Voith Schneider propeller on a Winans Cigar ship

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  1. ConnClark
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    In an attempt to out do wacky design ideas that I have seen on here that go no where, I put forth the following: A Winans Cigar ship with a Voith Schneider propeller units fore and aft. Naturally we will have to do away with the steam engine and use diesel engines with a snorkel since the decks tend to go awash in heavy seas. (lounging on deck is overrated, ask anyone from Seattle or London)

    Am I missing anything to make this a resounding success?

    Edit: I forgot link to info on Cigar ships

    http://www.vernianera.com/CigarBoats.html
     
  2. jehardiman
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    Lots if osmium...
     
  3. ConnClark
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    Osmium is a little expensive at $36 a gram. Its much cheaper around here to get depleted uranium at $1.11 a gram.

    Whats your opinion on using Rubidium for leak detection?
     
  4. jehardiman
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    No any type of float switch or wet probe will work. But, I wasn't kidding about the ballast. You should do a motion study. There is reason modern submarines are designed for 60 dergee rolls on the surface.
     

  5. kach22i
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    Cool stuff, never seen it before.

    Some of the low profile drug smuggler craft and semi-submersible military craft of North Korea may interest you.

    I've posted images of them in the Off-Topic thread of Random Pictures.
     
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