Interesting cargo ship

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  1. fallguy
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    Let me know if I am late and another thread exists.
     
  3. Will Gilmore
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    I like the idea. I hope it works out for them. I just learned, a few days ago, Kapok trees are a variety of Ceiba tree.
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    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    I've been following along with their undertaking pretty much since they started.
    Right now they are still on the rose colored path.
    When that path reaches its intersection with the highway of operational reality I believe the boat will end up with a big diesel engine.
     
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    Yeah, after reading some articles about it I'm not confident it's going to be a solid operation. Still, the ship itself is definitely cool.
     
  7. Rurudyne
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    Cool ship.

    Ferrocement up next ... again.
     
  8. rangebowdrie
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    Thought you guys might like an update on what's happening with the build;
     
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    Not sure why she is camera shy! Lovely young woman.

    I wish we could ask them questions.

    My big question is weather. It must rain there. They have shadecloth up, but it would seem like water would get into joins.
     
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  10. rangebowdrie
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    Any vessel built in that manner, (traditional planking on sawn or bent frames,) is really just a big wicker basket.
    Over time the planking and structure gets full of water.
    In the old days a designer would have in his "weight/balance" study a number called "soakage", knowing that
    the boat would suck-up water like a sponge.
    Not all that different from the building of the ships of Francis Drake or Columbus.
     

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    soakage eh

    cool..thanks
     
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