RE: [AtkinBoats] Re:Woodenboat design challange
- It's not so much a technology breakthrough that is required as a price
Lithium-Ion batteries are already pretty good and there are many more exotic
combinations coming along (Silver/Air etc), but until they can be made for
the price of the old lead acid accumulator, they are not viable.
Same with solar cells for that matter, although they are really inefficient
you could live with that, if they weren't so expensive !
From: AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Clifford Benshoof
Sent: Monday, 10 November 2008 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AtkinBoats] Re:Woodenboat design challange
That long awaited electrical breakthrough we're all waiting for, in my
opion, is in battery technology. Barring that, a really small nuclear power
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Orr" <jas_orr@yahoo. <mailto:jas_orr%40yahoo.com> com>
To: <AtkinBoats@yahoogro <mailto:AtkinBoats%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:27 PM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re:Woodenboat design challange
> That long diesel powered boat rings a bell, it might have been
> William Garden's Tlingit.
> Jamie Orr
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogro <mailto:AtkinBoats%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com,
"JJ Johnson" <jjoftheusa@...>
>> > There was an electric launch in a recent wooden boat mag. It's
> good to
>> > see someone is thinking. I also recall an article in wooden boat
>> > long time back where someone took a long displacement hull with a
>> > small diesel and was using less than half a gallon per hour at 10
>> > ...............................Tom C
>> I have been watching the advances in electric boats for several
>> just waiting for the quantum leep everyone keeps promissing. But
> all I
>> see are the first steps of an infant. For my lifestyle this just is
>> enough, wish it were.
>> The Wooden Boat Article you mention about the long displacement
>> with the small diesel that does 10 knots on 1/2 galon per hour
>> definitely got my interest. Do You recall when it was published?
>> JJ in TX
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