New propulsion concept

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  1. wardd
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    If you were to toss big rocks off the stern, how many and how big to go a thousand miles?
     
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    It would require more than your available displacement.
     
  3. Landlubber
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    ....wouldn't it depend on how many you tossed off.....and how often......and anyhow what is this about....rock tossing stopped in the 19th century, it was called balast then, lots of little bream feeding mounds are all over the world because of them......old ballast heaps.
     
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    Nice idea. :D
     
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    ....I would expect that the rocks could be stored in ya head.
     
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    If ye stored 'em in ya head, ye'd ha'e n'place t'go, and hangin' it o'er the side could prove perilous! :D
     
  7. wardd
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    what if you had a bulk carrier following you with a trebuchet tossing the rocks astern of you?


    come on there has to be a way to make this work
     
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    I think the main problem would be to find enough adulteresses to throw the stones at.
     
  9. wardd
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    then we have to get busy and create them

    I'm willing to create a few adulteresses
     
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    Call them Chicks of the Sea.
     
  11. larry larisky

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    one.
    since you didn't say the conditions i will say one, the wind pushing the sail boat will help to achieve the 999.9 miles left.
     
  12. hoytedow
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    One would work, if you were at the northern end of the Mississippi or a tributary river feeding it, especially if the rock were tied to the dock keeping the boat from moving downstream.
     
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    I think this idea rocks
     
  14. Submarine Tom

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    Don't 'ya know you shouldn't throw rocks?
     

  15. wardd
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    it's not a glass boat

    people that have glass boats shouldn't throw rocks
     
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