This spring break the team is working hard on our latest project – an automated Sunfish named Enterprise who will sail across Massachusetts Harbor! As the latest and largest push towards our trans-Atlantic goal, we are extremely excited to see how much we can get done in such a short time.
During the break teammates from every subteam will be implementing the plans we already in place. There will be stern and forecastles routed and laid-up, actuators tested, electronics wired, and the system generally put to its first full test. In short, a lot of work is coming together and we want to share it all with you. Keep a weather eye on our twitter @olinroboticsailing and facebook page (Olin Robotic Sailing) as we post our updates. It’s going to be quite the ride!
As our first update: Claire, Liani, and Amanda spent the day at Home Depot and West Marine. As you can see, we bought some pink foam for routing our fore and stern castles, and many blocks, hatches, and sliding tracks for the sail system. It turns out people give you strange looks when you walk around Home Depot with lots of foam on your head. If they only knew what cool things it will become!