Mike Sheppard’s Trireme
“Mediterranean Galley” featured on cover of Model Boats Magazine, May 2008 (with article inside) built by Club visitor Mike Sheppard.
Mikes Comments: A trireme, 5′ long 30″ wide with 66 working oars in two banks with the third, lower bank shipped. GRP hull with wooden upper works. Two big battery packs and a car wiper motor drive the mechanics through a set of chains and sprockets. Has two cannons which fire blank cartridges. Radio gear is a custom made UHF 9 channel system with Electronize speed controller and 6 servos. A real show stopper on the water but HATES WIND!