ESPcat Feng sui

I’m worried sick about the Feng sui of the ESPcat.  Ok, I lied.  I have absolutely no idea what Feng sui means so how can I worry about it. I am worried about something however.  The problem is that the cabin on ESPcat is a bit slab sided and Paul says it should have a slope to it.  I don’t know; what do you think?

slope

Having that bit of slope (right picture above) complicates things a bit but then on the other hand, it gives a bit more room for the bunks.  Paul would be happy.  Perhaps it’s not that big a deal.  Maybe I should take up gardening.  Maybe I should ask Dr. Jill; she knows all about that sort of thing.

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4 thoughts on “ESPcat Feng sui

  1. Too late! I am now angst ridden. I probably will add a bit of slope just to stop you whining. Right now I am waiting for an estimate from the welder guys to fabricate the metal bits of the cabin frame complete with slope.

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  2. The side view looks cool!! The slab sides will probably be insignificant when you can see all the surfaces of the craft. Drawings can be deceiving. Angst be gone!

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  3. OK. All angst is gone. I am floating in a sea of calm or is it clam. Anyway I’m floating in it Jon. I just tried to make a phone call on my calculator! Maybe I’m not all that calm after all.

    I haven’t forgotten about your requirement for a self charging electric motor for your dinghy. You might want to consider charging from a solar panel rather than charging by windmilling the dinghy’s electric motor. Less drag and almost certainly less cost. I will look into it a bit more.

    I wasn’t able to find any electric outboard that would also act as a generator. You might want to look at the HamiltonFerris towed generator. I read one report that said it worked well as a towed generator but not so well using its windmill option. http://www.hamiltonferris.com/categories/Water_Power/16

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