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The internets are full of EPIC wins and EPIC fails, so when you name your brand of alt-fuel sport watercraft EPIC Boats, the product better backup the claim. Bradley gets the chance to put the EPIC 232se electric prototype to the test with World Champion wakeboarder Jeff Weatherall--and the stunt Jeff pulls at the end of the show? You guessed it: EPIC.
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FEDUP

Where do all these kooks think the power for this will come from??? Yeah, a coal burning plant. Everyone is pushing electric technology, because it's supposedly greener. Electricity has to be generated, and being we haven't had a hydroelectric dam online in awhile. Don't see how this is any better?
Besides the wake is pathetic behind this thing. Epic made boats in the late 90's and they sucked. I rode one at the wakeboard camp in Florida. What a pile of **** it was.

August 25 2011 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mug3n

Hey!
I agree with you that most of electricity comes from burning coal. But please don't forget that that green tech. for making electricity is also on developing stages. It will take some time to make more efficient power generating plants, but humanity is working for it.
Maybe boat sucks but the idea is great.

October 11 2011 at 9:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dmuffman41

What kind of enviromental impact would we have if all that high voltage sank ?

August 05 2011 at 11:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
niteone42

Would need a motor back-up if battery fails or runs down....10 hours of run time is great but that probably depends on the load in the boat and how fast you are running. Sounds good, but a little scarey, if out on a big lake.

July 24 2011 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
landslowrance

How many hours does the boat run on a average day of boating? How long does it take it to charge? They Should have addressed these questions in the video.

July 24 2011 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
theman2527

great sent me more

July 22 2011 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
erhcanadian

Excellent!

The inboard motors in most recreational boats are very low-tech push-rod engines, essentially '60s car engines with an early '90s fuel-injection system. An equivalent gas powered wakeboard boat gets about 4 MPG at wakeboard speed (~24mph), 2 MPG at full speed (40~45mph).

July 21 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The AOL Experi

I think its cool as hell but how much will it cost when it goes into production? and how long does it to recharge.

July 20 2011 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Christopher

As an owner of a Air Natique SV-211 I have to say this is pretty neat! 10 hours run time? WOW! The overall design is very nice, but I'd like to see the swim platform closer to the water. I also like USA made! Keep it that way! Of course, our SV-211 cost around 60 grand which is less than half of what this one goes for. That's A LOT of gas.

July 18 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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