Captain’s Log – Day 594

The main working table is ready and I slowly start to unpack. Pretty cold these days, fortunately with a lots of wind. The wind generates more energy, so I can turn the heater on without worrying of battery drain.
Stay tuned, because all parts for the new hull are ready and soon I’ll start to assemble.

Captain’s Log – Day 592

Two years ago, we’ve started an ambitious project to explore the Sea, observe its magnificence and problems and share them with you. Today we finally found the right way to do it, without spending millions.
Our Lab is ready, the concept is coming to a life (creating the first prototypes) and the crowdfunding campaign is now ON, prepared some amazing rewards for every help. Check it our…

Captain’s Log – Day 580

We are working on the presentations these days. After we finishing the lab and provide its basic requirements for electricity, light and work space, we focus on funding the project. We are preparing to launch a campaign in Indiegogo platform, as well as to present our project on some local business and organizations. Cross fingers, we will need all of your “good luck” wishes!

Captain’s Log – Day 583

Today my brother came to Varna and helped to prepare the material for the big working table we build for our laboratory. It was cloudy and cold, but we managed to work for a couple of hours. You also can see water inside on the floor. In the morning, a heavy rain tested the lab’s cover for the first time. No water from the roof, but the unfinished “YTONG” insulation let the water from outside in. Not a big deal, we will fix it soon.

Captain’s Log – Day 577

A shot of inspiration today almost changed the entire concept of the project. Me and Stiliyan discussed an unique design of solar sailing drone, capable to dive underwater. It will bring the sea exploration on a new level, never seen before…
Fortunately, after a hard workout training, good food and a couple of hours sleep, I decide to keep the current work, finishing the catamaran as it was planned, testing all of the technologies on it, and then step-on to the deep sea.

Captain’s Log – Day 575

I was so excited of coming home, that I completely forgot to update the project’s log. Nine days since I’ve returned in Varna. Weather is nice and warm, but we pray for few more sunny days to be able to cover our laboratory. Same time the drawing of the bone structure is ready and I’ll bring it to the laser cutting company tomorrow. If everything is by plan, the end of this week we will “harvest” the first fruits of several months hard work. Stay tuned, I will try to update more often. Cheers!

Captain’s Log – Day 556

Last days in Scotland are some of my best here. Few times left for me to be in the Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club. Yestedrday we’ve learned some of the basic sailing knots, having an hour pure fun… I’ve wiling to learn knots from a long time, but didn’t try. This evening it just happen so fast and naturally. And now I know how to tie everything… and everyone

Captain’s Log – Day 555

Time is ticking, counting the days left for my return in Varna. This one additional month, I’ve spend in Scotland, gave me the chance to take the rest of the parts we need for the lab and for the boat model.
– 5KW power inverter for the lab, which will transform the energy from the wind turbine (and batteries) to regular 220V;
– 2 x electric motors, 800W each, for the boat’s jet engines;
– Full HD camera for on-board underwater life-shooting;
– conductive copper type, for connecting the solar cells when building the sails;
– electronic controllers and equipment;
Time to pack-up. I start dreaming the sea, mermaids and rum, already. But because February is usually cold for the sea, it will be more rum than mermaids, when I come back. So RUM FOR EVERYONE! Cheers! 😁⛵🍻

Captain’s Log – Day 539

In the end of 2018, I can say, it was one amazing year for me, for The Rare Blue and for the people, involved and inspired from this project. Today, I am on work, spending time in the office between the two years. I am still working as a bank inspector, because the project is not yet ready to pay its thousands of dollars of costs. But this will change soon. The project is almost ready to take off. And when it happen, it will change our world for good, giving our children a great, happy and abundant feature.

Thank you everyone, for being with me all this days. Thank you my family, friends and partners, to handle my hand while I jump in the unknown, so I will not get lost. Thank you father, that you keep an eye on me from above, because I know I am very crazy in my decisions some time. THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU!

В края на 2018, искам да кажа е беше една страхотна година, за мен, за The Rare Blue и за всички, които са увлечени и вдъхновени от този проект. Тази вечер съм на работа, прекарвайки времето между двете години в офиса. Все още работя като банков инспектор, защото този проект не е готов да поеме сам хилядите левове разходи. Но това ще се промени скоро. Проектът е почти готов да излети. И когато го направи, ще промени нашия свят към по-добро, давайки на децата ни едно по-щастливо и изобилно бъдеще.

Благодаря на всички за това, че бяхте с мен всички тези дни. Благодаря на семейството, приятелите и партньорите си, че ме държат за ръка когато скачам в неизвестното, така че никога да не се изгубя. Бладоря тате, че ми хвърляш по едно око отгоре и ме пазиш от неприятности, защото знам, че вземам откачени решения често. БЛАГОДАРЯ ВИ! ОБИЧАМ ВИ!