You might wonder why a solar boat is a good choice on a rainy day… well, not just any solar boat but one with plenty of battery power. Even on rainy days we do get some solar power being fed into the batteries. But it doesn’t matter much because the batteries have enough power to take you all day in pleasant comfort.
The clear screens all around mean that she can be totally protected from the weather. What I usually like to do is to have one or two of the screens rolled up on the down-wind side of the boat so that there is still plenty of fresh air coming in. Only on the windward sides of the boat do we needed to keep the screens down to keep the rain out.
With all the screens down it can work like a green-house and make it the perfect boat for a cool winter’s day. Because the screens are clear you can see out without sacrificing the enjoyment of the day.
Even on rainy days the sailing club was still pretty active as you can see from this photo. But mostly you’ll find you can have the place to yourself because many boats are not suited to rainy weather.
Here’s shot of the boat pulled up on the beach at Noosa woods where we picked up some friends to go exploring around Noosa Sound. Even after a full afternoon on the water, and very little sunshine, we had used only 12% of the battery power.
Next time you’re wondering what to do on a rainy, and you have some visitors who you’d like to show around, why not hire our solar boat for a pleasant afternoon exploring the calm waters of the Noosa River.