Thoosa / eCycle Diesel Electric Hybrid Catamaran

Discussion in 'Hybrid' started by Todd Shuster, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Todd Shuster
    Joined: Jun 2006
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    Location: Bellingham, WA

    Todd Shuster New Member

    Greetings,

    I'm a new contributer to the forum and would like to point folks who are interested to my completed hybrid diesel-electric catamaran.

    My sailing catamaran is a commercial vessel based in Bellingham, WA. I do day trips, overnight trips and extended research & educational expeditions with her.

    I have been an active member of the Yahoo Electric Boats group if anyone is interested in reading about my decision making and installation process.

    An article and photos are available at:

    http://beamreach.squarespace.com/blog/

    The generator is now installed and operational but I am still waiting on the buck-boost regulator which will improve its performance as a battery booster/charger and decrease overall fuel consumption. Sea trials have been progressing for about 1 week and there will be a 9 hour shake-down cruise on Sunday.

    More detailed performance data should be available soon.

    Captain Todd Shuster

    Gato Verde Adventure Sailing
    Not your average sailing charter....

    www.gatoverde.com
    360-220-3215
     
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