Moonwave systems on Gunboat

Discussion in 'Hybrid' started by eiasu, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. eiasu
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    eiasu Junior Member

    Hi,
    I'm new with the hybrid propulsion,
    just with the wish to get rid as much as possible
    of noise and smoke.
    I was very impressed reading this:

    Gunboat moonwave

    Is that technology ripe enough to offer reliability and low maintenance
    or it is just an optimistic publicity claim?

    Thank you
    eiasu
     
  2. kerosene
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    kerosene Senior Member

    reed one of the many threads in this section. E+power is very expensive and really makes sense only in very few specialty applications.

    Seriously read more here as often E-hype is escorted by fallacious sales pitches. 2 good links to look for are european study about hybrid electric in small boats and an article on professional boat builder.
     
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  4. eiasu
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    eiasu Junior Member

    Thank you, i will look into it,
    I did not read any other post about the subject, just find the
    claim of the hype quite optimistic! ;)
    ciao
    eiasu
     
  5. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    If the boat can sail fast it makes sense.
    Moonwave can run both AC units all night in silence then 2 hours sailing the next day has recharged all that
     

  6. Skyak
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    Skyak Senior Member

    When I saw the Gunboat use I was excited to see the result. Thanks for the article.

    With all due respect for the detractors, there is such a thing I would call the 'cost no object' market. It doesn't matter that you can do more with less money with conventional tech. This shiny new product has impressive performance and desirable attributes. It is a very desirable luxury purchase. In my estimation the magic of Tesla was the realization that there are people spending six figures on cars that want and electric car.

    My question to the thread is what does the Tesla giga-factory for batteries do to this product? Is it possible that some luxury ports go electric only?
     
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