Leaving aside causes, how does this boat rate?

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  1. balsaboatmodels
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    Ignoring activism, politics, and causes, how does this boat rate as a design?

    How would it rate as a design for its intended purpose?

    (this time I'm not interested in whether its purpose is right, wrong, indifferent, illogical, or logical. that's an issue of its own)

    Does its form follow its function?

    http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/22423/japanese whalers to face new enemy in godzilla/

  2. sabahcat
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    The old Nigel Irens "Cable and Wireless"
    I suppose it could be classed as a passagemaker eh?
  3. cthippo
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    "Cable and wireless adventurer?"

    That has to be one of the worst boat names I think I've ever heard!

    The boat is designed for sustained high speed cruising in a bluewater environment and so given her intended use in a search and intercept function it should probably work fairly well.

    Keep in mind her original design brief was to go around the world quickly and she was very successful at this. How well those abilities will translate into her new role remains to be seen.

    Given their focus on finding the factory ship it seems like something with a helicopter / seaplane capability would be better. An aircraft with surface search radar could cover a lot more space looking for the factory vessel than a fast surface ship would.
  4. Landlubber
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    ....it will do the job until the Japanese cut it in half too.........
  5. PAR
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    One little bump and she's going to be a catamaran.
  6. Fanie
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    Looks sharp - and pointy !
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  7. WickedGood

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    If you Knew Sushi like I knew Sushi

    For extended sojurns on the open sea it would be preferable to have a vessel of cheery construction to carry plenty of bear and Bar B Que.

    A design such as this may be better suited for Ramming Whaleing Boats

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    :D Can it be operated single handed? Due it's size it might need pro crew?
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  10. El_Guero

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    They take on volunteer crew.

    Some questions it would help to have prepared answers for:

    Do you have any experience ramming ships? Drowning? Swimming in Arctic waters?

    And of course, the one question you must get absolutely politically correct:

    Do you love California Rolls?
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  11. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Is that a Bumper Boat???as in Bumper Cars at the fair?
  12. dskira

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    I prefer the one in the background. It is more my kind of ship.

  13. hoytedow
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    The one in the foreground looks like it made a lousy pirate ship. Very impractical.
  14. Landlubber
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    Never take a knife to a gun fight.
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  15. El_Guero

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    You really need to watch the video.

    The ship tried to miss the boat, but they didn't get much turn started until they were on top of the boat.

    For some reason, all I could hear was Robin yelling, "Holy stupid, HOLD ON BATMAN!"
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