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DateEventPlaces visited
2020 Pod Boats #5 added 600W electric outboard and undertook 30 mile round trip with 2* 2kWh recharging from grid mains to make a delivery and a collection Ocker Hill, Hawne Basin
2019 Assembled Pod Boat 5 and brought it to events "for sale".
Finished inside, had nephew stay in for a week.
Gunnel modifications required to fit outboard and strengthen further.
St Richards, Brownhills, bcbf, Stourbridge Bonded Warehouse, Ocker Hill, Blowers Green, 250 year Birmingham celebrations
2018 Pod Boat 4 on show at events with CAD pictures of Pod Boat 5
Placed order for parts for Pod Boat 4 and sorted details with manufacturer
St Richards, bcbf
2017 Pod Boat 4 on show at events, developed CAD further St Richards, bcbf
2016 developed CAD for new design for Pod Boats #5 onwards, including ideas how to avoid wedging in narrows and ease opening of doors bcbf
2015 Started CAD for new design for Pod Boats #5 onwards, to improve seals, make easier to assemble and improve features. bcbf
September 2014 Took Pod Boats #4 to Black Country Boating Festival and Tipton Festival,
with comments such as "What do you have in there?" - "A bicycle AND trailer AND workshop" would be the reply
bcbf Tipton
2014 Built Pod Boats #4 but 11' a little too long to register as a 10' tender
2014 Built Pod Boats #3 aka bicycle trailer top, attached to original wheels and chassis
September 2013 Took Pod Boats #2 to Black Country Boating Festival. With comments such as "It looks like a dog kennel" bcbf
Summer 2013 Built Pod Boats #2, great as an open boat or covered for small item storage (used for storing firewood)
Summer 2013 Built Pod Boats #1, a coracle, to test some ideas, a bit small for adult use
10 Jul 2013 Registered as a limited company in England and Wales number 8603484 Companies House, 3rd party incorporation services
Jan-Jul 2013 Attended courses at University (Birmingham & Aston) on starting your own business Talent pool, Low carbon incubator, B:seen
25 Apr 2013 Registered design IPO,
from 5 Jan 2010 The idea behind these pods grew out of the Haiti earthquake situation where people died and were made homeless because cheap construction methods were used to make simple boxes with no diagonal reinforcement. Haiti on TV
c2000 Saw a TV program about bucky balls and their strength. Thought the (enlarged) sturcture could be good for living in. Science on TV

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