Jellyfish swarm cripples Norwegian ferry's engines

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Squidly-Diddly, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    how about powerful acid into ballast tanks, then buffer

    with mild alkali?

    The acid would turn the crust into soup, then the alkali would make the soup non-toxic and dis chargeable.

    Yeah, you need to work out how you add the alkali without turning your boat into an acid-bomb.
     
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    They needed a hovercraft, pretty simple.:cool:
     

  3. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Kach22i, I've always thought an air-cooled car type radiator

    on a boat could solve a lot of problems I keep hearing about.

    However, most marine engines tend to run at a far higher "duty cycle" and I don' t think most auto cooling systems could keep up...but even double radiators of automotive cost would be cheaper than anything "marine" spec-ed.
     
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