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James Pike commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"yrvind is something else.  Makes for pretty interesting reading if you are into sailing.  He invented an amazing sextant."
Nov 9
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@James Pike Wow, I didn't know about this small manned boat. Thanks for sharing! I have been following another guy that crossed the Atlantic on a paddleboard-like boat this year."
Nov 9
James Pike commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"Thanks for the reply.  Somehow I missed that first image.  Sounds like will give the ocean a fun/challenging thing to try and break.  You have probably run across this guy but he is building something similar for him to ride in…"
Nov 9
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@James Pike It's a prototype just to test the concept. The ocean-going boat will look much like the CAD model you see in the first picture (or the picture below) with some improvements. It has all the properties you suggested. The sail size…"
Nov 9
James Pike commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"I love the project.  I would be inclined to change a few things just out of my own experience.  Put that steering servo in the hull.  1. IP67 might give you some confidence but with the different temperatures it will see and salt…"
Nov 9
Antonie Kruger commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"Hi Andy. I think this is great. Well done and thanks for sharing. Keep going - Im sure many will keep track of your progress. I know I will."
Nov 9
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@Tobias Power is the main concern. The wingsail "flap" will be adjusted once per hour and the rudder will correct the heading every 5-10 seconds and even this would drain the batteries in 4-5 cloudy days."
Nov 8
Tobias commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"Congratulations, I have read a lot about your previous trial and I'm looking forward for this one. Did you consider a Flettner rotor? Of course it need power but I would expect that it is far more resistent to damage by waves than the flat…"
Nov 8

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Hein du Plessis commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"I just want to say - this is SO COOL! Please keep at it and keep us posted!"
Nov 8
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@Evgeni Trenev The mast will be made from a thick carbon fiber tube. Both the mast and the keel will be connected to inner structure made from aluminum. I am not sure I can use ropes when the wing is free-rotating. You can see the keel with weight…"
Nov 7
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@Evgeni Trenev The mast will be made from a thick carbon fiber tube. Both the mast and the keel will be connected to inner structure made from aluminum. I am not sure I can use ropes when the wing is free-rotating. You can see the keel with weight…"
Nov 7
Evgeni Trenev commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"Hello, look at this construction . I think you need to reinforce the mast with steel ropes (forestay, backstay and shrouds) and also maybe the hull it's better to be more  wide.  Do you have heel with weight ?"
Nov 7
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"@Ed Thanks :)"
Nov 7
Andy Osusky commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"Thanks! :)"
Nov 7
Ed commented on Andy Osusky's blog post Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept
"I'm very happy to see you didn't give up. I wish all the success"
Nov 6
Andy Osusky posted a blog post

Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept

One year has passed since I launched the autonomous boat OpenTransat that has attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean and I wrote an article about it. The boat is lost in the ocean after being hit by crazy storms, but I didn't give up. Currently, I am working on the next sailboat with improved hardware and software and a more robust construction. Below is the picture of the design which…See More
Nov 6

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I am building a fully autonomous sailboat that will cross the Atlantic Ocean.
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Bratislava

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Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 7:30am 13 Comments

One year has passed since I launched the autonomous boat OpenTransat that has attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean and I wrote an article about it. The boat is lost in the ocean after being hit by crazy storms, but I didn't give up. Currently, I am working on the next sailboat with improved hardware and software and a more robust construction.…

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Autonomous Boat to Cross the Atlantic Ocean

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 8:00am 16 Comments

Over the last few months, I have been busy building a fully autonomous sailboat that attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

It was initially launched from Newfoundland heading towards Ireland. Although the initial attempt was not successful, I've gained a lot of extremely valuable…

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