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Old 10-23-2020, 05:15 AM
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Makes sense to me. I always need a reason to get out of the house it makes me happy. In these times of COVID and election blues this economy is frustrating to say the least.
When the dust settles at the end of the downward trend there will be more opportunities to pick from. Down deep you already have a clue. cheers
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Jump on early-retirement.org.

Some good people and a lot of info there.
Old 10-23-2020, 07:34 AM
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I love capitalism

good work man
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Another suggestion: Buy a trawler and cruise the east coast. There are enough ports and bays and estuaries to keep you going for the rest of your life. And the people you meet cruising are almost all great fulks.

Get a trawler with a 70 degree compass though. That's one that always points to the the location where the average temperature is 70 degrees.
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marine grade electric outboard motors , and safe marine batteries, sized for 8 hour trips.........Tesla is not the end all, Batteries! hard tops that are solar for charging. seems obvious enough. Out on the ocean in the sun, all the reflection should help. salt water conducts electricity, run water through a system to generate electricity to recharge the battery...
Old 10-23-2020, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 1NO REGRETS View Post
marine grade electric outboard motors , and safe marine batteries, sized for 8 hour trips.........Tesla is not the end all, Batteries! hard tops that are solar for charging. seems obvious enough. Out on the ocean in the sun, all the reflection should help. salt water conducts electricity, run water through a system to generate electricity to recharge the battery...
Sounds like you've already got it figured out. I'm not the least bit techy or sciency or whatever the word is. If I was an engineer, maybe. Nah who am I kidding I love big V8s and the smell of gas. Electric is for hippies.
Old 10-23-2020, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 1NO REGRETS View Post
marine grade electric outboard motors , and safe marine batteries, sized for 8 hour trips.........Tesla is not the end all, Batteries! hard tops that are solar for charging. seems obvious enough. Out on the ocean in the sun, all the reflection should help. salt water conducts electricity, run water through a system to generate electricity to recharge the battery...
I don't think I'd believe it even if someone claimed to have done it. 8 hour run time battery bank? Impossible unless the speed is 1 or 2 knots and then be able to recharge all those batteries from solar the same day? Impossible. Let's see, you leave the slip at 6:00 am with a full charge. You get back at 2 pm with fully drained batteries. In the winter you'll have a couple of hours of sunlight left. In the middle of summer you might have 6 hours of sunlight and that sunlight will be diminishing every hour. No way you could recharge those batteries so you can use the boat the next day. Hard tops aren't large enough to be carry solar panels that would keep up the demand used by the engines. Now, you suggest recharging the batteries from the saltwater? Even more preposterous.

Prove me wrong and you'll be the next billionaire.

Old 10-24-2020, 05:22 AM
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You have quite a few years of experience. Always hire out as a consultant. Know a few people who take 3-5; month business development projects.
Old 10-24-2020, 06:45 AM
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Find a fun industry you already enjoy and make something different others will want. I got into hot sauce that way. I love to garden, I love to fish, I love to cook. One year after more produce was grown than I could give away, I started making a bunch of hot sauce variations. People loved it and here I am. I never intended to make a hot sauce business, it just happened naturally on its own.

You sound like a person that your next great venture won't come from this thread but rather see a need and fill a need.

Enjoy your time off and the next great idea will happen as you relax 😉
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Default charging option for electric motors.

Can salt water charge a battery?
When salt water flows over the electrodes, they capture the ions, producing a charged battery. When the salt water is replaced by freshwater, the cycle can be reversed, but in order to do so, electrons have to flow between the two electrodes, creating a usable current.Apr 20, 2011
I see a high speed pickup like for a live well flowing salt water through an electrode system, helping the solar hard top to charge the batteries. If a battery was the size of a gas tank, but made of lighter materials, it seems feasible.
https://www.industrytap.com/could-ra...e-answer/48546

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