Four boys and their Dad in Anguilla working to design solar boats that are safe, comfortable, easy to use, and can connect together to form a travelling community.
"Art without engineering is dreaming. Engineering without art is calculating." Steven Roberts
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Maiden Manual Voyage
We took the boat out and tested in manual mode. The wind was about 20 knots and the box on the back acted like the fins on an arrow making it hard for the boat to turn and face downwind. Decided to move to a more protected location tomorrow for the very first auto-pilot voyage.
The waves were tolerable but the wind was a bit much. If you think of this as a 1/20 scale model of a 80 foot boat, these winds are like 200 Mph. This is crazy wind for a small model. Still, if we had motors on all 4 floats we could have handled it. :-)