Bug-out boat, really?
Our initial scoffing aside, we have bowed to pressure from some folks who are adamant about having a 'go to' place when there are unexpected events by natural or human havoc. It can be parked on land, trucked elsewhere, float in a pond or ply lakes and coastal waters.
Pluses of the boat are:
Totally Electric Powered Solar (TEPS)tm for zero fuel coast and zero footprint.
Slow travel over vast distances is better than no travel due to lack of fossil fuel.
Refrigeration and air conditioning keeps people, food and interior environment healthier.
Shallow draft of 1/2 meter goes where kayaks paddle.
No limit to the boat's range.
Ability to store electrical energy for night or cloud conditions.
Low air draft under 2.5 meters allows access to waterways having a low tree canopy.
No noise from the electric motors allows stealthy passages.
Efficient monohull allows speed and control from dead slow to 7 knots. An ICE auxiliary can be added.
TV, sonar, radar, chart plotters, communications, flir and other sight assist devices are electrically enabled.
Easy to anchor and beach. Video demonstrates the capability (shows an IC engine at center, now removed).
With the water purifying system, rain collection, fish, flora and fauna, there is food supplementation.
The fully composting head negates pump out and water pollution.
Solar water heater for the separate shower in the head.
Full galley with induction and microwave cooking for low interior heat gain.
Take a moment to think about how you could use the MOG TEPS boat for you, your family or community. A great advantage as a humanitarian aid in a challenging situation.
The boat is virtually self sustaining, has the ability to move within the greater marine environment and has a comparatively small natural and visual footprint. With such a clean set of lines, the boat may be produced in any of the accepted boat construction methods.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Type of entry:individual
Number of times previously entering contest:3
George's favorite design and analysis tools:Exa, Solid Works
George's hobbies and activities:25 years on this project & Buell motorcyle racing
George belongs to these online communities:Badweb, Sportwin, C4
George is inspired by:Nearly 80% of the world's population is within 100 kilometers of oceans. Emergency clinics & hospitals are needed for that population during a crisis.
Hurricane Katrina and Sandy were proof of the insurmountable suffering endured by hundreds of thousands of people without access to small dry clinics that could have been positioned immediately following the storms. Communities cut off completely by only 1 to 2 meters of still water. As the water recedes, so do the boats or they can remain level with the ground.
Thousands suffered because of insufficient outreach treatment, in their immediate location, that could loiter in an area and visit hundreds of homes a day. Personally dispensing medicine, physical support and mental support is paramount.
Although over 30,000 were evacuated by helicopter in New Orleans alone, more effective search, recovery and immediate medical assistance could have been performed using the shallow water self generated powered boats.
Many more people could have been serviced right in their local area and triaged for a more orderly removal, especially for elderly, juvenile and injured survivors. The boats, with radios and GPS could pass on critical information to air and wheeled vehicles better suited elsewhere.
Boats could also furnish small amounts of fresh made water and lowering typhoid and cholera incidence.
The need for a portable, self energized & powered clinic/hospitals fanning out over large areas is an idea so far removed from current search & rescue, that its critical implementation is completely unseen.
Medical & technical solutions are useless unless transported to the site needed including responders versed in their use. Just helicopters are not the answer, self powered lightweight air transportable boats are the answer.
Software used for this entry:Medusa solids modeling CAD & CAM