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Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO

A five mast cruise ship arrives in Portimao Portugal. A fantastic looking Cruise Ship “Club Med 2” I heard what sounded like a big ship passing, as I lay in bed this morning. Jeanette was up, which makes a change. She let me know there was another cruise ship pulling into port. This one hadContinue reading “Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO”

Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine

We’ve learnt to be patient now we have a solar electric engine onboard OCEAN STRIDER: 1,500 miles of sailing, Maryport to the Algarve. Passage plans as we travel onboard OCEAN STRIDER are evolving to suit “sailing” long distances with a solar electric engine. Our journeys are much longer than they were and usually to newContinue reading “Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine”

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.”

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.”