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A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.

The dream becomes reality. We sailed South, to the ALGARVE in PROTUGAL!!! On 24th July 2021, we started our epic journey, from Maryport in the UK. Sailing and living onboard OCEAN STRIDER. Continuing South for more than 1,000 miles, as the crow flies. Sailing roughly 1,500, nautical miles, to our destinations on the way. We’veContinue reading “A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.”

SAILING ELECTRIC. It’s a REALITY.

How do I pass on my confidence? Electric Drive on a sailing boat works and works well. A sail boat with electric drive, must be up there as 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 usContinue reading “SAILING ELECTRIC. It’s a REALITY.”

Living our dream, learning lots.

Check The Boat, Work A Course, Check the Weather. 2 months of cruising, with more than a 1,000miles of sailing, on our electric powered sail boat “OCEAN STRIDER” has been a valuable experience. We left Maryport in Cumbria, UK, on 24 Jul 2021, and arrived at Peniche, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal (Nr Lisbon)Continue reading “Living our dream, learning lots.”

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”

Bay of Biscay, my electric drive learning curve and our track.

A lot of catching up. My phone has been lost, my fault. Most images are gone. Second half of the Bay of Biscay, 150 miles from land & heavy seas. Both feeling ill and somewhat down in the dumps. No VHF radio contact, no sat phone, drive had tripped and the out-hall snapped, looking veryContinue reading “Bay of Biscay, my electric drive learning curve and our track.”

OCEAN STRIDER’s electricity supplies.

Fitting and using energy supplies. We’re getting better at saving energy all the time. Powering the energy efficient, Lynch electric drive. 30% More efficiant than a diesel engine. No gearbox!! I had a 316 stainless steel frame, made to my design, to fit 4 x 100w solar panels, made by Eco Worthy. They were reasonablyContinue reading “OCEAN STRIDER’s electricity supplies.”

Update to come, we crossed the Bay Of Biscay!

Phone got drowned on the crossing, internet, images and communication lost. Hope I can bring it back to life. Arrived in Ares, Northern Spain 27.08.2021 after a 340 mile, 3 day and 3.5 hours crossing from Brest in France. What a trip!! Near El Ferrol, the hardest trip we ever made.

UK to France. Our first European country.

Newlyn UK to Brest France. Bon Voyage UK for now! We couldn’t stay in Newlyn for long, but I’d like to say. It’s a long time since I was in Cornwall. Padstow and Newlyn have still got a traditional charm and I look forward to visiting when we get back. Time to crack on withContinue reading “UK to France. Our first European country.”

Sailing. Life the Universe and everything.

Here we go, my first blog. I’m Les. I love boats, motorbikes, living life to the max & my wife. I’m very concerned about the environment and want to do as much as I can to take care of it, whilst I live my dreams. That’s why we have an electric drive on a sailContinue reading “Sailing. Life the Universe and everything.”