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Old 28-07-2012, 16:42   #1
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Very low maintenance cat

No sails
No mast
no boom
no engine
no diesel
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Sails at a constant 5~6 kt, 24 hours a day.
Crossed the Atlantic to Caribbean then up to New York
And then donated. I would have bought it.




















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Old 28-07-2012, 17:28   #2
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Fine for putting around the bay, but wonder what that big flat awning does in about 60 knots wind?
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Fine for putting around the bay, but wonder what that big flat awning does in about 60 knots wind?
After 7000 nm of open ocean, I'm guessing just fine.
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Old 28-07-2012, 17:43   #4
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Fine for putting around the bay, but wonder what that big flat awning does in about 60 knots wind?

12 more knots
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Old 28-07-2012, 18:12   #5
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12 more knots
Yeah, but in which direction?
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This is just one, there are more.
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Old 28-07-2012, 18:58   #7
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Re: Very low maintenance cat

With that low freeboard I'll bet waves poop on it more than the guys that cleanup after the circus elephants.
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Yep Bob, easy way to keep the decks clean, wash & wear. Since each ama has a enclosed nacelle, for the small time of those conditions, just stay in the nacelle's protection.
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Bob,

I know we share the same taste for what we want in a boat, so here is a recent launch that is probably more to your liking. The battery bank is lithium and huge, allowing 200 nm run in 24 hours on batteries alone. At a slower speed for a passage, the panels will power 27/7. I played with the numbers, you could coastal hop in 200 nm legs, pull into that nice marina for a day's stay, and with the 30 amp 240 volt service being pulled at max for the entire stay, you would have another 200 nm in your "tank", and the $30 slip fee would be a wash, as you pulled close to that in juice.

Also, I know you have heard me preach about how I want a fully electric galley, complete with induction cook tops to the 1500 watt BBQ on the railing, well that is what this new build sports.












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Fine for putting around the bay, but wonder what that big flat awning does in about 60 knots wind?
Wind is normally horizontal.
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I and others try to keep this link Integration of systems up to date with the latest developments in electric propulsion. Top of page 2 on that link has a link to the newest marine PM BLDC motors on the market. If anyone has links not covered, please feel free to post them.
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