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post #26 of Old 02-07-2014
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Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
Sails are alternative energy.
That's why I sail instead of using a motor.
The Zen 24 from japan is kind of an interesting boat. I have only seen one review and some magazine advertisement. I am not sure a (Zen 34 or 44 would work, Hybrid cars and pure electric are on the horizon. Sailors are innovative despite clinging on to the old ways of moving with just the wind. Japan does not have a lot of resources compared with the other places in the world and this may drive the innovation of alternatives.
Who will be the, and what will be the innovation of the future? Who will be left behind ? It is ok if it is a choice to enjoy an old boat, or a classic corvette, A choice to be left behind in the (race to space) because we are complacent and just continue using an internal combustion engine with out a thought to an alternative would be sad.
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