I have tried to contact Kiteship several times thru E mail but no result so maybe they are sailing !!! With the New FastCat
460 Green Motion with retractable electric
motors I want to do 2 Ocean Crossings First from Cape Town
and after that From Miami
Via the Azores
to Western Europe
as a test for this New all electric
and fossil free propulsion
system and including a kite in this test sounds Ideal to me, If we are going to fast we just lower the electric propulsion
and with the 2 props of 19 x 19 that should slow us down plenty and at the same time generate up to 8 Kw to keep everything else going, this endurance and practice test will last 20.000 NM and if this last test is succesful we will go into Production with this new system.
These units will be installed on the new Fastcat
405 , 460 and 560 .
Once this test is completed I will write a report on my findings regarding regeneration , slowing down of the boat during generation, charging
capability,s and with what speed the amount of charge, Manuvering i n the harbour , speed under power , range from the batteries alone.
Besides the 2 Motogens of 10 Kw each we will also install one new Air breeze wind generator
in the masttop, and 4 sanyo solar
panles of 210 watt each on the bimini
use we will have 2 diesel generator
on board one of 11 Kw and the other of 13 Kw that together can propel the boat at 9,5 knots or with just the 11 Kw unit at 7.5 knots