Random question thread

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Boston, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    seems that one element of thread drift that is particularly irksome for some members is the random question

    so I thought it best to have a place to ask questions that come to mind while on other threads but dont necessarily belong there

    my personal random question for today would be

    I dreamed it up while reading the Axe Bow concept thread but as certain members have previously made overtures of keeping threads on track I thought it wise to simply create a space to ask the occasional random question

    cheers and best of luck
  2. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    "Random answer" to your question: In most cases, the meteorological institute(s) covering the area will have statistics available. The wave topography can vary considerably between neighbouring waters, and it is very interesting to see how the local, traditional, "old-time" work/fishingboat shapes actually reflect the environmental differences!
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    Great idea, Boston.

    When I was reading the thread about guys who converted sailboats to outboard-powered fooling-around boats, I wondered if they cut off the keels. (I'm trying to decide what to do with an Illusion 12 hull I dragged home.)
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    Why do my keys/wallet/TV remote always go missing and turn up in odd places?

    Why in hell do people show up on Jerry Springer and Povich to be internationally humiliated in front of millions of people??

    And since when am I a senior member?
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    If I build a concrete boat in the woods will it float?
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    Why is there air?

    Sorry; I'm a Bill Cosby fan and couldn't help myself.:p

    I actually think this is a good idea for a thread.
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    If you build a concrete boat in the woods and it falls over on you, will some one hear the screams and call 911 or do you deserve it for building a concrete boat in the woods?

    I was really hoping someone could help me with the skin rejuvenation cream thing, because I need a place to keep my wallet and keys when taking a shower at the gym.
  10. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    and the abuse begins
  11. Frosty

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    Saw this question is a science magazine today and it got me thinking.

    Can it get so cold that fire will not burn? And or could it get so cold that a fire that would burn under normal circumstances not burn.

    If you need 3 things for fire -fuel/ heat/ oxygen then if the heat is taken away then the fire will go out,--no?
  12. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    answer is yes
    at absolute zero oxygen is a solid
    IE no molecule motion = no chance of combustion
    heat is friction friction is motion
    no motion no heat and no heat = no combustion
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  14. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    ok how about a serious random question

    does anyone ever ship a boat overland on its side

    what I mean is if the beam is to wide or requires a more expensive transport has anyone just built a cradle and shipped there boat on its side assuming that gets it to within highway specs for cheaper transport
    I could brace the **** out of the interior and build a cradle that supports at every bulkhead
    leave off the lead, engine and stuff that would not do well inverted for the trip
    still be able to build it here where I live and then drive it to the water

    36' loa
    11+ beam
    looks like about 9' keel to cabin top
    hell under 10 its just a sign says wide load

    I am presently looking at a shoal draft yawl and its beam is 11+' but its ttl height it less than 10
    so if I transported it to its launch point upright it would cost me a fortune
    but if I transported in on its side then it would cost me a lot less

    no chase cars
    no blinking lights
    no special permits

    what do you say folks
    anyone turned one on its side to get it into the drink

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