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Old 06-02-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Holiday by 100 ton diesel hybrid - short movie posted

At some point next week (not exactly sure which day), I'm taking off on a holiday for a week or two.

And I can even spin a fuel economy theme into this thread: I'll be travelling on a 100 ton diesel hybrid that regularly gets better mileage than my Fireflea.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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At some point next week (not exactly sure which day), I'm taking off on a holiday for a week or two.

And I can even spin a fuel economy theme into this thread: I'll be travelling on a 100 ton diesel hybrid that regularly gets better mileage than my Fireflea.

is it a train?
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Woohoo! Someone wants to play along!

Nope, it's not a train. (Though you could make a case for a train full of people getting better fuel economy per person than a car. )

This one actually uses less fuel overall than my car under the right operating conditions. (Which aren't that uncommon.)

The power to weight ratio is pretty wild too: 0.00015 (hp/weight in lbs)

EDIT: that's just the diesel portion of the powertrain

Also, it's a custom conversion. You don't see many of these.
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sounds like a cruise ship of sorts

Edit: scratch that idea, didn't see custom conversion...
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sounds like a cruise ship of sorts

Edit: scratch that idea, didn't see custom conversion...
maybe its some kinda new, eco-friendly ship?
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OK so you have a 30 hp diesel hybrid. May I ask at what average speed will you be traveling?
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Wouldn't happen to be a houseboat would it?
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:31 PM   #8
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Whoops, sorry Dan - I missed a zero (fixed): It's got 300 HP. Average speed will be about 10 mph.

thisisn'tjared was probably closest, but it's more of an old eco-friendly ship.

I guess I would have given it to mtbiker278 first if he hadn't edited his post ("of sorts" covers a lot of territory!)

I'll be sailing from Ontario to Nova Scotia on the schooner Mist of Avalon. It is a dual-power hybrid...

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It is a dual-power hybrid...
Such devious behavior! Playing upon our standard definition of a hybrid were you?

Just kidding...that looks like it's going to be fun...
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Whoops, sorry Dan - I missed a zero (fixed): It's got 300 HP. Average speed will be about 10 mph.

thisisn'tjared was probably closest, but it's more of an old eco-friendly ship.

I guess I would have given it to mtbiker278 first if he hadn't edited his post ("of sorts" covers a lot of territory!)

I'll be sailing from Ontario to Nova Scotia on the schooner Mist of Avalon. It is a dual-power hybrid...

That's to cool. Have you been on the open water before? It hard to believe that it weights that much. Be sure and post a few pic when you get back.
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