Friday, July 25, 2008

Ship 41 Interlux Challenge Project Review To Date..

To date the scouts have designed three versions of the flotsam scoop; first, a simple basket on the end of a telescoping pole, second, the same basket with a clam shell arrangement and thirdly, a simple basket with one end open. The scouts have also tested a disposable net (potato sack).
The net and the open ended basket were both very successful. The net needs further modifications to make it easily removable from the holder - so we will proceed with flotsam net 1.01.
The commercially available expansion handles are not strong enough and cannot cope with the service demanded of the scoop. The custom built handle on model 1.02 worked perfectly and will be our standard going forward.
Now to make some minor refinements and get the project publicized.

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