Two weekends ago Betsy and I were in Florida checking out a Junk Rig. Last weekend, Bart, Jack and I were at the Tulsa Mini Maker Fair showing off Seeker, the ROV and recruiting help. And this weekend is our open house. So when do we have time to build something? We are building something. We are … Read More
“Slovak robotic sailing boat was trying to cross the Atlantic” Meet Andrej Osusky from Lanzarote, Canary Islands who is designing and building an autonomous sailboat. That’s the kind! …and yes, he has great taste in T-Shirts.
In the quest to better understand the Chinese Junk sail, Betsy and I found ourselves it the company of Pat and Jeannine, on board their schooner Ondine. We enjoyed a wealth of knowledge and a beautiful sail through Ponce Inlet from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We highly recommend the short voyage.
Had a most Excellent day, sailing with Pat, Jeanine, and Lee on the junk rigged Schooner Ondine, which does day sails our of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Pat and Jeanine have been doing this for four years and also work on the tall mast ships and do sailboat deliveries. It was a pleasure to tap into Pat’s extensive experience … Read More
Some ideas take root and grow faster than the weeds. SV Seeker is one of those ideas that started from a chance conversation about building a boat and getting it to the ocean via the Arkansas river. That was about 12 years ago and the though of sailing a boat I built across the oceans was something that scared me. … Read More
Do-It-Yourself ROV tether for 21 cents a foot, (69 cents/meter) and 300 pounds (1300 Newtons) of load. SCORE! And we are looking forward to your suggestions for improvements. Thank you for your assistance!
The old plan was to have to ROV in the water this weekend and on display at the Tulsa Maker Fair in two weeks. ….I hate that plan. Deadlines suck the enjoyment out of most everything. I understand the need for them especially when other people are counting on you, but that is not the case. This was self … Read More
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ROV the internet built! We got a lot of great ideas for out ROV Hull Tool. You can see them on our last post: ROV Hull Joint Tool but the one recommendation you don’t want to miss was from Eddie DaGrouch. We are not accustomed to things working on the first try. We often use the motto “We build it … Read More