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what's everybody using, bikes, scooters ?, gas, electric ?
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what's everybody using, bikes, scooters ?, gas, electric ?
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Legs with shoes or sandals attached for best traction, energy efficient, self provided and (for most people) very effective when used for ground transport.

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Why are you asking... this is a sailing site...not a ground transport site. Or did the name of the site, SAILNET confuse you?

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Although the OP perhaps could have been more specific, it's safe to assume that the question (or survey) is related to what mode of transportation cruising sailors use to get around on, when visiting distant ports.

We actually considered buying a pair of folding bikes and those compact gas scooters - but then concluded that they would be a real hassle to carry ashore on our dinghy. Walking works well for us - with a public transportation option used for very distant destinations when visiting other ports when cruising.

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maybe SD doesn't mind walking for miles and miles after disembarking..
but for the other 99.99% of us, it's nice to have our own transport. I went to the Miami boat shows and saw several options, and I am wanting to know
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Which of those boat show options were YOU most attracted to?

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Based on one of his other posts, located HERE, I'm not so sure that your reasoning on why they're asking the question is accurate. They seem to have some relationship with the makers of a LiFePO4 battery technology.

Also, FalconEV is posting an e-mail address that ends in NYMS.NET, which is an e-mail anonymizer service... leading me to question his motives.

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Most of the Caribbean ports I've found that what isn't in walking distance is a cheap cab-ride away. I've read numerous stories about how those folding bikes and other means of transportation rust away in the bilge and never see much use.

p.s. SailingDog - I use an anonymous mail address as well, so I don't use that as a criteria. And even if the op were associated with a battery producer it is valid for the cruisers here to give input that battery-assisted bikes with this lightweight battery technology are probably not going to be a huge market for the boaters.


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I don't mind a guy talking about a product...but I do mind if he's got a vested interest in seeing a product succeed and doesn't say so up front... that's not kosher in my book. I use a GMAIL.com address, which is not the same thing as using an email anonymizer service.

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I use the nyms email to avoid spammers
A guy asked about Lithium batts so i responded.
I am one of only 2 people in the entire USA who has them, for individuals !
I really need an electric boaters forum.
or a yacht forum
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