ESPcat Headstrong Lady

Borderline looks quite peaceful sitting there at the end of the dock but it was a bit of a performance getting her there.  It turns out that like many a good woman, she is quite headstrong.  When designing the cabin shape, I was careful to make her streamlined when going into the wind.  This is […]

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ESPcat Mooring

One of the things that has kept me from going out on Borderline is the difficulty of picking up the mooring on my own.  Borderline is so wide (6.4 meters) that she is difficult to maneuver if she gets sideways to the tidal current.  I have learned from bitter experience that you can’t manhandle a […]

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ESPcat Oil Powered Cars Soon Obsolete (electric solar powered catamaran)

Over lunch with my friend Noel recently we discussed the takeover of diesel and petrol powered cars by electric vehicles. Noel was certain that internal combustion engine cars would be around for another 50 years. I’m pretty sure he is wrong. Stanford University economist Tony Seba predicted in a 2017 report that liquid fueled cars […]

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ESPcat Carburetors & Curtains

The Electric Solar Powered Catamaran now has curtains, bed covers and pillow cases.  Didn’t Gallagher do well? Surely that means Borderline is ready to sail doesn’t it?  It is amazing how many things there are to complete before a boat can actually sail. I installed a camping shower with nautically themed curtain.  The camping shower […]

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ESPcat After The Party

So the party is over and the new year has begun.  Time to contemplate new challenges and correct old mistakes.  Some like to make New Year’s resolutions but I’m not so sure they have any value.  Take resolutions to get fit for example.  If you are unfit it means that there are problems with your […]

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