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Old 06-23-2012   #1
 
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JPW cats make a solar powered crossing of Lake Powell

We did it. After we put the motor in the water for good, we never touched the oars again. 85 miles across Lake Powell with just the power of the sun.

Thanks for reading this.
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Old 06-23-2012   #2
 
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Very cool!
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Old 06-23-2012   #3
 
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Thanks fred,

I will let veryone know where and when they will be able to see the currents film. It will be out sometime around mid november.
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Awesome! Roof top solar on a raft is an out of the box idea. Love it!
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Old 06-28-2012   #5
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Thought it was a crazy shade shelter

We launched along with the raft carrying the solar panel frame at Sand Island, Though it was the stoutest Shade shelter we had ever seen. Awesome to see the results were very productive. We camped across the river from your last night before Mexican Hat, I think we have pictures from the opposite ridge. Very Cool
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shade + power = win!
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Kudos Jack for helping to sponsor such a great project!
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