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Old 05-30-2010, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hypermiling boats (electric conversions?)

Has anyone done any work in an electric boat? It would be savign gas and pollution and would make a fun project

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Old 06-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Darin has been messing around with replacing the motor on his sail boat. Thats the only conversion I know of.
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hydrofoils can help reduce the wetted and frontal area in the water. Course a canoe and a trolling motor are pretty affordable and easy to hybrid (paddle)
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I've enjoyed some time on a very high tech boat with a trolling motor auxilliary, and on both a regular canoe and a compact boat using trolling motors for main propulsion.
For efficient hull shapes, you just have to look back in history to the era of weak engines or oars.
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There are solar/electric boats doing tours on Switzerland's Lake Geneva. This one runs out of Lausanne: Aquarel, ride on a solar boat - Official site of the City of Lausanne I believe there're also some running out of Evian les Bains, on the French side of the lake, though I haven't seen them myself.
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There are a bunch of DIY electric boat motors on the EV Album.

Try: boat site:evalbum.com - Google Search
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And of course non-nuclear submarines run on electricity when submerged.

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