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Righto team. I was going to tac this topic onto a recent post about electric outboards but for the life of me I cant find that thread now.

Thought I would share this because despite how deep the sand is where you live at some point your collective head will need to come up for air and alternatives will have to be found to petrol outboards. I can hear the blood pressure in you Texans rising as I type. Chill, have a beer fellas.

I saw this on the news tonight (in New Zealand) BOAT REVIEW ZeroJet OC350

It's early days but rest assured some clever kiwi's are working on an alternative. I am just going to come out and say it "before my life's end, Hal Chittum will put something like this into one of his skiffs".

Laugh all you want, he has already travelled to God's own land to talk carbon and resins with the world industry leaders. I am going to get more mileage from that yet.

Anyway, the way the water temp is rising in my fishery, I'll have your tarpon here within 10 years.

It's just a topic for thought. You can go back to your lives now.
 

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The general public is being hoodwinked with this sort of carbon reduction tact. Utility power distribution systems will need billions $ nationwide investment to handle amperage requirements to recharge this rudimentary, environmental disastrous and expensive technology. Current neighborhood transformers simply cannot handle the load recharging in an acceptable (let’s say a few hours) time. The public is not being told anything about how much the transmission infrastructure spending will increase their monthly bills nor do many understand the disposal issues with battery components or the astronomical cost of replacement that can exceed the original cost of a vehicle or in this case motor taking inflation into account. Also, the rare earth elements used are largely held by countries that are not our friends and their mining is disastrous to the Earth. This pipe dream just trades one set of problems for another and compounds it by taking yet more control from individuals. Hydrogen will be the long term innovation area, along with expanding nuclear and reprocessing of what is now disposed fuel after a once through fuel cycle. The once through nuclear fuel cycle we practice wastes 70% of available energy in a nuclear fuel core.

(Continuous power & gas utility career since 1985 backing up my statements).
 

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Cheap bourbon? Joking
But competition is good and there are fisheries where it will work.
Will it work? Sure it will! But not without oil and that’s not going to change.
 

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So with batteries (standard not extended) roughly 260 lbs for a 20 HP. They will have to work on that, maybe a prop version would be lighter, I don't know because I know nothing about "jets". Given the instant torque of electric motors, they may be great for hole shot.
 

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The general public is being hoodwinked with this sort of carbon reduction tact. Utility power distribution systems will need billions $ nationwide investment to handle amperage requirements to recharge this rudimentary, environmental disastrous and expensive technology. Current neighborhood transformers simply cannot handle the load recharging in an acceptable (let’s say a few hours) time. The public is not being told anything about how much the transmission infrastructure spending will increase their monthly bills nor do many understand the disposal issues with battery components or the astronomical cost of replacement that can exceed the original cost of a vehicle or in this case motor taking inflation into account. Also, the rare earth elements used are largely held by countries that are not our friends and their mining is disastrous to the Earth. This pipe dream just trades one set of problems for another and compounds it by taking yet more control from individuals. Hydrogen will be the long term innovation area, along with expanding nuclear and reprocessing of what is now disposed fuel after a once through fuel cycle. The once through nuclear fuel cycle we practice wastes 70% of available energy in a nuclear fuel core.

(Continuous power & gas utility career since 1985 backing up my statements).
1000% concur
 

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Righto team. I was going to tac this topic onto a recent post about electric outboards but for the life of me I cant find that thread now.

Thought I would share this because despite how deep the sand is where you live at some point your collective head will need to come up for air and alternatives will have to be found to petrol outboards. I can hear the blood pressure in you Texans rising as I type. Chill, have a beer fellas.

I saw this on the news tonight (in New Zealand) BOAT REVIEW ZeroJet OC350

It's early days but rest assured some clever kiwi's are working on an alternative. I am just going to come out and say it "before my life's end, Hal Chittum will put something like this into one of his skiffs".

Laugh all you want, he has already travelled to God's own land to talk carbon and resins with the world industry leaders. I am going to get more mileage from that yet.

Anyway, the way the water temp is rising in my fishery, I'll have your tarpon here within 10 years.

It's just a topic for thought. You can go back to your lives now.
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They will be just limited to California....LOL. California where in a few years you can't purchase a vehicle that uses gas but you can't charge your car during certain times because the grid can't handle the power demands.

Really, I hope that someday we get there but the technology just isn't there yet.
 

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Really, I hope that someday we get there but the technology just isn't there yet.
This is where I'm at. I have no problem with electric cars, boats or whatever, but the technology has got to be good enough to allow for a seamless replacement. I'm not jumping in until upfront cost and lifetime cost of ownership is competitive with gas engines, range is competitive (the big one for me). Right now, pulling my boat, and driving by myself I can reasonably drive 800 miles in a day (about 12 hours) including fuel stops and piss stops. I did it a few times last summer. Electric needs to be able to compete with that including recharging stops. I also of course need performance, towing etc to be as good as gas. The power grid is going to have to improve to accommodate demand, and for it to be meaningful in terms of emissions reduction it's going to have to be "clean" power. They are going to have to suck it up and build more nuclear plants, it's the only way they can meet the increasing level of demand without burning fossil fuels.
 

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This is where I'm at. I have no problem with electric cars, boats or whatever, but the technology has got to be good enough to allow for a seamless replacement. I'm not jumping in until upfront cost and lifetime cost of ownership is competitive with gas engines, range is competitive (the big one for me). Right now, pulling my boat, and driving by myself I can reasonably drive 800 miles in a day (about 12 hours) including fuel stops and piss stops. I did it a few times last summer. Electric needs to be able to compete with that including recharging stops. I also of course need performance, towing etc to be as good as gas. The power grid is going to have to improve to accommodate demand, and for it to be meaningful in terms of emissions reduction it's going to have to be "clean" power. They are going to have to suck it up and build more nuclear plants, it's the only way they can meet the increasing level of demand without burning fossil fuels.
It will not get there in any of our lifetimes but the wokesters will sure shove it down our throats any chance they get. What may happen is our insane governnent will likey push us into “going green” just to stifle everything we enjoy and further control us. It’s pretty damn obvious.
 

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I’ve got it figured out , this is how they are going to stop sea level rise with electric vehicles. So when they strip mine the earth to get the minerals to build the batteries, they will channel the sea water into the giant holes they’ve created. Inevitably destroying the exact thing they tried to save.
 

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It will not get there in any of our lifetimes but the wokesters will sure shove it down our throats any chance they get. What may happen is our insane governnent will likey push us into “going green” just to stifle everything we enjoy and further control us. It’s pretty damn obvious.
With who they have in office for one particular party, you are spot on!
 
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