Solar Boat Promotes Path To Cleaner Fuel

Solar Boat Promotes Path To Cleaner Fuel

There are 4 comments on the TheBostonChannel.com story from Oct 3, 2011, titled Solar Boat Promotes Path To Cleaner Fuel. In it, TheBostonChannel.com reports that:

PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar powered boat, recently stopped off in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor as part of its 18-month journey around the world.

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YouHelpFixIt

Nottingham, MD

#1 Oct 4, 2011
18th month journey arround the world?

Bruno Peyron did it in just 50 days with a wind powered ship.
NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#2 Oct 4, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
18th month journey arround the world?
Bruno Peyron did it in just 50 days with a wind powered ship.
You don't build a 100 foot long, 50 foot wide yacht to beat speed records. It was built for COMFORT, not for speed. It can accomodate up to fifty people and he probably parties for days at each stop.

Nor did he CLAIM to be trying to race it. It isn't even powered for a race, as it claims a cruising speed of eight knots, top speed of fifteen knots with 5 days of battery reserve at lower power (6 knots?).

To race, you would upsize the motors by about four times and plot the race to take you away from weather systems or use more and lighter batteries (lithium polymer for a guess).

Again, Fix it has a post about nothing but his own delusional state.
YouHelpFixIt

Nottingham, MD

#3 Oct 4, 2011
NobodyYouKnow wrote:
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You don't build a 100 foot long, 50 foot wide yacht to beat speed records. It was built for COMFORT, not for speed. It can accomodate up to fifty people and he probably parties for days at each stop.
Nor did he CLAIM to be trying to race it. It isn't even powered for a race, as it claims a cruising speed of eight knots, top speed of fifteen knots with 5 days of battery reserve at lower power (6 knots?).
To race, you would upsize the motors by about four times and plot the race to take you away from weather systems or use more and lighter batteries (lithium polymer for a guess).
Again, Fix it has a post about nothing but his own delusional state.
So if speed is not important than what was the point of the thing anyway. It's no more luxurious than a normal yacht, but its slower. Its also slower than a normal freighter or even a sailboat, and more expensive than both combined.

It's just more pointless green eye candy for people with more money than sense.
Poster From The id

United States

#4 Oct 4, 2011
YouHelpFixIt wrote:
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So if speed is not important than what was the point of the thing anyway. It's no more luxurious than a normal yacht, but its slower. Its also slower than a normal freighter or even a sailboat, and more expensive than both combined.
It's just more pointless green eye candy for people with more money than sense.
Typical dummy.

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