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

One thought on “cruising on a hybrid-electric boat

  • August 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm
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    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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