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Frisian E-Performance Challenge – Update

Globe Trotter

I had a great day in Sneek today watching all the electrical boats. There were 21 boats competing for the title of fastest e-powered boat. I will post a longer review about the day with some photos in the next couple of days. The photo you see here is the winner of the Dong Solar …

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Book: Electric Propulsion for Boats

Yet another book that is not dedicated to renewable energy for boats, but that can help you to install electrical propulsion on our boats. This is the first step to a boat only powered by renewable energy. The author, Charlie Mathys, has many years of experience with designing various boats and propulsion methods. He describes …

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Frisian E-Performance Challenge

Sunday 18th of September As the title suggests, this is a challenge for electrical boats to see how long and how far electrically powered boats can go. They want to show the public what is possible with electrically powered boats. The race starts at 12pm and the boats are expected to be back in about …

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Ecolution

Ecolution is the creation of Wubbo Ockels. After traveling to space he decided that the earth deserves better, so he built a boat that doesn’t need any fossil fuels, can sail all year long, all around the world. If you have the money, you can order one too! Have a look at the Ecolution Website …

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A Day At The Beach

Amazing Video! If only the Dutch beaches would be like this one. Well, a bit later in the video, it does look a lot like the Dutch beach/weather.

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(No) Renewable Energy for my Boat

I have a boat and I love it. It is an old rescue sloop which I have had for some years now. In the years that I have had it, it has been seriously changed and re-worked. It looked so different when we first saw it, that we didn’t even realize that the original hull was …

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Really? — updated —

To show how little is being written about this topic, renewable energy for your boat or ship, you should try to Google “renewable energy for boats”. Of course I am very happy with this result, but I am shocked to be on the number one spot in Google after only a couple short weeks. That means …

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Book: WordPress for Dummies

I use WordPress for this website and I always love to have a real book when working on these things. I hope this book, Buy this book at Amazon, which is actually 8 books in 1, can be useful for you when you want to explore the many possibilities of WordPress. At the moment WordPress …

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Solar Powered Inflatable Boat

Solar Power Infaltable Boat

It is possible! That is the good news. Fully solar powered, all you hear is a whisper from the electrical engine. This is great. It looks really relaxed, sailing around without the noise of the traditional noisy engine.

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Useful Books

We have been looking for good books about renewable energy for boats for a while. We thought there would be more about renewable energy for boats. But we were wrong. Or we just haven’t been able to find them yet. This is one book that does cover the topic and it tells you a great deal about installing …

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A Sustainable Boat?

Confused-Figure-with-Question-Marks

I was reading an article about an electrically powered boat. Although the main aim of this boat is not to be purely powered by renewable energy, it could be. It is a sailing boat with an electrical engine. The idea is that the two Mastervolt batteries are charged by mains power when the boat is not …

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PlanetSolar – The largest solar powered boat on the planet

PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar PlanetSolar is the worlds largest solar boat and sailing around the world at the moment. She is in the Philippines at the time of writing. Their goal is to promote the use of renewable. They do this by showing that renewable energy technologies work as well as by pushing the boundaries of current technology. …

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A purpose: Renewable Boating Blog!

Maze

From air-conditioning to aquadrive, from cooking to classics to canals, from paint to python-drive and from transport to toilet. These are just a few of the topics discussed in boating magazines. Which makes sense. We like to stay cool when the sun is hot, we like to eat nice food during our holidays and at …

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More than 3 years in Australia and they still surprise me…

People here in Australia still amaze me. The other day I was walking down a street lined with little cafes and shops. It was a nice street to go for a coffee, which is always a favourite pastime for me. Unfortunately they were working on the sidewalk. Replacing something that wasn’t really broken in the …

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Useful Reaserch?

Thin Men Get Lower Pay than Average-Weight Men A man in the U.S. whose weight is 25 pounds below the mean earns $210,925 less, on average, across a 25-year career than a man whose weight is at the mean, according to a study by Timothy A. Judge of the University of Florida and Daniel M. …

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Do you already have one from Nicollo Webshop?

Nicollo Webshop

Every now and than you see something that you would like to have. And you want to have it now! Sometimes it is expensive, but at other times it is actually something that we all can afford. You know what I am talking about, those little thinks that make our life’s just that little bit …

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Still Loving Research!

Still loving research Another example why we love research. These researches must have worked long and hard to get this research up and running. But in the end, trying to blend in with the back ground did not work. At all! Have a look yourself to see how the researchers are out smarted by the …

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Do you ever have this problem too?

Do you ever go to the bottle shop when your car is running low on petrol? Seems like these two scientists do have this problem. Poor scientists. “Why two economists have found it increasingly hard to distinguish oil from wine” Lets hope, for their own health’ sake, that they roll the petrol in their glass …

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Or maybe what not to choose!

Airplane in the sky

Another interesting quote from the Daily Stat from the Harvard Business Review. Interesting, especially when I am going to enjoy another long haul flight soon. Space can be very nice, especially when you have to sit still for 12 hours. If you don’t want to sit still, you can walk up and down the aisles, …

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What to choose?

Confused

Do you ever have the feeling that you cannot make a decision? Not because you don’t know what you want but because you have too many choices? There are sometimes just too many good things too choose from and I want them all!

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One Friend

Great Ocean Road

I want to have one friend and one friend only! I will make an exception for 2 friends or perhaps even 3 friends, because I do like people. There I really have to draw the line! It is not that I have turned anti social all of a sudden, no, far from it. Actually, it is …

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Boredom at work.

I always knew I liked to be busy. Doing useful things to stay busy or perhaps something useless. It is nice to know you have actually done something, to accomplish something, even when it is something insignificant. But I have never really been forced to be bored hours at a time…. There was always something …

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You Gotta Love Research

We all know that Google can find you 390 million (!) results when you search for “stuff”, including the “story of stuff“, which is rather interesting. Just in case you were wondering. Apple on the other hand makes some nice toys and they sell popular tunes online.  Oh and a phone that people seems to …

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The everyday quirks of the globetrotter

Globe Trotter

One of the problems one has when often has a a globetrotter, moving around and visiting different places are the people that you meet. Those people themselves are not a problem (most of the time at least), they are great fun and interesting people. I had and I am still having the best of times …

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