How to build boat to carry a single shipping container?

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  1. CarlCalc
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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    I think the weight required to be carried, needs to be specified, as does the centre of gravity of the load, if a heavy one, whether traversing sheltered water or not, etc etc. So many variables, including the method of loading and unloading.
     
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    Weight = 27,600 kg. the center of gravity may vary some. It would be on the open ocean. Method of loading and unloading is crane.

    Would there be any differences if it were for a sheltered waterway?
     
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    A sheltered waterway will not require the stability of open ocean use. Unless you are loading the containers yourself, and able to control the center of gravity when loaded, you should consider the worst case scenario where the CG is near the top.
     

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    Sounds like you need a 50' barge, with plenty of beam, just in case the COG is higher than desirable. That is a lot of weight to deal with, above waterline. I suppose considering the container is lifted and dropped in by crane, you could have it in a well, down below waterline, that would simplify the stability issues, but then keeping water out of the boat becomes a problem.
     
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