An amphibian pedal/solar/sail micro-trimaran, designed for technomadic
The Microship is back!
I really need to bring this page into the current century with a
WordPress installation... sorry for this ancient static cobwebsite.
I've just updated this with a text editor and FTP client, and it is
just like being in the Microship lab in the late '90s! I just posted some current photos at the Nomadness blog, now that the boat is sitting in the Port of Friday Harbor with a URL pointing to this site.)
Anyway, the infamous amphibian pedal/solar/sail micro-trimaran created by
Nomadic Research Labs (with the help of 160 corporate sponsors, hired
consultants, and dozens of volunteers) lay idle
for over a decade, while I turned my attention to ships big enough
to support open-ended global voyaging. I had come to accept
that I will never launch the expedition that drove the
Microship project from 1993 through 2003, concluding that she should find a new skipper.
But in early June of 2013, I changed my mind, and have been playing in the
waters of the San Juan Islands... getting some mileage (and excitement)
out of this huge labor of love. I am now working on a way
to integrate the geekly boatlet more fully into a technomadic lifestyle.
Here is some OLD information from the Microship-development epoch:
about the substrate and a retrospective
of the 10-year project
More recent news is at this Nomadness blog post. But as of late 2015, I am working on integrating the Microship into a 50-foot mothership... and the best place to go for news
is my primary site front door at Microship.com (as this page is getting seriously ancient).