Bug-Out Boat

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Bug-out boat, really?

Our initial scoffing aside, we have bowed to pressure from some folks who are adamant about having a 'go to' place when there are unexpected events by natural or human havoc. It can be parked on land, trucked elsewhere, float in a pond or ply lakes and coastal waters.

Pluses of the boat are:

Totally Electric Powered Solar (TEPS)tm for zero fuel coast and zero footprint.
Slow travel over vast distances is better than no travel due to lack of fossil fuel.
Refrigeration and air conditioning keeps people, food and interior environment healthier.
Shallow draft of 1/2 meter goes where kayaks paddle.
No limit to the boat's range.
Ability to store electrical energy for night or cloud conditions.
Low air draft under 2.5 meters allows access to waterways having a low tree canopy.
No noise from the electric motors allows stealthy passages.
Efficient monohull allows speed and control from dead slow to 7 knots. An ICE auxiliary can be added.
TV, sonar, radar, chart plotters, communications, flir and other sight assist devices are electrically enabled.
Easy to anchor and beach. Video demonstrates the capability (shows an IC engine at center, now removed).
With the water purifying system, rain collection, fish, flora and fauna, there is food supplementation.
The fully composting head negates pump out and water pollution.
Solar water heater for the separate shower in the head.
Full galley with induction and microwave cooking for low interior heat gain.

Take a moment to think about how you could use the MOG TEPS boat for you, your family or community. A great advantage as a humanitarian aid in a challenging situation.

The boat is virtually self sustaining, has the ability to move within the greater marine environment and has a comparatively small natural and visual footprint. With such a clean set of lines, the boat may be produced in any of the accepted boat construction methods.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    George Mcneir
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    3
  • George's favorite design and analysis tools:
    Exa, Solid Works
  • George's hobbies and activities:
    25 years on this project & Buell motorcyle racing
  • George belongs to these online communities:
    Badweb, Sportwin, C4
  • George is inspired by:
    Nearly 80% of the world's population is within 100 kilometers of maritime waters. Self power generating homes, small business, and clinics are needed by an environmentally aware population for daily living or during a crisis. The MOG Totally Electric Powered Solar (TEPS) boat can perform that task on the water or set on land, being fully transportable.

    These shallow water self generating powered boats are able to move at displacement hull speed, furnish adequate amounts of fresh made water, while allowing access to abundant food from air, land and water.

    The need for a portable, self energized & powered home, clinic, etc is an idea so far removed from current lifestyle, that it is barely contemplated. However, this novel marine prototype has successfully plied the the waters of the USA for nearly 35 years. There are a few hybrid and full electric boats but all require land based fossil fuel or commercial electric grid energy. No Totally Electric Powered Solar boat is currently in production that can support two full time live aboard people to include fresh water, waste composting, all energy generation, heating, cooling, drive and communications. It is the increasing solar technology efficiency coupled with new lower power demand appliances along with a 'human oriented control system' that makes the MOG so unique in the whole world. Licenses are available to builders and companies interested.
  • Software used for this entry:
    Medusa solids modeling CAD & CAM
  • Patent status:
    patented