Vertical Sailing Craft to circumnavigate Antarctica at 1 knot

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rwatson, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    My suggestion would be to drift the Polarstern around Antarctica to meet the polar pod's research goals, might add some wind turbines and batteries for the internal energy usage instead of running the diesel gensets during the drift expedition, just to green wash the image a bit . . . .

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    ‘‘ 18 December 2002, German polar research vessel POLARSTERN in Atka Bay, Antarctica during supply of Neumayer-Station ’’
     
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  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    The whole concept of the Polar Pod is poorly thought out for a two years drift trip around Antarctica, at least as described on their website...

    ‘‘ photovoltaic cells ’’

    Photovoltaic cells aren't of any use in the dark southern winter, and if they can do without them in winter, then they don't need them in summer, it's just like the lack of installed power for the fake electric emergency propulsion which they think to have, what the heck is the famous polar explorer Jean-Louis Etienne thinking where he wants to go this time . . ? ?
     
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