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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    Is this the same setup? Do you have a thread on it?
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?236021-Engine-mount-piic-on-double-ender&p=6375403#post6375403
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    Re: Handheld GPS?

    REI has the Garmin Minis on sale right now, too.
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    Similarly, I’ve been watching the “Sailing Arwen” videos. https://youtube.com/c/plymouthwelshboy
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    What makes the Cape Cutter a modern hull shape? Iíd like to understand better.
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    There was a time when only AC motors were really available in the size for electric car conversion (from forklifts) and also the AC motors+controllers could do regeneration, because an AC motor is...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    As far as prediction — it’s hard to do, Neil, because each boat has differing mass, hull shape, etc.

    You can convert watts to horsepower, since they are both a unit of power. But I will caution a...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    To be clear on one point, this is true on single solar panels wired to a lead acid battery. Multiple panels should have a MPPT battery charger these days, and those will have charging profiles for...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    You’re right, and such a boat is small enough that under sail, even if I could find a motor controller with regenerative braking, it’d probably drag too much and slow down the sailing too much to be...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    I’ve got a friend who had converted at least 3 cars to EV with things like forklift motors before production EV cars were more common, and he’s still doing solar and electric vehicle projects on...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    (And the Autumn Leaves which we saw earlier. That comes in at 18’5” but the flat bottom may not be quite what I’m after.)
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    I do think a double-ender design would be great. All I know are the Eun Mara and Kotik by Oughtred — are there other designs around that size range with a cabin?
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    The Autumn Leaves looks so good and yours is a beautiful example. I also seem to recall that it sailed circles around the CLC Pocketship in one of their videos ó a very good performer?

    I was...
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    Electric drive sailboats

    As promised in the Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet thread, Iíd like to talk about using electric drive on sailboats. Iím particularly interested in monohull...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    I got to see a Caravelle in person today and it also had the broken inwales. Even more sold on it now that I’ve seen it in person — it seems just the right size to build as my first boat build!
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    I shouldnít have phrased this as outrunning a storm. Thanks for correcting me. I was thinking more how motorsailing could increase the average speed over a day. My thinking is that you could plan...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    maybe! I donít have a heated garage and donít quite have a straight shot line to outside from the basement. So at most, Iíll cut and make the bulkheads this winter, then out to the garage as soon as...
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    Thanks! Yeah, I forgot to add, your experience is encouraging but I’d be looking at a more powerful motor and more batteries. I don’t know if the efficiency is quite there yet. And going electric...
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    Good question. I am not sure how feasible completely solar powered is on most monohull sailboat designs, because I’ve seen several cruisers/circumnavigators on YouTube with larger monohulls complain...
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    There doesn’t seem to be a similar thread for sail + solar electric, and I didn’t want to muddy up your solar electric rowing Walkabout thread.

    Are there sailboat designs in the 16-20’ range...
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    Re: Boating Micro-Adventures

    Subscribing and going back through the posts to live vicariously through Tom’s WI adventures — it is a cold, gray day here today.
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    This turned out great. You’re making me miss living in Madison. (Moved back to Milwaukee about 7 years ago.) Summers in Madison provide so many options for outdoor activities. I wish I’d been more...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I’ve been sharing his videos around simply to show a different side of sailing than “my wife and I live in this 40+ foot catamaran” YouTube channels.
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    I have been enjoying the videos and I think Iím sold on building a Caravelle as my first build. Thank you!
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