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Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by C3NTR1, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. C3NTR1
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    Humans of the Naval world, we ask for guidance as we look to begin our project for the design class. The idea is to try something that goes past the boundaries of our comfort zone and design a vessel for a mission (vessel type and mission type are not restricted). We were looking to try something that could potentially useful in future or a solution to a current problem.

    As an optimist, the first thing that came to mind was some sort of high tech vessel because the world seems to be moving towards that direction. Based on this we thought an autonomous merchant ship of sorts (still undecided) could be a path to follow. Optimist being a key word here and we have barely any experience in this field so we are looking for ideas and we thought who better to ask than experienced people/ seasoned vets of the game.

    If this seems to be a huge task we are open to ideas that solve modern day problems. Thank you!
  2. rwatson
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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    What is your comfort zone?
  4. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    Without a proper SOR, all you will get is mush, as a it matches your question!
  5. kerosene
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    My guess is its a design school as in product design. They want to create pretty futuristic renders and pretend they as visualists (*) can bring a revolution to a field thiusands of professionals work at developing.
    4 months later on Gizmodo website we see the renders of a hydrofoil tanker powered by solar cells.
  6. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Current navigation equipment essentially make passages autonomous. There are areas and duties that need human intervention because of the variable count, but the bulk of the passage could and is currently automated, in modern large vessels.

  7. Mr Efficiency
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    I have the name for the theoretical vessel, M.V. Wafflewords. Other than that, I can't help.
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