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Sun, Wind, &; Water

The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat

Häftad Engelska, 2016-10-01
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A successful ocean passage on a small to midsize sailing vessel means keeping things as simple as possible. Sun, Wind, & Water: The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat gives you the most detailed, up-to-date advice on how to prepare your boat for an ocean crossing while at the same time saving money and ensuring a smaller footprint on Mother Nature. Circumnavigator-author Bill Morris describes in detail the best options for reducing dependence on fossil fuels, minimizing battery usage, and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle on the water. He presents an array of electrical charging systems, power-saving electrical fixtures, and manual devices aimed at saving money on fuel, along with pointers on installation and maintenance. This practical guide covers: • The development of an energy-saving plan for your boat • Battery technology and hydrogen fuel cells • Charging batteries from sun, wind, and water power • Battery charge control systems • Effective refrigeration options for the tropics • Autopilots and windvane self-steering • Energy-saving systems on three successful blue water vessels • And much, much more Bill Morris, author of The Windvane Self-Steering Handbook and a frequent contributor to Ocean Navigator Magazine, currently cruises the Channel Islands of Southern California on the 1966 Cal 30 Saltaire as he prepares for his next offshore adventure.
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Circumnavigator-author Bill Morris, a native of Los Angeles, is well known for his outspoken commitment to alternative energy on offshore sailing craft. While circling the earth by way of the two canals, singlehanded two-thirds of the way, he relied on renewable energy, manual systems, and a minimum of electronics to keep his Cal 30 sloop Saltaire underway with little dependence on the diesel engine.


Foreword by John Neal
1. Main Power Plant
Gasoline Engines
Diesel Engines
Repowering with Diesel
Electric Propulsion
Hybrid Electric Power

2. Engine Alternators
How Generators and Alternators Work
Selecting an Alternator
External Controllers
Basic Troubleshooting

3. Gas & Diesel Generator Sets
Optimum Power
Dimensions and Layout
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Performance
Load Surge Protection
Sound Shield
Traditional Genset: Westerbeke
Belt Drive: Next Generation
Asynchronous: Fischer Panda
Fuel-Injected Gasoline: Kohler
Hybrid Genset: Mastervolt
Got Juice?

4. Alternative Fuels
Petroleum Distillates
Low-Sulfur Diesel
Home-Made Biodiesel
Complications of Biodiesel
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Gasoline-LPG Conversions

5. Cranking and House Batteries
Cranking, House, and Dual-Purpose Batteries
Battery Ratings
Flooded Batteries
Carbon Foam
Lithium Ion
Fuel Cells
Optimum Combinations
Installing Batteries
6. Solar Panels
Photovoltaic Energy
Rigid Solar Panels
Flexible Solar Panels
Non-Marine Panels
Electrical Installation
Mounting Techniques
7. Wind Generators
Design Features
Leading Models
Deck and Arch Mounting
Installation Kits
Other Considerations
8. Hydro Generators
Advantages of Water Power
Design and Construction
Towed Water Turbine
Wind-Water Conversions
Towline-Free Hydro Generators
Experimental Technology
9. Voltage Regulators and Controllers
Voltage Regulators
Smart Controllers
Switches, Isolators, and Solenoids
10. Monitoring Systems
Vessel Energy Plan
Analog and Digital Monitoring
Engine Monitoring
Battery Monitoring
Monitoring Charge Sources
Additional Monitoring Devices
11. Lighting, Navigation, and Communication
Navigation Lights
Cabin Lights
AC Appliances
12. Refrigeration 133
Assessing Refrigeration Needs
How Refrigeration Works
Refrigeration and Climate
Air-Cooled Systems
Water-Cooled Systems
Keel-Cooled Refrigeration
Cruiser Options
13. Windvane Self-Steering
Windvanes Versus Autopilots
Trim Tabs
Wind-Powered Auxiliary Rudder
Matching Windvane to Boat
Installation Tips
Emergency Rudder Capability
14. Autopilots
Operating Theory
Above-Deck Systems
Below-Deck Systems
Sailing With an Autopilot
15. Manual Windlasses
Overview of Manual Windlasses
The Simpson-Lawrence Legacy
New Manual Windlasses
16. Electric Windlasses
Overview of Features
Drawbacks of Electric Windlasses
Electric Windlass Advantages
17. Tools, Spare Parts, and Maintenance Supplies
Engine and Drive Train
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Hull and Deck
Rigging Materials
18. The Essence of Green Voyaging
Marine Sanitation Device
Gray Water
Garbage Overboard
Anchoring and Mooring
Sailing Versus Motoring
Going Ashore
Responsible Fishing
Establishing Personal Standards
19. Energy Efficiency: Three Cruising Yachts
Going the Distance
Contessa 32
Tayana 37
Hallberg-Rassy 46

Appendix 1: AWG Battery Cable Sizes
Appendix 2: AWG Wire Gaug...