The Solartanic was launched at the end of August, 2003 just in time to participate in the boat parade that is held as part of the Lake Boon Water Carnival (You can see the pictures from the boat parade in the "Photos" section).

While the boat sailed successfully, a number of items remained incomplete. The funnels were flat plywood cut outs and there wasn't much detail topside. The interior was rough with only unfinished plywood for seating.

After thinking about it over the winter, spring 2004 brought renewed work to produce "Rev 2.0" of the Solartanic. Key improvements include:
Solartanic Rev 2.0
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