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Building an Autonomous Sailboat That Pursues to Cross the Atlantic Ocean

Andy OsuskyAndy Osusky 04/25/2018 at 06:360 Comments

The boat consists of 6 carbon fiber parts: two for the hull, two for the sailwing and two for the keel. All parts were made by resin infusion just like the hull as seen in the video from the previous log.

The sailwing

Plugs:

Molds:

Laying up fabric: 80gsm fiberglass, 200gsm Kevlar and 3x 200gsm carbon fiber

Resin infusion:

The parts released from the molds:

The rectangular cavities you see on both sides of the sailwing will be fitted with small solar panels that will provide power for the actuator.

The keel

Plugs:

Molds:

Laying up fabric: 200gsm fiberglass, 200gsm Kevlar, 2x 200gsm carbon fiber, foam core (2mm Lantor Soric) and 2x 200gsm carbon fiber

Resin infusion:

The finished parts:

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