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January 2015: Introducing the Hydromax 150 Fuel Cell Battery Charger
Fuel cells have been around for a long time, although only recently marketed specially for marine use. They are small electrochemical devices that directly convert the chemical energy of a continuous reaction into electrical energy – safely, quietly, and without excessive generation of heat.
The HYDROMAX 150 is an excellent complement to other methods of green power generation on a cruising boat. It is a quiet and reliable way to produce 12V power, anytime and anywhere.
The HYDROMAX 150 is unique because:
- It uses no flammable fuel (no methanol)
- The mixing of two very safe components – a salt and an acid (malic acid, which is found in fruit and used as a food additive) – provides the chemical reaction
- These fuels are shipped and stored in dried powder form
- Can produce over 300 Amps in a 24 Hour period
Hydrovane Intentional Marine Inc. (manufacturer of the Hydrovane self steering windvane) is now the sole North American distributor for the HYDROMAX 150. Learn more here.
November 2013: Achieving a dream… Sailing into Sydney Harbour
In December 2011, Sarah and Will Curry purchased their first boat in Mexico: a Beneteau First 405 ‘Hydroquest’. They covered 12,000 nautical in two years: within Mexico, the ‘Pacific Puddle Jump’, and through many idyllic South Pacific island groups. In November 2013 they sailed into Sydney Harbour, Australia, which had been a dream for many years.
Read about their adventures on Sarah’s blog: http://svhydroquest.com/
2013, 2014, and 2015: Seminar ‘Mexico to Australia: A Two Year Plan’
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August 2012: Windvane Renaissance
“…the windvane will make a comeback as a new generation of eco-aware sailors begin to reassess the value of simplicity and a brilliant piece of kit that needs no power.” quote from David Glenn, Editor of Yachting World – August 2012.