Marine Energy Part 3 – Advantages Of Hybrid
In this article, I shall look at the configurations of hybrid propulsion systems – their advantages and disadvantages and why I believe hybrid is the way to go for boats. What Advantages A hybrid system is quite likely to be more expensive than a simple diesel system since you have an electric motor and batteries […]
Marine Energy Part 2– Is Hybrid Worth It?
Go Electric The best way of propelling any vehicle, on land or water, is using electricity. Electric motors are very efficient wasting very little energy as heat and they produce no emissions. In addition, an electric motor uses no energy while the vehicle is stationary whereas an internal combustion engine uses fuel just ticking over. […]
Marine Energy Part 1 – Hybrid Dreams
How Many Horses? My partner and I are the proud owners of a narrow-boat, Bonny Mary, pictured above. Narrow-boats only go slowly which gives you lots of thinking time and I started to wonder why I was standing on top of a 38 horse power engine when for most of their history canal boats were […]
Marine Matters – Introduction
Bonny Mary My partner and I are the proud owners of a narrow-boat, “Bonny Mary”. She’s pictured here on the Rochdale Canal a little while ago – before we got her name on the side. We are her second owners and her original owner had bought her as a sail-away (just the hull and the […]