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post #7 of Old 10-20-2006
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Cruisingdad, I think hybrids are the way of the future. It's just a matter of when. Sailing is probably one of the best areas to use the technology because you can use the motion of the boat to generate power to top up the batteries. I went aboard the Lagoon 42 at the Annapolis boat show (BTW there were some aspects of the Lagoon I thought were rather chincy, I was not impressed withthe overall quality) and asked about the hybrid system. It seems to be very good and well suited to a cruising sailboat.
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