Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sea Scouts to Submit "Rolling Tide" to Guinness World Records

At the suggestion of an ardent fan of Sea Scout Ship 41, "Rolling Tide" is going to be submitted to the Guinness World Records organization.  We are going to research which category it might fall under and submit an application.



Above is a picture of  "Rolling Tide" heading home after the Great Lake Erie Boat Float competition in which it won Most Artistic Design Award.  Stay tuned for the next appearance of this unique Sea Scout vessel, the Bay Village Bicentennial Parade on October 10, 2010.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Sea Scouts Winners at Plastic Recycling Awareness Event

Congratulations Sea Scout Ship 41, winner of the Best Artistic (read Creative) Design Award at the Great Lake Erie Boat Float.  The event was sponsored by the Metro Parks and the Cleveland Natural History Museum to high light responsible disposal of plastic waste.



The photo above shows part of the crew moving "Rolling Tide", made from over 500 Tide bottles, across the beach to the start line at the waters edge. (Be sure to watch the video below.)


Final float (race) instructions were given by Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation as "Rolling Tide" patiently sits at the waters edge.


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And they were off, as you see from the above video "Rolling Tide" was out of the starting gate very quickly and was easily in the lead with 2/3 of the course still to do.


Then at the halfway mark the wind picked up and it was very difficult to keep "Rolling Tide" on course. Our driver, Nate, did a valiant job but eventually handed over to Gabe who brought the vessel back to the beach at the back of the pack in time for the awards ceremony. 

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The crew, with Nate holding the trophy for the Most Artistic (read Creative) Design. Well done Sea Scouts.


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Rolling Tide Sea Trials a Big Success for Sea Scouts.

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Labor Day saw the scouts busy putting the final touches to Rolling Tide. As you see below 25 feet lengths of Tide bottles were laid out and the vessel rolled over them as they were secured to the frame.


The launch of Rolling Tide occurred in front of a crowd of curious onlookers. Being Labor Day we had a large number of members atBay Boat Club all asking us what we were up to.  Everyone was most enthusiastic and wished us all the best. Good promotion opportunity for Sea Scouts.


Once in the water Rolling Tide performed above and beyond all expectations.  It floated well and could even be turned in the water by the operators.


We did find however that with only one operator, Rolling Tide went a lot faster,obviously the formula: buoyancy x rotational speed is inversely proportional to weight is in play here. Watch the video below to see a demonstration of just how fast the vessel can move.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sea Scouts Ready to hit the Waves.

 This is the last load of Tide bottles delivered to our float boat building site.  Our many thanks to the DCO Department Leader at the P&G Lima plant. for assisting us in obtaining these these Tide bottles.


Now literally, "Rolling Tide" is ready for sea trials and then on to the competition. Sea Scout Ship 41 plans on  launching the vessel off the beach at Bay Boat Club on Labor Day afternoon. You can watch our activity on the club web cam. Since this is likely to be a very busy time with plenty of boating activity our launch will draw stares and questions from the curious. As Mr. Gash said, (this will be)"A good opportunity to highlight our program".