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« on: February 01, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »

green cargo vessel with biggest autonomous propulsion system currently built in Costa Ricca .... la pura vida 🤩


http://www.sailcargo.org/#intro

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 09:42:03 AM »

What a wonderful idea billi.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 12:57:32 PM »

Cargo capacity 350m3 and break-bulk too - about the same as ten TEU containers (five of the most common ones), and two round trip voyages a year. There's a market for it for small, high value goods (cocoa beans, wine, etc.) which can be sold at a big mark-up if delivered under sail. It isn't going to make a big difference to the global trading system though...

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/sailing-ships-back-in-vogue-as-a-green-alternative-to-conventional-shipping-a6858411.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 01:25:26 PM »

good find that article , pdf27  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 03:00:37 PM »

good find that article , pdf27  Smiley
Read about it a while back. One company is even managing to combine it with sailing holidays, which should help a lot with the economics - see https://classic-sailing.co.uk/schedules/grayhound
(BTW my sister has gone sailing with them on other boats a number of times and thinks they're awesome)
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 02:32:38 PM »


There's also the http://sailcargoalliance.org/ One of the vessels is the 'Sb Raybel' a 100 year old Thames sailing barge with 150t cargo capacity, they've set up as a CIC, it seems to me a great idea to keep 'heritage' assets like these doing trade using wind power. Although I do have mixed emotions about diesel as I love the raw screaming power of our 1950's two stroke (yes two stroke) Detroit diesel engine, but when we crossed the channel burning 40l/h leaving a trail of black smoke behind us, it's obvious boat propulsion systems have to change, ultimately would love to go electric one day, but probably with a different smaller vessel.

Someone posted the Extreme E pitstop vessel RMS St Helena the other day promoting the new electric car green race initiative... There's not a single photo of it under way without a cloud of black smoke from the funnel!



Us leaving a haze behind us (gunning it across the channel in a flat bottomed barge)



Sorry planet surrender


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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 08:15:16 PM »

About the right size and location to transport cocaine!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 03:25:56 PM »

No need to get all sniffy about it Wink

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