Boat Power

23 June 2002


Boats continuously move against their moorings on the swell, and Watford man Raymond Gotto has come up with a clever way to harness energy from the movements to power lighting, fridges and other electrical equipment on the boat. Gotto's boat is tied to a dock using a long belt that is wound around a spring-loaded reel on the dock. The reel is connected to a generator so that whenever the boat moves away from the quay on the swell it pulls on the reel, generating power !


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