My dream boat “Streamlined beauty”

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The Streamlined beauty boat in its modification – a front motor and a pulling propeller – turned out to be as close in design and spirit as what I tried to express in this product. The enclosed cockpit and the propeller face perfectly complement the sleek lines of the late thirties seaplane. The feeling of driving is just a delight. And the appearance does not allow you to turn your eyes. I was inspired by the seaplanes that raced the Pavia Venezia race in the 1930s in Italy, and also the flying boats that raced the Schneider Trophy. In particular, the Macchi M.33 aircraft. The golden era of air and water racing. Great streamline design. This is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to do, especially without copying anyone, just taking as a basis the location of the engine above the pilot and the general dieselpunk atmosphere. I ended up with a wonderful small boat, balanced in composition, which gives an amazing feeling of uniqueness from owning it. I am very happy to share my joy with people. As a designer and artist, I can say that the boat is finished and does not need any addition or improvement. This body was originally going to be done with a motor in the back and with a beautiful aluminum tail and a motor in the front and a closed cockpit. Having driven on both variants and having estimated their appearance, I can say that the crazier, the better, and the front-engine layout wins 100 percent aesthetically and romantically, but a slightly inferior inconvenience. A slight inconvenience is associated only with a strong wind flow in the face, it is weakly deflected by a small windshield. However, I think this is more of a plus than a minus because this fact practically physically introduces you to those distant times when the pilots of boats and airplanes sat in half-open cockpits open to all winds. All in all, a great boat. Please enjoy the photos of the latest modification and watch the video of the trip.

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The first trip

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Today was the complete opposite of yesterday. If on Saturday I completed the trike with oppressive thoughts of this nature – but who needs it all? And where I this trike then den? etc. But today, after I successfully tested the device and plenty of rolling, I had a positive attitude and a clear plan for what to do next. First you need to finish with the cab, install a speedometer, a tachometer. You need a rear-view mirror and check the brakes, too, that they at the end of the tests began to creak. The second is to plan a trip to the beach, sagitate your comrades and try to properly disperse it along the sand and also to pass the route I have planned, which for the time being remains a secret. The third is to start gathering information, materials and parts for building a tricycle suitable for public roads, of course with a conventional motor, preferably a car and a drive for the rear wheels. The picture of such a device is attached below.

In general, I am very happy with today. I thank God for the good weather and the absence of obstacles. Thanks to my brother Vyacheslav, for arriving, photos vbideo. Thanks to Ernest, who accompanied me on a motorcycle and helped me measure the speed on a straight line, which by the way was able to develop on a 200 meter straight 67 km per hour. I think that at a longer distance the device will give a larger figure. The amortization worked very well. The steering is tolerable but it could be better. The device is stable in the speed dial, it keeps the direction well. I’m very pleased! I hope there are still a lot of joyful minutes in the work on debugging and traveling on this glorious device that completely came out of my imagination…

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