25 Nov '12, 9pm

Diesel-electric boat, my EV progression continues.

Diesel-electric boat, my EV progression continues.

I haven't been too active on the forum, but that doesn't mean I'm not still into EVs. I just got an email from the forum stating I've lost status here and my points have dropped to 19. OK then, here is the "Reader's Digest" version of my EV activity from 2006 to present. First, I saw the EV light while working as an Unlimited Tonnage Deck Officer on dynamically position drill rigs. This is a hybrid, (7) diesel gen sets producing 32 MW and (6) 5,000 hp electric thrusters. If currents and winds are high enough, I can burn 1000 gallons of diesel per hour just holding position. Yours truly Having left the oil industry with a sour taste as to how they do business, I got involved in EVs, my first stab at it..... nephew and dad in picture. Then a range extending trailer to compete in Arizona against the gasser minibikes on a 50 mile run. Then I bought 5 of these from China and ke...

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