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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    ....... But then I reminded myself there's a wine company south of Adelaide, Temple Bruer, which has gone to quite extreme lengths to make themselves carbon neutral. They won't air freight their wine to you. Too much carbon footprint. If you want Temple Bruer wine in France, you have to wait for it to get there by sea. I reckon they'd be interested in sail freight, and would pay a premium for the privilege. I suspect other companies will hop onto the bandwagon in the coming years, some because they think it's vital to our future, some as a marketing device. Anyway, yes, I think they are crazy. If they just wanted to move freight, they should probably spend the money on trucks. But that's not really what it's about.
    This carbon footprint thing is a bit misleadimng and, in this case, possibly more of a marketing ploy than anything real.
    Unless the buyer of the wine in France is going to the bottle shop on their velo, the carbon footprint of their car is going to be bigger than the bottle's share of the plane that does the airfreight. Shipping by sea is of course lower carbon - more freight shifted per tonne of CO2 - but the car trip to the wine merchant will still negate that.
    I guess they're minimising their end-to-end carbon footprint, but the net gain is small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I love that there is a street in Largs called Cheapside St. That must have been before local councils were mostly made up of real estate developers.
    The second ten years of my life I lived in Cheapside Street. Helluva good place to live.
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    I saw a news item today about a boat capsize and a consequent drowning at Camden Haven bar. Very sad.
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    Beached as.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Beached as.


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    Oh dear. Where is it?
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    It looks like Tasmania but where?
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    Randall's Bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    This carbon footprint thing is a bit misleadimng and, in this case, possibly more of a marketing ploy than anything real.
    Unless the buyer of the wine in France is going to the bottle shop on their velo, the carbon footprint of their car is going to be bigger than the bottle's share of the plane that does the airfreight. Shipping by sea is of course lower carbon - more freight shifted per tonne of CO2 - but the car trip to the wine merchant will still negate that.
    I guess they're minimising their end-to-end carbon footprint, but the net gain is small.
    In France most people walk to the bottle shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Is it a historical replica of an apple and timber freighter or a "modern" general freight carrier ?
    Not a replica, but based on Tasmanian sailing freighters. Which I think carried all sorts of things, but probably a lot of apples and timber. To be carvel built of local timber, not sure exactly what varieties. Schooner rigged, to allow plenty of engine room behind the main mast, but only a small, and they say probably electric, engine. The plans look a lot like the one in Launceston whose name I keep forgetting. Julie Burgess?

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    Julie Burgess is in Devonport.

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    Well that would be the one then.

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    You did remember the boat name. Good-oh. Did you remember to buy a sewing machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    In France most people walk to the bottle shop.
    Ok OK, maybe i was being overly cynical but that isnt entirely true. 'Most' people are like us and drive to a large outlet and buy a dozen at a time or throw a few bottles in with their weekly groceries.
    Those who live in city apartments walk or ride a bike and buy a bottle and a baguette on their way home from work.
    i've seen both very often.

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    Aaaaaanyway, it's good to see companies taking steps in the right direction, even if the outcomes don't amount to much yet. The idea of using wind power for commercial freight may well grow legs one day - let's hope so! I could imagine a schooner moving produce around the Channel, Huon Valley and the Derwent doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    You did remember the boat name. Good-oh. Did you remember to buy a sewing machine?


    I did. But it didn’t work so I took it back.


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    Why does tapatalk do that weird thing?

    I did but it failed to work so I took it back.


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    Better that it goes back than it comes home then. Hopefully you got your dosh back.

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    Yes full refund

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    I went for a ride on a 1000 watt Bafang powered mid engine elecric bicycle today. WOW! Really amazing thing. Great to ride. It was a standard soft road bike, whatever they are called, a bit of suspension, medium road tyres. The Bafang unit is a conversion. Heaps of power. Up Hobart hills no worries at all. No speed cutout, so it just keeps on pushing up to 50, 60 whatever. Brilliant piece of kit. I'm totally in love with it.

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    Interesting Phil, is it a home build or a shop model?
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    Bafang make a complete kit which fits pretty much any bike. That's what this was, buy the kit, stick it on a bike. It's a fairly nicely integrated setup.

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    How much did the kit cost Phil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    How much did the kit cost Phil?


    Have a look on eBay - varying prices for conversion kits from around $750 for 250W to around $1750 for 1000W. The advert for the 1000 watter says peak output of 1600W and 160 Nm torque! No too shabby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I went for a ride on a 1000 watt Bafang powered mid engine elecric bicycle today. WOW! Really amazing thing. Great to ride. It was a standard soft road bike, whatever they are called, a bit of suspension, medium road tyres. The Bafang unit is a conversion. Heaps of power. Up Hobart hills no worries at all. No speed cutout, so it just keeps on pushing up to 50, 60 whatever. Brilliant piece of kit. I'm totally in love with it.

    Yes, 1000w electric would be amazing ! Illegal on the road of course.
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    Of course. I bought mine second hand. On a bike. $700. Happy days.


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    Nice ! I'll ask for a ride when I visit .
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    Was the bafang conversion what you bought? They seem to have a good reputation. They're also fairly inconspicuous, it's fairly well hidden under the bottom bracket.
    I've been thinking of getting one for a 25km commute I don't feel like cycling most days...

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    Yes. Bafang kit on a bike. The 1000 watt version.


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    1000w at what voltage ? 48 ?
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    Woo-hoo! (A round number.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    1000w at what voltage ? 48 ?


    Yes


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    How long does it run on a charge .... an hour ?
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    Don’t know. But it would depend on the terrain speed and how much I pedal.


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    No pedaling at half throttle ?
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    Well, we got home and I turned the bike upside down to put the front wheel back on, and right there on the motor it says 750 watts. Oh well, goes like the clappers. 1000 must be truly scary. I think a 740 watt kit with battery on eBay is around $1500. I got mine with a bike attached, so happy with that. Pretty sure it's a genuine mistake by the guy who sold it as he's a friend of Felicitys.

    Peter you can set it so it gives power when you pedal. With 7 levels of assist available, or you can not pedal, and control the power with a thumb throttle. So you can pedal,hard, with a little assist, or pedal gently with a lot of assist. You can have light assist on flat ground, or more on steep hills.,or you can just ride it like a motorbike with no pedalling at all.

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