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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #241 on: February 07, 2021, 10:06:46 AM »
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #242 on: February 07, 2021, 01:50:19 PM »
Sandy Monroe is a tough old bird, I've been watching his videos for years. He was brutal on the fit and finish of the Model 3 (justifiably) and on how all Tesla's were manufactured--until Tesla started doing their massive castings. Now he's a total fanboy. With good reason. Tesla isn't just revolutionizing how cars are powered, they'll soon be able to build cars for much less than what ICEs cost. The smug dudes on the Autoweek vBlog are still spouting the same nonsense--but the truth is they don't know what hit them, and they are never going to know. Roadkill.

Elon's rap about MBAs is priceless too, though I think the days of people with MBAs parachuting into senior roles was over some time ago.
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #243 on: March 22, 2021, 06:26:09 PM »
Sandy Monroe is a tough old bird, I've been watching his videos for years. He was brutal on the fit and finish of the Model 3 (justifiably) and on how all Tesla's were manufactured--until Tesla started doing their massive castings. Now he's a total fanboy. With good reason. Tesla isn't just revolutionizing how cars are powered, they'll soon be able to build cars for much less than what ICEs cost. The smug dudes on the Autoweek vBlog are still spouting the same nonsense--but the truth is they don't know what hit them, and they are never going to know. Roadkill.

Elon's rap about MBAs is priceless too, though I think the days of people with MBAs parachuting into senior roles was over some time ago.
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #244 on: March 23, 2021, 06:24:36 AM »
I'm still considering a Model Y or an old used Model S in advance of the Cybertruck. Once I sell my race car and Nero, the airstream car hauler I won't have much need for my F350. But I'll probably just hang onto it until I get my monster solar installation done at the shop. I'm going to make the shop self-contained for power. It will be a fun project.
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #245 on: April 02, 2021, 03:40:13 PM »
I sold a board to a guy who arrived in a sleek glass topped Tesla S, with no apparent way to carry a board.
He said Tesla racks cannot be fitted to Tesla’s glass roofs, and he hauled out some Sea Sucker vacuum operated suction cup racks. I would be nervous but he has used them for a couple of years now with confidence.
Interestingly the only issue is over mountain passes the pressure differential requires him to pump out some additional air.  Just took him at his word on that. But they looked pretty slick. 
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #246 on: April 02, 2021, 04:17:36 PM »
A friend of mine has been using sea suckers on his Chevy bolt for a couple of years without any problems. He usually carries one or two bagged long boards on the freeway. His only complaint is they cannot be locked in place so he often takes them off and put them inside his car while surfing. It only takes a couple of minutes.

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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #247 on: April 02, 2021, 05:20:29 PM »
I sold a board to a guy who arrived in a sleek glass topped Tesla S, with no apparent way to carry a board.
He said Tesla racks cannot be fitted to Tesla’s glass roofs, and he hauled out some Sea Sucker vacuum operated suction cup racks. I would be nervous but he has used them for a couple of years now with confidence.
Interestingly the only issue is over mountain passes the pressure differential requires him to pump out some additional air.  Just took him at his word on that. But they looked pretty slick.

Weird. As far as I know Tesla Ss can accommodate a roof rack. I know my T3 can and the installation is reported to be easy. The roof is designed for a rack to be installed.  https://shop.tesla.com/product/model-s-roof-rack---glass-roof
We see quite a few surf boards on top of Teslas here in Tofino.

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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #248 on: April 02, 2021, 10:29:59 PM »
Some have the cool little inserts, some don't. My wife's 2014 had them. Her 2019 doesn't. I'd be more irritated about that but she won't let me touch it anyway. Smart lady.

If I had one that didn't have mounts I'd weld some on. See above to see why that won't happen to the one "we" own.
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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #249 on: April 18, 2021, 12:51:53 PM »
We were very close (placed a deposit) to purchasing a Hyundai Kona EV over a year ago. The dealer tried to sell us an extended warranty that included free oil changes. When we crunched the numbers the Hyundia was going to cost approximately 3K more than a base model Tesla 3 standard range plus. The Kona would have been a better surf vehicle but we decided on the Tesla. Thank goodness we did. All of the Kona’s world wide have been recalled because of fires. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hyundai-motor-electric-recall-idUSKBN2BG3ET

Traditional methods of putting cars together by traditional auto companies are going to have difficulty competing with a the non-traditional North American company that is Tesla. It is a year out and I still love taking this car out for a drive. The drive across island is one of the most winding mountain roads in Canada. Sports bikes commonly drive it on Sundays. This little car is insanely well built and handles and accelerates like a sports car.

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Re: Electric Surf Vehicles in 2020
« Reply #250 on: April 20, 2021, 09:40:54 AM »
If you type the words "Electric Vehicle" on Facebook you still attract a horde repeating the same tired refrains. People are persistent in defending their views while the world changes around them, faster than they can perceive.

The mania around cryptocurrency is the opposite end of that spectrum. Sadly, I realized a long time ago that blockchain was important tech and that I should invest some percentage of my net worth in the various plays--no matter how goofy the crowd was that surrounded the concepts. But I did nothing. I probably could have done a micro version of the Winklevii, who boosted their $60 million gained by suing Zuckerberg (who unquestionably stole Facebook from them) to about $6 Billion by investing in cryptostuff, but I never pulled the trigger. Oh well.

The future is here, it's just unevenly distributed--and unevenly understood.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 09:43:46 AM by PonoBill »
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