With no inboard motor and only two 105A batteries the Pogo 2 needs a way to generate power when on long ocean races such as the Single Handed Transpac. While solar power is great (and free) there are limits to the size and weight of the solar arrays you can install on a 21 foot boat not to mention they don’t give a very high output if the weather is overcast or if it is night. To make sure we have enough power on the Pogo 2 to we use an EFOY fuel cell.The fuel cell transforms chemical energy (Methanol) into electrical energy directly, with no intermediate steps, no moving parts and with no significant loss in energy, making it a particularly efficient source of power. The Efoy unit itself is compact, the liquid fuel is easy to store and the only waste is heat and water vapor containing an insignificant amount of carbon dioxide. The M10 fuel cartridge that Jerome is carrying contains 11.1 kW which is enough energy to completely recharge his batteries 10 times. The fuel cell operates automatically when it detects the battery getting low and the two batteries in the Pogo are configured so you can use one while charging the other. In addition there is a 100W solar panel. Everything on the Pogo 2 has been chosen because of it’s efficiency – there are LED lights in the cabin and on top of the mast, the AIS and radar detector use very little power, even the NKE autopilot is incredibly efficient. The result is that Jerome has ample power to run critical systems 24/7 as well as power to run a laptop and charge portable devices such as cameras & satellite phones when necessary.