The fisherman in your family might be interested in this gem of a solar fishing pontoon. The two-person boat has a removable 160-watt solar panel, 30-pound thrust motor, and battery. The boat can run at half speed on solar power alone, or full speed with a continuously recharging battery.
The video has some gratuitous fishing scenes (about 4 minutes worth), but it’s neat to see the little solar boat tooling around on solar power as a (presumably) gasoline-fueled pontoon goes by in the background.
The boat can be purchased in Austin, Texas, for $2,000.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.