Archive | April, 2013

2013 Solar Boat Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors of the 2013 Solar Boat Build.  This years sponsors are: Silicon Energy, ArcelorMittal, US Steel, Joy Global, Duanes Marine, Virginia Educational Fund, Carl Perkins-Mini Grant, and Spring Creek Outfitters.  This project is a cooperative between the students, school, community, industry, and local businesses.  Without you support this project […]


Moving on to the wiring

                            We are now done putting the hull together we have most of the steering and system together. We have decided to go with the trolling motor turning system we have put the solar panel on and the trrolling motore. We still have to add the batteries and connect the trolling motor and the solar panel to […]

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Attaching the Panel

The Blugatti team is about ready to start hooking up the panel! Garrett and Seth are currently attaching the solar panel to our outrigging system. Construction of the retractable part of the outrigger pontoons (donated by Spring Creek Outfitters) will be starting soon.

The final look on the cut we made.

Trying to Bend a Nose Cone

Team Aqua Ω came up with a new idea in making a sturdy nose cone involving bending the aluminum pontoon in a certain area to meet together to a cone shape.  However we did not realize how hard and stiff the aluminum was gauged and ended up not working to our advantage.  We continue to […]