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  • Vessel design

    The rules say:
    • Surface: The vehicle must float or use ground effect of the water. Mostly submerged/flying vehicles are forbidden for use as primary autonomous platform.

    My question is: we have used a semi submersible design for some time, sometimes called SWATH design. In some respect it is similar to an extreme version of a catamaran.

    The principle is seen here:

    Source: Wikipedia. Link with more info on SWATH:

    Our version look like this:

    Click image for larger version  Name:	AquaPlatf.jpg Views:	0 Size:	187.3 KB ID:	2867

    Would such a design be OK given that it satisfies the weight and dimension requirements? The vessel will always float and the water level will be somewhere at the vertical columns.

    I think i understand what the rules intentions are, but I want to be sure I understand them correctly since "Mostly submerged" is a bit vague.
    Last edited by Ottar Osen; 01-01-2020, 06:59 PM.

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    Yes, based on the above pictures, your design will be fine.

    Please let me know if you have additional questions. Thank you.