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Old 18 June 2019, 02:17   #1
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It the death of the rib on the horizon?

I have been pondering this question for some time. Yesterday the climate change policy was unveiled in Ireland. It has the goal of eliminating petrol and diesel engine cars. This begs the question given how fuel thirsty ribs are. Will the cost of ribs and in particular the fueling of ribs become excessive for most people. The electric powered rib that was constructed about a year ago demonstrated the limitations of electric powered boats.

The question is what does the future hold for ribs?

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Old 18 June 2019, 02:34   #2
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I suppose the same could be said for commercial vessels such as fishing boats, harbour tours, right up to cruise ships.
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I suppose the same could be said for commercial vessels such as fishing boats, harbour tours, right up to cruise ships.
It could be said for any internal combustion engine whatever the application! I'd love to be here in 100 years and see how technology has evolved
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https://youtu.be/rE_M1n-ClOA

Apologies if this has already been posted but if electric boats are in their infancy then looking at this anything’s possible
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I think it's too political to answer fully but why make policy when the full replacement technology isn't there yet or can be afforded all for change when it's fair I wonder how much it will cost to replace fuel tax revenue
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I think it's too political to answer fully
Or politely. This isn't likely to affect many of yiz auld lads. Even a man in his prime like me can relax...
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I think it's too political to answer fully
Or politely. This isn't likely to affect many of yiz auld lads. Even a man in his prime like me can relax...
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:21   #8
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Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill " ?

Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill "

Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill " ?

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In terms of efficiency burning fossil fuels in the modern internal combustion engine is on par with burning them in a power station and you don't get the transmission losses incurred when moving the power around. Could be described as a long tailpipe as electric cars remove noxious gases from the point of use, normally a smoggy city environment.

Air quality however is not a problem at sea hence no real need for change other than to generate profit for those pushing 'green' alternatives. Lithium batteries are not green during their manufacture or disposal! Neither is nuclear fuel.
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Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill " ?

Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill "

Hey Willk ........you know that repeating yourself is on of the first signs of " going downhill " ?

Upside - at least you knew you had read it before somewhere
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