ESPcat Hot Air MPPT-7210A

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 […]

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ESPcat Easing Out of Lockdown

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 […]

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ESPcat 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 […]

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ESPcat Self Isolating

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 […]

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ESPcat Perovskite

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 […]

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ESPcat 2020 The Year It All Changes

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 […]

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ESPcat Important Things

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 […]

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ESPcat Marine Radio

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 […]

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