Category: News

Hoe houd jij je hoofd cool in de komende hittegolf

Wordt het weer zo warm? Hoe houd jij je hoofd cool in de komende hittegolf? Het klimaat verandert, en Nederland wordt na het weekend overspoelt door een enorme hittegolf. Temperaturen die dagen achtereen boven de 30 graden uit zullen komen. 35 graden als maximum, of zal dit uiteindelijk zelfs nog hoger uitkomen? Hier zijn wij in …

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Printing a boat

We have thought about this and talked about it for quite some time. There have been some small examples where. This is one of the first, probably the first, that looks very serious! Imagine the implication. You can plan where you want your electrical engine, or perhaps mulitple, how to store the batteries including a …

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Combi Wind and Solar power (video)


Reading Getting Things Done, I realised I have been using an important tool for a long time. Both to collect information, as well as to write down thoughts and concepts. I am talking about Evernote.

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Build a boat in seconds

Ever wanted to build a boat, but did’t have the time? You are not alone. Building a boat is a long process which you don’t want to rush (too much).

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Getting Things Done, with OmniFocus

Lately I try to get things done. Really! With the help of David Allen’s Gettings Things Done strategy, I now use OmniFocus to, well, get things done. For a start, I was really skeptical myself as well. But it works. Especially, or perhaps only, if you go all in.

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Ocean Cleanup

Two words: keep dreaming! Or in this case, dream big, and follow your dreams. That is that the Ocean Cleanup initiative, by a young Dutch student from Delft is all about. Bryan Slate is only 20 years old and already working a couple years on this huge project to cleanup all the oceans. The project …

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Managing 12 volts

Quite a while ago I wrote about a useful book for any boat or caravan owner looking to install, or improve, an electrical system. Even with modern technology, you still have to know what you are doing when installing an electrical system that suits your needs.

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Sailing is not only about power, but as well as doing the right thing. In the Netherlands, there is a volunteer rescue organisation for the Dutch lakes, rivers and coastal area. Each year they are called into action about 1500 times. Considering they work on a 100% voluntary basis and receive no government funding, this …

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Renewable Energy World

Here at Green Boating we do our best to provide as many resources for anything green and sustainable. Starting today, we will show you interesting apps. These can be apps for saving energy, sailing, or perhaps just a news app focused at boating and renewable energy. The world we live in, is one of apps …

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Renaissance of the Modern J-Class

Sailing has been traditionally the greenest of all forms of transportation on the water. Unfortunately, diesel or gas powered boats can travel faster and are less dependent on the influence of the weather. But there is a new trend, one that looks back at the old J-Class yachts from about 100 years ago. Impressive sailing …

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How do solar panels work

So how do solar panels work? The Guardian has a series of articles explaining different issues. This one is explaining how solar panels capture the energy of the sun, and generate electricity we can use to make a cup of coffee. Or charge your electrical car. Or, well, you get the point!

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Green Boating on YouTube

Follow the Green Boating blog on YouTube for cool and interesting videos. We are adding various videos which are relevant to the site. So go follow Green Boating on YouTube!

BioLite Nano Grid

The BioLite Nano Grid is another very smart invention from the BioLite company. It is a combination of power sharing, flashlight and general light and a charging station.

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Kormaran Flying Foldable Boat

Every now and then, we find something for you that makes us say WOW. Well, this foldable flying boat is definitely a prototype we would love to see in real life. The various options are actually really smart to get the most out of the relatively small space you have on a boat. Sun bathing, …

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Going electric from an unexpected source: Harley Electric

Harley electric as in, Harley’s going electric, no joke! I had to read it twice before I believed it. The brand that is so well known for its loud motorbike’s you seriously can’t miss, is doing road tests with an electrical bike. This doesn’t mean that I am a fan of large and loud motorbikes …

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PlanetSolar – The largest solar powered boat on the planet


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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