Wave Propulsion used in 5000 miles cruise

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by rwatson, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

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  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    "Looks like a lot of complicated gear to do 1.5 knots - but hey, it worked!"

    A bottle or lost sea land container goes about the same speed!

    FF
     
  3. marshmat
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    Seems like an interesting publicity stunt at least.

    But as Fred says, a not-quite-sunk isocontainer is just about as fast, and a lot less complex.

    Somehow eating curry and rice (well, plus the occasional squid) for three months beyond sight of land doesn't really appeal to me.... especially in a boat that had a sail (that wasn't used) and a diesel engine (that also wasn't used).
     
  4. SheetWise
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    SheetWise All Beach -- No Water.

    A bottle or lost sea land container goes about the same speed!

    Yes -- but you have to give some credit for going in your chosen direction.
     

  5. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Yes -- but you have to give some credit for going in your chosen direction.

    There IS land at each side of the ocean.

    Think of the navigation costs and hassles saved!

    Go with the flow!

    FF
     
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