Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2007, 09:20   #1
Senior Cruiser
schoonerdog's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2004
Location: annapolis
Boat: st francis 44 mk II catamaran
Posts: 1,180
Images: 4
solar 21 just about to be first solar/electric powered boat to cross atlantic

They've been out at sea for a very long time now, but they are finally approaching the end of the transatlantic stretch, speed about a constant 4 knots. Move that up to 6 or 7 knots on a more comfortable platform and it might be very interesting.

transatlantic21: transatlantic21
schoonerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 09:47   #2
Registered User
Tnflakbait's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Southern California
Boat: CSK, 33' Aita Pe'ape'a
Posts: 338
Images: 7
They have a bunch of videos on youtube that show the boat. Interesting concept. I agree that it should be larger and use the same technology.
Tnflakbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 10:04   #3

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,525
Oh my god... were these people scared at all doing a trans-atlantic in this cool little boat?? I would have been a bit nervous in that it isn't going to get out of the way of storms. Plus... it looks like a bit of a hairy ride in rough seas. Yikes!

Very cool concept though.

Still has me thinking... why spend a gazillion dollars on solar panels when all they really needed was a mast and a few sails?

Concept boat, I know... but still. Humans seem to often invent more and more complicated things that don't always get the job done better than simple methods.
ssullivan is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Selecting the Ideal Liveaboard Monohull Sailboat Stede Liveaboard's Forum 50 21-07-2011 12:43
Do Boats Have 'Souls' ? sail_the_stars General Sailing Forum 77 14-11-2010 15:25
First Atlantic crossing with a solar boat Andy R Cruising News & Events 24 19-04-2008 05:46
Buying a boat nightmare... cchris0411 Multihull Sailboats 31 06-10-2007 23:54
Changing the Boat's Name sjs General Sailing Forum 4 24-05-2004 08:15

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:22.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.