Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks
I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for over five years now. The vast majority of the questions I receive by email have already been asked by someone else, so if you take the time to read through the archives, you'll probably run across many the questions you may already have plus find answers to questions you haven't thought of yet. You also get a chance to look through many of the projects that others are building. I try to include as many of the photos I receive from builders as well, some from facebook pages.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I just found out that last summer, an Eloi boat design was used in a solar powered boat race for high school engineering and science students, and that it finished in third place! It was built by students from the School of Engineering and Science, a part of the Sacramento Unified School District in Sacramento, California. They built this interesting paddle wheel wheel drive system and it worked very well.
I spoke with the instructor assisting with the solar power boat team and have volunteered to help with next year's design. I'll keep you all posted, but I'm hoping to help garner a first place finish this year.
Here's more on the Eloi: 15' Eloi Cajun Pirogue Boat Plans.
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Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.