#264: Bruce Schwab Returns // Diesel v. Electric Propulsion

14 May


#264. Vendee Globe sailor Bruce Schwab returns to the podcast with guest hosts (and now Isbjorn skippers!) Ben Doerr & Simon Borjeson, to discuss the power management refit options for ICEBEAR, our Swan 59. Bruce runs Ocean Planet Energy in Maine and specializes in power generation, and we discussed diesel versus electric propulsion, lithium batteries, gensets, AC/DC power and lots more.

Show Notes

“Here are some photos of Improbable at many different stages of life.

Me working on the rudder in the early 80’s;

Dad, my brothers and me when he bought the boat in 1976;

The original config with the outboard rudder;

Racing in the Solent in Admirals Cup;

On the railways in “IOR mode” (side blisters, transom scoop, etc.);

White hull sometime in the 90’s;

Red again, later 90’s;

Before and after shots of some weight reduction in the bow;

Out of the water at Betts’ Enterprises in Anacortes, WA;

3D models recent scans, so we can do the new rudder design, etc.”

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