Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-07-2016, 21:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cruising the Gulf of Mexico.
Boat: 1980 Morgan 415
Posts: 1,452
Solar Sails

UK POWERS FIRST ZERO EMISSIONS YACHT — UK Sailmakers

For the max solar area on a sailboat.
__________________

__________________
Working on spending my children's inheritance.
Cap Erict3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2016, 22:06   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 797
Re: Solar Sails

The technology is certainly awesome, but I'm really dubious about putting expensive electricity generating panels that are supposed to last basically the lifetime of your ownership on sails. Also I wonder if it'll discourage people from reefing early.

If the technology is there, I'd almost expect monohulls to come out of the boatyard with shaped panels along the hull in a couple of years.
__________________

SV DestinyAscen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2016, 22:32   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cruising the Gulf of Mexico.
Boat: 1980 Morgan 415
Posts: 1,452
Re: Solar Sails

Reading some of the testing done, they were reefed the majority of the time due to inclement weather and removed the panels when the sails were down to use at anchor.

Early stages of small boat development but I thought it might interest those looking for quiet power.
__________________
Working on spending my children's inheritance.
Cap Erict3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-07-2016, 13:19   #4
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 667
Re: Solar Sails

people are trialling panels to go on roads. if they were non slip, they might be good on decks
dlymn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, sails, solar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Sails, Sails and More Sails Slainte40 Classifieds Archive 4 23-04-2011 11:59
For Sale: Sails, Sails, Sails - Sydney, Australia ribbony Classifieds Archive 6 22-02-2010 19:28
Sails, Sails, Sails... for sale? Jack Long General Sailing Forum 5 13-08-2008 23:41

Advertise Here


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.