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Inspired by the legacy and friendship of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, we run research and education trips on land and aboard the historic Western Flyer.

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Transfluid strives to simplify hybrid conversions

By Becky Schultz, Power Progress, February 23, 2024

The variety of different driveline designs used in industrial and marine markets has historically presented challenges in converting from diesel-only to diesel-electric power. Transfluid, which specializes in industrial transmission equipment, set out to change that by developing a solution intended to simplify the process.

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Sailing into History: A Journey to the Gulf of California with Uncruise

February 01, 2024

Sail away with Western Flyer Foundation Executive Director Sherry Flumerfelt as she follows in the footsteps of Steinbeck and Ricketts's 1940 expedition—and looks ahead to the Western Flyer's 2025 return.

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A Turtle and a Tender Heart

February 01, 2024

Tiny Colletto and his close friend Sparky Enea were members of the Western Flyer crew in 1940. Both had been “bad little boys” growing up together in Monterey, and on board the boat they were freewheeling fishers and hunters. They “tested everything to find out whether it were true or not.” Is a turtle good […]

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Classic Boat Updated with Modern Hybrid Propulsion System

Marine Link, January 11, 2024

A classic 1930s-built boat with a storied history has been updated with a hybrid propulsion system from Transfluid.

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