Happy New Year to everyone, too. I share your sentiments about all here on ES, John.
It seems that electric boat propulsion is beginning to catch people's imagination here, an acquaintance has published a photo in his magazine of my electric propulsion unit and has organised a light-hearted challenge for electric powered boats: http://www.watercraft-magazine.com/wc_six.html
Needless to say I feel compelled to enter................
The more each of us can do to show that electric propulsion is viable and effective, the better. Personally I think that getting the kids that currently ride around on noisy, smelly two stroke scooters weaned off them and on to equivalent performance (if not range) electric versions would be a good start.
Please ask questions on the forum, rather than by PM, as it helps others and you'll get a better range of answers.