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Saildrone Autonomous World record

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#1 Baywatcher

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:44 AM

Could this be the first no handed Transpac? Saildrone is homing in on Hawaii. Check it out at www.saildrone.com
Some cool vids.

#2 JaredC

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:09 AM

I expect that you will catch some flak here, but I think it's cool. Carry on.



#3 hobot

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:48 AM

This is a pretty cool project that I've been watching.

 

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#4 Baywatcher

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:15 AM

I saw the Scout project. Good effort but it died a few weeks ago!
They have a back up tracker so you can see where it is drifting. Will be interesting to see where it ends up.
Have seen the Saildrone around for a while around the SF Bay Area. All wind power, no motor.

#5 bruno

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:56 AM

http://www.harborwin...h.com/index.htm
Interesting, similar rig to the above, good luck to them.

#6 billbo

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:51 AM

http://saildrone.com/



#7 cmr2323

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

this will revolutionize drug smuggling!



#8 O.T.T

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

in development

http://www.oceanaero.us/



#9 in_TO

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

this will revolutionize drug smuggling!

 

I'm surprised this hasn't

http://en.wikipedia....derwater_glider



#10 thumper

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

Speaking of Durgs, you're smoking crack if you don't think these things are Military Funded.



#11 ATrimble

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:14 PM

Speaking of Durgs, you're smoking crack if you don't think these things are Military Funded.

Saildrone isn't. In fact, it would be great if a someone with $ would invest

a bit of cash into this shoestring project... 4 guys, a big shed and some great ideas.



#12 Baywatcher

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:05 AM

Speaking of Durgs, you're smoking crack if you don't think these things are Military Funded.

That's quite funny Thumper! Maybe you should edit your profile interests and swap innovation for cynicism!
Good job Saildrone team. Only 300 miles to go I see! Very cool.

#13 tama_manu

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:38 AM

Does Saildrone jibe itself, or is there someone behind the curtain pulling the strings?  The final approach to Hawaii is causing a lot of maneuvers.  It doesn't seem for the purposes of speed?  Interesting to see this test succeed.



#14 couchsurfer

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:38 AM

this will revolutionize drug smuggling!

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....underwater drone?!---how would you know if it hasn't??   :mellow:  :mellow:  :mellow:



#15 Mud sailor

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:23 AM

Speaking of Durgs, you're smoking crack if you don't think these things are Military Funded.

Saildrone isn't. In fact, it would be great if a someone with $ would invest
a bit of cash into this shoestring project... 4 guys, a big shed and some great ideas.

Agreed, D A-W is a very good and very underrated designer and a hell of a good sailor

#16 Baywatcher

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:29 PM

Saildrone made it! Great record breaking and history making effort by this team!!
Nice to see new and interesting projects succeed.





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