Before I get into the technical bit, I have to report that we are back in lockdown after 100 days of virus freedom. My guess is that someone working in one of the isolation hotels caught the virus but was asymptomatic and didn’t realize they were spreading sickness everywhere. On the positive side, I see […]Read more "ESPcat Hot Air MPPT-7210A"
What the hell is a kWh anyway? Well, it is an amount of energy equal to 1,000 watts for one hour. Look at it another way. 10 kWh is 10,000 watts for 1 hour or the amount of energy required to drive a 10 kW electric outboard motor for 1 hour at full power. I […]Read more "ESPcat $100 per kWh by 2024"
Jacinda says we have now moved from Level 4 Lockdown to Level 3. I can now go visit the ESPcat (Electric Solar Powered Catamaran) for the first time in a month. Worry had begun to set in because I left an open packet of frozen squid bait in the freezer compartment of the fridge. Just […]Read more "ESPcat Easing Out of Lockdown"
Oh my God! I’m in coronavirus lockdown! Not allowed to visit the Electric Solar Powered Catamaran. Can only dream about her from afar. I can’t even see Borderline so I must rely on this image of her by David Barker.* So I’m amusing myself by reading a biography of physicist Erwin Schrodinger by John […]Read more "ESPcat Lockdown"
There is my friend John next to Borderline, self isolating on the mud in Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island. John and I spent the night there. We may have misjudged the tide a bit. It’s a mistake anyone could have made. These photos were taken before the world went mad. Too bad about the upcoming depression […]Read more "ESPcat Self Isolating"
Who has heard of perovskite? Who even knows how to pronounce it? Well I didn’t yet know of perovskite when I visited my friend John Minson at his solar powered, off-grid paradise on Waihiki Island. Here he is (left) with friends Tony and Katrine visiting Borderline. John’s home is powered entirely by the sun which […]Read more "ESPcat Perovskite"
Borderline had plenty of opportunity to attract attention at a recent outing at Oneroa Bay on Waihiki island. Everyone wanted to know her story and I did my best to oblige. Oneroa has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. What a great day! Over the years I have been involved […]Read more "ESPcat Electric Fuel Half the Cost of Gasoline"
2019 was dammed good but the world will remember 2020 as the year it all changed. I’m talking about changes in electric powered things versus fossil powered things. For 2020, vehicle manufacturers are featuring electric vehicles with an unbelievable, 1000 km range! That’s further than most fossil powered cars go! An electric car has 17 […]Read more "ESPcat 2020 The Year It All Changes"
Few women will go anywhere where there isn’t a flush toilet. But that’s not all I have learned about life aboard the ESPcat (Electric Solar Powered Catamaran). Women don’t like taking a crap in their solar powered toilet, if they can’t lock the bathroom door. I am sharing this important information with you Blog Buddies […]Read more "ESPcat Important Things"
In 1953 the Korean War ended with an armistice agreement. The last of the war veterans returned home and I was just a youngster in primary school. Three of the vets who had been radio operators during the war, decided to get their Amateur Radio licenses. Remember that back in those days, radio was on […]Read more "ESPcat Marine Radio"