4350 miili läbimine lainete abil – Suntory Mermaid II

Jaapanlane Ken-ichi Horie on otsustanud ette võtta järjekordse merereisi. Seekord on eesmärgiks sõita Havailt Jaapanisse oma uue paadiga, Suntory Mermaid II. Omapäraseks teeb kolme tonnise katamaraani asjaolu, et ta liigub edasi lainete mõjul. Kui jaapanlasel õnnestub omapärase paadiga läbida 4350 miili, siis jõuab tema nimi ka Guinnessi rekordite raamatusse, kui kõige pikema teekonna läbinud inimene lainejõul edasiliikuva alusega.

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At the heart of the record-setting bid is the Suntory Mermaid II, a three-ton catamaran made of recycled aluminum alloy that turns wave energy into thrust. Two fins mounted side by side beneath the bow move up and down with the incoming waves and generate dolphin-like kicks that propel the boat forward. "Waves are a negative factor for a ship-they slow it down," says Yutaka Terao, an engineering professor at Tokai University in Japan who designed the boat's propulsion system. "But the Suntory can transform wave energy into propulsive power regardless of where the wave comes from." 

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