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post #26 of Old 10-22-2006
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If this is to be the future of sailing (btw it makes no sense for non sailing vessels because it's too inefficient) there must be a way to generate power other than using the generator. The motion of the boat through the water to generate electric power is absolutely critical, but as mentioned pevious posts there is no such thing as a free lunch (except wind) The premise one has to make before purchasing one of these systems is that one will be doing alot more sailing than motoring and be willing to put up with the loss in speed due to drag. I really want a small nuclear generator...that is the future
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