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Wave-Powered Boat Makes It from Japan to Hawaii


Back in February we talked about the Suntory Mermaid II – a boat that encapsulates a pretty “duh” idea of powering a boat with waves. Well, creator Ken-ichi Horie and order tramadol online the boat have completed their goal journey of getting from Japan to Hawaii – a distance of 4,350 miles. It took nearly four months of viagra online sales going and average of 1.5 knots, but they made it. And set an I-Did-It-First record in the process.

The Suntory mermaid II uses the most advanced wave-power technology, with extra electricity coming from solar panels to run navigation lights. Since it is the most advanced, by virtue of being the only, it’s a great starting point for future wave-powered boats that go – I should hope – a little faster. Horie says the problem to be solved is how to keep the boat's speed up when the we like it buy cheap cialis waves are weak.

Maybe one day we’ll see a race between the Suntory Mermaid II and the generic viagra in canada Earthrace…and maybe an old-fashioned wind-powered sailboat thrown in for good measure.

Via EnvironmentalGraffiti, YachtPals, Physorg

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Current?
written by The Food Monster, July 17, 2008
http://thefoodmonsterblog.blogspot.com
How can we be sure it was the wave power and not them floating, or riding a current?
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Nice one
written by James Woods, July 17, 2008
Heck yeah dude WAVE POWER! You gotta love it!. Must have been a nice relaxing trip.

JT
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Wrong. He went the other way.
written by high_ankle_sprain, July 17, 2008
See the Honolulu Advertiser for confirmation.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Mar/17/br/hawaii80317010.html
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Sail
written by SteveH, July 17, 2008
So, how is this better than a sail boat? Let's see, you take wind energy, convert it to the best choice buy pfizer cialis waves, convert waves to mechanical energy to move. Seems very inefficient, no matter how "advanced" the technology is.
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Sail
written by Kurt, July 17, 2008
LOL, I agree with the above poster. Has this guy ever heard of a sail boat? Hi might of arrived months sooner if he had...
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written by teknikscian, July 17, 2008
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cool idea, but whats wrong with sails & solar panels?
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Not Current...
written by Affiliate Meister, July 17, 2008
It wasn't the current because he got where he wanted to go. You ever jumped in the ocean hoping you'll end up at point B?
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unlikely
written by joel, July 17, 2008
Racing vs earth race is generic levitra effective just sillyness. we don't race sailboats against powerboats for good reason.

if you want to go someplace in a big hurry the energy density of petorium type fuels regardless of their so is hard to beat.
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cat
written by bob, July 17, 2008
Is this our future? I hope not. The cost of levitra pills food getting from one place to the online cheap cialis other is going to www.rickgenest.com create more co2 etc than the fuel it would take for a ship.

" The above was an attempt to make something out of nothing"
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don't be so pesymistic
written by vst, July 17, 2008
First engines that we are using in todays cars where "unefficient " and more stinky ... give them some time - let them work.

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