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Snoopy Sloop to sail across atlantic zero-handed

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So what is the difference between this and a piece of drift wood?

 

the Zero's behind the cost to acuire and maintain

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"and filled with expanding foam used by builders (£7) for added buoyancy."

 

That stuff is a closed cell foam but does allow some water ingress and gets very heavy if left in water for too long.

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Off the shelf model boat sails (£40), strengthened with sticky vinyl sheets (£5) from eBay. The 3ft high sails are identical to those used on basic model boats. To keep the boat simple and reduce the chances of it developing a fault at sea, the sails cannot be altered by the computer. They are fixed at an angle of around 30 degrees from the centre.

 

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Sounds like he got the electronics done well. The hull, sails and rigging sounds like his weakest links. (duh!)

 

That sounds a bit like marveling at how accurate your depth sounder is while the boat is sinking.

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