Lun design

from Roko and Adrian link



Phil Bolger, Lun designer:

"Lun had inherent positive buoyancy, and we would expect the wood/epoxy structure to float indefinitely even if completely flooded"

"If she was completely flooded from compromised envelope, and the balloons not inflated, she would float awash and be very difficult to spot in rough water, especially if she was in one of the bottom-up scenarios."


Steve Najjar, Lun builder:

"Please rest assured that no expense -- and no effort -- was spared in the construction of the LUN. I am confident that the boat exceeds its design strength, and is fully capable of what it wasintended to do -- to cross the Atlantic Ocean"