is this a real modern container ship hull shape? looks very unbalanced front to rear.

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  1. jehardiman
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    Anyway...back on topic.
    A GMC Yukon is ~9.6 lbs/ft^3
    Dry wood chips are ~27 lbs/ft^3
    A maximum loaded 40ft ISO container has a density of 27 lbs/ft^3
    Coal is 40-58 lbs/Ft^3
    Wheat is ~48 lbs/ft^3
    Crude oil is ~56 lbs/ft^3
    Paper ~ 74 lbs/ft^3
    Dry Portland cement 85-95 lbs/ft^3
    Taconite pellets are ~174 lbs/ft^3

    Edit: See also Stowage factor - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowage_factor
     
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  2. Saqa
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    I likev how you word that, tell you what, around here we have our dinners dinner swimming around in a tank on our boats ;)
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Hard to do with pelagics, I guess.
     
  4. SamSam
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    Swimming in a tank is fine, eating live bats not so much.
     
  5. SamSam
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    I used to make fish boxes for commercial fishermen who would net vast quantities of common bottom feeding carp out of Lake Pepin ( AKA the twin cities septic tank) and ship it out East labeled as Pepin Perch. This was years before the EPA existed and PCB oil was a standard dust remedy for gravel roads.
     

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    I'd doubt they are eaten live, all the flapping would disturb the side dishes. :eek:
     
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