

Electric propulsion on sail boats works and works well. A sail boat with electric drive has got to be one of the most fuel-efficient forms of transport on the planet. More than 1,500 nautical miles and 3 months extended cruising on OCEAN STRIDER, has forced us on a steep learning experience to say the least.Continue reading “SAILING ELECTRIC. It’s a REALITY.”

More than One way to skin a Cat

BarcelonaSail » Blog Barcelona Sail » Electric boat propulsion best solutions » Best electric drive system for sailboats November 24, 2016//  by Sailing Barcelona Criteria for best electric drive system for sailboats In our first blog on electric sailboat conversion we described our initial criteria for an electrical drive system. First of all we want to reduce the drag. In addition we want to use theContinue reading “More than One way to skin a Cat”

OCEAN STRIDERS’s electric drive.

Something in my head was telling me. It makes sense to fit a DC electric drive, to Ocean Strider. A blockage in the water cooling system of the Bukh, caused a catastrophic engine failure. Our choices: Replace the Bukh engine with new. Cost, almost £13,000 with fitting. Replace with re-con engine and trust it wasContinue reading “OCEAN STRIDERS’s electric drive.”