Dear friends! This is our first voyage. With all that staff and tools we are heading to the bright future but still without our own motor. We are drawn by a boat! But still we are sailing!
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Today is September 22, 2017. And I would like to show you what we have at the moment, what is done. We built a catamaran, assembled the frame, attached the balloons and moved to a new assembly site, to a new location for construction. We were hauled by a motorboat as you could see. Well, now we are standing on the dock and go on working. During the construction we were so passionate about the work that we did not shoot the video. Therefore, I now I’ll show you what we have done at the moment. So, let’s start with the balloons. Initially, our balloons were just covered with a mesh. Then using standard plastic ties I attached two boards to each balloon on the top for a better distribution of pressure force. Here are these ties.
Directly on the mesh. After that the frame of the catamaran was assembled and the system of bars, longitudinal and transversal beams that I processed earlier. They are connected with of studs – M14. On both sides. From the bottom of each stud I attached a lifting eye nut. Here you can see them. The rod runs through them. And it is fixed on both ends. After that I took a standard sling and screwed the balloon to the frame. On both sides. On the front part of the catamaran there is such a small bowsprit connecting the first and second beams. They will be used for shrouds and tension braces for sails. The second and seventh transversal beams have such supports for masts. Here is the rod that is attached to the balloons. It runs though the lifting eyes. Next to each lifting eye there are safety fasteners. If the main rod fails we have another one just for safety. Besides it will make the whole assembly solid. When the balloons were attached along the entire length, we fastened every cassette by means of ratchet straps. In order not to let the catamaran bend diagonally it was decided to stretch two crosswise rods under the deck. They are fastened by means of tension turnbuckles.
Both. Here you can see our cover for balloons that is made of banner fabric. It is to reduce water resistance. Now we are stitching it. We are making the eyes so that we could fix it. And here we have two masts ready for installation. They are of A-shape. This is the front mast, and this is the rear one. On one side of the masts there are special steps to climb and reach the sun. The next stage is to install a transom piece for motor and control blades. Here on the rear side I attached a large bar and several boards to which the control blades will be attached. Subscribe to our channel. Give thumbs up. Follow our project. It’s just the beginning. And of course do everything that makes you joyful. See you.