Ship 41’s design in the Boat US competition is moving ahead in the voting. Your vote really counts, please go to http://boatus.org/design/vote/ and vote under Richard G., Sea Scout Ship 41. Thank you…..
A quick update. You may now vote for the Sea Scout entry in the Boat US life jacket design competition. Help the scouts move ahead with your vote, go to
http://www.boatus.org/design/vote and look for Richard G. and the Sea Scout Ship 41 entry. Thanks in advance, Skipper.
Selected as a finalist out of 250 submissions.
ith air temperatures soaring into the 80’s it is very tempting to get the boats out and go sailing but we now know better.
A link to the National Center for Cold Water Safety is here .
Blogging takes a lot – creating awesome content , designing , moderating comments , commenting on other blogs, guest posting , … And social media is just a part of it. There are over 200 social sites (at least according to Wikipedia ), but does this…
This past meeting the Sea Scouts were challenged to build an electric motor using a length of copper wire, a magnet and a AA battery. Very simple but it did demonstrate the electro-magnetic forces present to produce movement of the wire (armature).
It really worked, the trick was balancing the CU wire on the positive terminal of the battery.
As the ice on Lake Erie melts and is broken up by spring storms we are transitioning back into our STEM adventure of exploring electricity and wind turbines at our regular Tuesday meetings.
http://www.tumblr.com/blog/bayseascouts This link will take you to a short video of the wave action breaking up the ice. You can imagine how powerful the waves are.
Spring officially started a couple of days ago but in Bay Village we know it is on the way because; the turkey vultures have arrived. A whole “kettle” of them fly up and down the shoreline searching for carrion.
The first ore boat of the 2014 shipping season has been sited off the shores of Bay Village. With the Lake Erie over 95% covered in ice it has been a difficult season for the shipping industry. A busy one for the USCG ice breakers.
The one thing we have leaned this winter is that to go iceboating conditions have to be just right. The ice is the number governing factor, it cannot be too rough.
A nice smooth clear ice that is 8 inches thick is ideal for an iceboat and to reach speeds of 50-60 MPH you need a good breeze of 10+ MPH.
You may have good ice and a nice breeze but then you need the space too. Is does not take long to travel a good distance at 40-50 MPH.
So this year while it has been bitterly cold we have learned that iceboating takes the right conditions and a lot of patience.