View Full Version : Status report: EDDA solar boat project

Hans Lassen
04-25-2003, 02:24 AM
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Launching day draws nearer. We have meanwhile added the fore and aft decks and epoxied the bottom, garboard and middle planks.

Next job will be to install the posts for and the roof itself which will take the solar panels. A group of students is working on the rudder. Intended colour scheme is green for the underbody, larch stain for the sheerstrake and light eggshell white (?) for the inside.

The group are now looking forward to the first 'water-test' next week.

04-25-2003, 11:13 AM
Wonderful project and I see girl builders, too. It gladdens my heart to see that girls get to do cool stuff nowadays. You can hear the sound of we middle-aged ladies (who were considered odd for loving boats and motors and tools) cheering. :cool:

Hans Lassen
04-27-2003, 04:47 AM
Y'er welcome me lady :D ...
seriously: as of this moment, there's about half the number of the builders of the opposite sex. And overall, they're the more meticulous builders as well. Some of the boys have had previous experience with hand tools - very limited at that -, and they are faster; but the girls take more pride in what they do.
On the other hand: when I told them that there is a chance that we will be invited for the Hamburg Boat Show in November (keep your fingers crossed, fellow forumites), one of them immediately asked what they should wear ;) .
One of the boys is currently working on a website for EDDA. I'll post the link asap.

04-27-2003, 05:33 AM
Hi Hans,

Thanks for the photographs of your project. It seems to be progressing well. The team looks enthusiatic! The boat looks great.

(Check your personal messages on the Woodenboat forum)


04-27-2003, 10:21 PM
:cool: project.

I built a solarcar in college BTW smile.gif