The end of the world is near....... what Yacht will you build?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wellydeckhand, Jun 16, 2006.

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What u will choose if seawater rise 50M and u need to find other land but............

  1. Monohull Sail Yacht

    29.3%
  2. Monohull Motoryacht

    4.8%
  3. Monohull Motorsailer

    12.3%
  4. Catamaran Sail yacht

    17.1%
  5. Catamaran Motoryacht

    1.1%
  6. Catamaran Motorsailer

    10.8%
  7. Trimaran Sail Yacht

    12.0%
  8. Trimaran Motoryacht

    1.1%
  9. Trimaran Motorsailer

    4.6%
  10. Dont Know?

    1.4%
  11. Stay at land and hang on something

    0.9%
  12. Find a submarine........ hopefully

    4.6%
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  1. mydauphin
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    It looks like we are all going to be broke and tired by the time the end of the world gets here. People just want to go in peace. Give me a boat full of wine (propulsion not necessary) and woman, and we can party likes it 2012.
     
  2. wmonastra
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    Sounds like a good plan, peace is always a good option :)
     
  3. rwatson
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    Check out Buckminster Fullers 'floating cities' at

    http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/32021/the-city-airborne/

    A sphere when big enough, will actually fly from the warm air inside caused by the suns rays.

    I daresay it would float on water as well.
     
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  5. longcours62
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    Maybe the same one than the old man , yes you know him ...NOE !
    Whit also some young ladies for 'repopulate' the planet (or try:D)

    For the sphere I reed that on an anticipation book long time ago big spheres for replace the old 'Noah boat'.
    You still have time (may be ) for buy a second hand shere used in gaz industry... they are tick enough
    When I was young I thinking buy one for make a 'flotting home' somewhere in a nice lagoon.:p
     
  6. rwatson
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    The whole idea of a boat that would survive a world calamity is a myth unfortunately. Any 'survival mechanism' cannot survive for long without continuing technical support and materials.

    Its a bit like Kevin Costner in 'Waterworld', trying to find epoxy resin to repair his storm damaged trimaran - 30 years after the world was covered by water! Its not enough that no resin would survive that long, but where the heck would it have been stored ?

    Every material you can think of, for boat or sphere building, relies on a complex support and supply chain. Captain Cook in his wooden ship needed experienced carpenters and tradespeople to repair his bare bones ship. Steel needs electricity and wire or rods to effect repairs, Glass needs huge manufacturing and supply chains for quality materials.

    Its the 'small strategic' parts that will stop a craft first. Electrical components, fasteners and rope, break and wear out regularly. I have read cruising stories of boats held up for months when their engines break down in some pacific port.

    Still, it makes for some interesting mental exercise - great for keeping the brain working :=)
     
  7. westlawn5554X
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    hmmm...
     
  8. bntii
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    At the end of the world we will all be boating in bathtubs like god intended:

    There will be plenty to go around eh?
     
  9. Fernao
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    I want to build a junk rigged boat...
     
  10. longcours62
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    As proposed by someone on this forum , I just finish to read " lucifer's hammer" (it took four day with my poor english !)
    But for this type of "doom'sday' I can't even imagine one type of boat could survive at that !
    Or may be "polar bound" if deep somewhere in the Patagonia canal's ?
    And even in this book they forgot one "small" problem : after few undred nuclear weapons used and all nuclear power plants washed they just forgot ...radioactiity.
    For this type of doom'sday the maximum I can do it is : cross my fingers
     
  11. Fernao
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    I would build a junk boat.
     
  12. rwatson
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    Shades of "WaterWorld"

    It would have the advantage of not being 'desirable' by the bad guys.

    I have heard that if you travel a lot, you should put bits of gaffer tape on your phones and cameras and laptops, so they look broken. Thieves rarely bother with them.
     
  13. whitepointer23

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    i know its old, but its so good it should be read again.
     
  14. macka17
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    macka17 macka17

    Any sort of warfare involved with Fallout of any kind. On a Global scale.
    The lucky ones. are the dead ones. I reckon.

    Water unusable. food unusable. Sterility in 99% of usable crops.and people.
    and everybody with a weapon taking from everybody with a smaller one.
    Or none.
    No thank's...

    Natural disasters.
    Look at a stable load carrying long lived vessel.
    A large Fibreglass Cat Ketch in my eyes. with 2 x inboard and an outboard on rear.
    A LARGE Full Fuel bladder floating behind would be nice too.But probably not really viable..
    Lots of panels and wind Genny's with a coupla small desal units. Hand and Mechanical\motor operated.
    No matter where. You need drinkable water for sustenance.
    That'd have to be first requirement. With transport a close second..

    Nice to dream. But 99% won't have availability. or resources to do much at all.

    We. a lot of us in my age group. after going through the cold war. and Second World war prior to.
    Set up with a boat\Yacht. Mine was 34ft Steel Cutter. with lotsa Panels. Desal and a permanent 3 month rotating supply of food. Fresh Tinned and dry.
    Coupla suits of sails and repair gear.
    were ready to bolt. and be self sufficient for a long time.
    But modern warfare. on a scale big enuff to be global would. I think.
    With these third world country's having access to nuclear.
    Be a one way trip.

    I'm 70. if it comes. I'll be looking for the front line. Make sure it gets me first.
    Bin there. dun that thank you.
     

  15. longcours62
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    Sure , we could imagine any kind of (big)"problems" , may be the "lucky ones. are the dead ones" but it is in human nature , not, it is in the natural way to anithing to trying to survive.
    I don't believe at all a doomsday like hollywood like to make .(of course tomorow , even if I prefere after tomorow , an asteroide can hit the planet).
    But 'just' for the brainstorming it could be interresting to give an idea of what could be a "doomsdayboat".
    For exemple for Macka17 it could be a catamaran in fiberglass, for us a strong (like Polar Bound)) alloy mono hull.Sure in case of big fallout just the classic wooden boat could be repare just with wood, basic tools and muscles (like Spray orMarie-Therese II) but no problems us or Macka17 are old enought to thinking our boat wil probably survive longer than us....yesterday I saw one iron boat built in1894 and paint all is life with basic 'bitume'.
     
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