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March 12, 2019

Read the article from Boating NZ magazine about Kevin and Clippers journey from diesel to electric motor power.


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February 9, 2019

I love frugal living. I have been like this for as long as I can remember, even back to my childhood. I am frugal by nature. I love quality and craftsmanship, most of all I love value for money. I can’t remember the last time I paid full price for something. I shop generally fo...

November 17, 2018

Whether it be DIY, hard rubbish of collect containers it is amazing what you can find for free.

November 4, 2018

Clipper is hauled out every year for her annual anitfoul. This haul out is a particularly momentous occasion as Kevin installed an electric motor. Clipper is now an electric vessel make her sustainable and cheaper to run, we just need sun!

See her haul out in 2017 at Wynnum Manly...

October 21, 2018

This afternoon, after the big rain storm, Kevin used a fire hose to clean out the bilge ready for the electric motor to be installed tomorrow. What fun Kevin had with the fire hose. But it was the best and quickest way to clean the bilge.

Cleaning the bilge is a dirty, disgusting...

October 20, 2018

Come and see Clipper launch on Wednesday morning around 9 am ish, we think, as an electric vehicle. Two and a half years of research and Clipper is about the get her electric motor.  We are at Wynnum Manly marina slip way to do the installation.  This will make her a sailboat EV...

September 25, 2018

Today, Kevin received the 48 volt, pure sign wave inverter from ebay. The inverter has been purchased to run on the 48 volt battery system on Clipper. It is important that the batteries used to run the inverter have a high discharge rating. The batteries we use have a discharge r...

September 12, 2018

When we decided to throw the diesel motor out and go electric we were not aware of the other advantages of going electric.

Going electric is a huge journey of discovery. Last night for the first time we did not use any gas to prepare dinner. We even heated the dishwater for the wa...

September 1, 2018

Kevin just received the long awaited electric motor from Thunderstruck in the United States. Much time and research went into the purchase of the motor. Kevin did look at many options both Australian, British and Canadian. He found Thunderstruck has been in the EV (electric vehi...

October 15, 2017

Clipper goes on the hardstand. Find out which hardstand is our final choice. Do we go for the cheapest hardstand or for better facilities and more costly. Read the full article here

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