In a previous blog post, “Will Tesla’s cars change the boating industry too?”, we explored the possibility of boats becoming powered by electricity. But what else is in store for the evolution of the boat? If the car industry is pioneering innovation in transportation, the next step for boats is being driven without a human. Computers are becoming so advanced that they’re now capable of driving cars safely through city streets.
Pollution is ruining our waters. The amount of garbage and dangerous chemicals in our ocean is at a historical high. Not only is pollution disgusting, it’s dangerous for the health of our eco-system. Contaminated water with unhealthy aquatic life can make the people and animals that live near it sick. Polluted water has been receiving more attention than ever before and boaters want to see change. Who wouldn’t get tired of trash ruining a great day at the marina?
Is the boat market about to get the same shock Tesla gave to the car market? Automobile manufacturers are scrambling to create electric cars that can rival the efficiency and eco-friendliness of Tesla’s new cars. New fuelling stations for electric cars are popping up all over the world. People are so excited for the next model, Tesla’s Model 3, that they’re paying $1000 just for the right to reserve a car to purchase when they first come out.
Ever wondered how a wave works? We put together a list of ten things every boater, surfer, or ocean enthusiast should know about waves. Most ocean waves are actually wind waves. These wind waves are created by wind pushing the surface of the water in one direction. This creates momentum (kinetic energy) in the water that keeps moving even after the wind stops blowing. Waves that are not generated by wind and mechanically propagate are known as swell.