Effective Boats

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Guest, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I need to build a boat that will have the largest ratio of the weight it can hold to the weight of hte boat itself.
    We are only allowed to use laminar materials and no pressurised containers.
    The boat only has to flaot for an hour or two so it does not have to be very durable.
    What would be the best hull design, and the best materials to use?
     
  2. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    What would be the point of this exercise if we did the work for you? You will get a better response if you post your ideas for comments. I do hope you share your results with us.

    Gary :D
     
  3. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Be fair, Gary - some folks just don't get the "learn by doing" system at all. I've seen kids who just plain can't imagine a world where they had to think, I mean, like, teachers should TELL you stuff, right?

    Ri-i-i-ght......

    Steve
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Guest:
    Start by separating the problem into sections. For example, what the cargo density and shape is.
     
  5. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Does the boat have to travel anywhere, or does it just sit until disintegration?
    If just sitting, think about why a raindrop is the shape it is. ;-)
    (No. I won't "help", but I will allow myself to drop hints...)
     
  6. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    As long as we are discussing things, help a non engineer with laminar material construction. Dose this mean just the skin no other support?
     

  7. rjmac
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    A box... shape. Foam Core/Polyester

    If all it is going to do is sit there.....

    Angled Gunwalls (30Deg?)....
     
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