cruising on a hybrid-electric boat

enjoying the waterway
on the intra-coastal

An afternoon-evening cruise on the Glory B

Nothing special, we just enjoyed a short trip out on the electric catamaran-sailboat. The Glory B

I took some photos of the new solar panels and the boat’s night lights earlier.

1st of only 3 solar panels

1st of only 3 solar panels

the other 2 solar panels

the other 2 solar panels




The 3 solar panels are connected to the batteries providing auxiliary power to everything but the propellers. Under sail, the propellers charge their own batteries which are basically only used to run the propellers when navigating in and out of the harbour-waterway.
Paul discovered, during our short cruise, the solar panels were providing electricity as fast or faster than the boat was using it – even as late as 6 or 7 pm.

 

inside the Glory B

inside the Glory B

evening

evening on the water

evening

evening

lights at night

the evening lights


 

Our first cruise with the new solar panels

Pat n Paul

Pat and Paul Renneisen, owners

Ging Smith

Ging Smith

Paul, the Captain

Paul, the Captain

Pat at the helm

Pat at the helm

Ging V. Smith

Ging V. Smith

Ging

Ging

Paul

Paul

Paul

Paul

draw-bridge

approaching a draw-bridge

the intracoastal

down the intracoastal

marina at Sunrise Blvd.

marina at Sunrise Blvd.

Sunrise marina

Sunrise marina

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery

happy hour at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery

cruising up the intra-coastal

cruising up the intra-coastal

up the intra-coastal

speeding up the intra-coastal

off the intra-coastal

a canal, boats and homes off the intra-coastal

Fort Lauderdale

moon over Fort Lauderdale

Greg and Ging Smith

Greg and Ging Smith, photo by Pat

Paul and Pat

Paul and Pat

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One Comment

  1. Greg and Ging,

    Tremendous photographs. South Florida looks definitely like Paradise. Time to set a new course into the Atlantic over several months. Any thoughts?

    From the Fiber Optic Boreal.org world where Cable T.V. is absent and destined to NEVER BE SEEN AGAIN. It is all about the “stream”. Downloads rule. Here’s to the blogs! Yours is certainly at the top of the list. Congratulations.

    Paul Renneisen

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