Evernote

Reading Getting Things Done, I realised I have been using an important tool for a long time. Both to collect information, as well as to write down thoughts and concepts. I am talking about Evernote.

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Getting Things Done, with OmniFocus

Lately I try to get things done. Really! With the help of David Allen’s Gettings Things Done strategy, I now use OmniFocus to, well, get things done. For a start, I was really skeptical myself as well. But it works. Especially, or perhaps only, if you go all in.

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Things

Things I use. Daily. Great and easy to use To Do app.

Adding things you need to do. Prioritising what you need to do first. Perhaps pushing something to the future becuase you don’t have time for it.

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KNRM

KNRM Helpt

Sailing is not only about power, but as well as doing the right thing. In the Netherlands, there is a volunteer rescue organisation for the Dutch lakes, rivers and coastal area. Each year they are called into action about 1500 times.

Considering they work on a 100% voluntary basis and receive no government funding, this is a significant achievement.

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Gunter Pauli Blue Economy

Blue EconomyThere are many ways too achieve your goal when you want to change. One way can be to slowly make little changes over a long period of time. Or another, more drastic, way is too make a 180 degrees turn around and start doing what you want to do today! Lees verder “Gunter Pauli Blue Economy”

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Since the beginning of this website, there has been a section for interesting books. It turns out it is very hard to find good books about renewable energy for boats. Luckily, there are a lot of very interesting books out there that we can learn a lot from. Therefore, starting today, this section will have a broader focus.

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The Green Boating Blog on Facebook

Ofcourse you can follow us on Facebook as well. If you follow the Green Boating Blog you will never miss the latest posts about renewable energy and boats. Please like The Green Boating Blog on Facebook and stay posted on the latest updates about renewable energy for boats. But don’t worry, I won’t spam you or overload you with too many posts. Share on Facebook You … Lees verder The Green Boating Blog on Facebook

PlanetSolar

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Electrical boating in Amsterdam

Electrical boating in Amsterdam Not renewable, just electrical sailing in the canals in Amsterdam. Electrical boating is becoming more and more popular in the canals of Amsterdam. Read this Dutch Article in Godevaert.nl People like that it is “green”, the boats are really easy to handle because of the electrical propulsion and for the companies renting the boats, the low maintenance costs are very important … Lees verder Electrical boating in Amsterdam

Book: Electric Propulsion for Boats

Electrical propulsion for boats
A nice book about electrical propulsion for boats. You can buy the book at Amazon.

Yet another book that is not dedicated to renewable energy for boats, but that can help you to install electrical propulsion on our boats. This is the first step to a boat only powered by renewable energy. The author, Charlie Mathys, has many years of experience with designing various boats and propulsion methods. He describes both his successes and the things that went wrong to make sure that you as the reader will not make the same mistakes as well.

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Ecolution

Ecolution is the creation of Wubbo Ockels. After traveling to space he decided that the earth deserves better, so he built a boat that doesn’t need any fossil fuels, can sail all year long, all around the world. If you have the money, you can order one too! Have a look at the Ecolution Website or read this review in the Dutch nautical magazine Nautique. Lees verder Ecolution

Useful Books

We have been looking for good books about renewable energy for boats for a while. We thought there would be more about renewable energy for boats. But we were wrong. Or we just haven’t been able to find them yet. This is one book that does cover the topic and it tells you a great deal about installing a renewable energy system. Or any electrical power system onboard your boat, car or caravan.

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