Parallel Diesel Electric Hybrids Hello Forum.....I am David Tether....the guy that some of you would like to applaud and others would like to take a shot at. Lately there has been more applause...but I still wear my kevlar vest. Here are some stats for ya...we just had a boat cross the atlantic (Ascores Islands to Norfolk) without using fossil fuel and with all the electricity for AirCon, water heater, instruments, computers, motor sailing, plowing into a 50 knot gale to fix a broken boom comming from regeneration. It didn't burn a drop of fuel. The electric motors were used to produce Regeneration from the propellers when sailing. Even when the wind is good there is normally a fossil fuel motor run every day for about two hours to top off the batteries. The new hybrid does not need that. And these are electric motors that are powerful enough to immediately point the boat, a 41 ft Lagoon Catamaran, into a 47 knot wind when the pin holding the boom to the mast broke. The boat, previously equipped with twin 28hp Yanmars at the factory, now has twin 12hp Solomon motors and a 15kw generator. It uses 50% less fuel with just motors. When the air conditioners are running, which isn't possible with the traditionally installed motors, it still uses 30% less energy than the Yanmars. How can this be? Efficiency....thank you God for simple solutions. It is simple and there are substantially less parasitic losses. Check it out at www.solomontechnologies.com.