Weirdest propulsion system

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by gonzo, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Leo Lazauskas
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    your
    :p
     
  2. PAR
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    Every so often Leo . . . but not as a rule.
     
  3. Leo Lazauskas
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    I couldn't resist :)

    But to matters more serious...
    What legal sanctions is a naval architect subject to?
    I assume it varies a little from country to country, but given the international nature of the profession and the products and services, is there a general set of principles and guidelines that can be viewed online?
    (Or would it be better to ask in another forum?)

    Chears and regrads,
    Loe.
     
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  4. PAR
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    It's different in every country, but most can and will charge those seemingly responsible for an avoidable tragedy. An example would be a design that clearly upon investigation after an incident, shows a lack of acceptable stability or capacity.

    Leo, I'm sure you're aware of the builder of Excalibur was found guilty culpable manslaughter. This is evidence enough I think. Now each case is specific and this one suggests there's more to the story we don't know, but integrity was a main issue I believe.

    He later won an appeal with the appellate court declaring (rightly so) that he was unaware of the faulty work. The judge was actually reasonable saying ". . . This case would appear to be a case of manslaughter by omission . . ."

    In short, with this case the actual person(s) responsible, hid the crime and people died. It's unlikely they'll ever have the truth, but an indication of what can happen to a builder or designer and possibly why I'm in such a tizzy in another thread (spelling errors and all).
     
  5. Leo Lazauskas
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    So, essentially, no different to the sanctions that many engineers are subject to?
     
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  8. apex1

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    There is no such problem Mark. He understands us pretty well, and the "club members"* at least, understood his 178 attempts to introduce new laws of nature.


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    Yes, indeed!
     
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    LOL,
    Another way to measure our penises. If you send them the money to join, how many points does it remove from your score? I think Groucho Marx put it best.
     
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    Where does the libaility shift when that boat is fully classed..here in Asia you can get them to stamp anything and they do!
     
  12. gonzo
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    I would like to see examples of weird propulsion systems in this thread
     
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  13. powerabout
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    ok
    Early surface drive.
    A fuel barge that was used in Phuket 20 years ago had a long slot cut into the aft centre of the barge.
    There was a v8 nissan truck engine with radiator complete with clutch and trans mounted on an angle.
    At the u joint at the back of the trans a ladder frame was built hingeing either side of the ujoint.
    This frame had a thrust bearing right there and the long shaft say 10 foot down to the prop in a conventional skeg bearing and about a 24" dia prop.
    The ladder had an 'A' frame gantry mounted over it to lower this down into the water.
    I guess it worked
     
  14. yipster
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    yipster designer

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    whats weird? the side drive i had on my barge long ago? engine in bow shaft in crane, prop on the side, i say weird but time goes on as i read this
    http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgu...pulsion+ship&ndsp=20&hl=en&sa=N&start=20&um=1 and learn there are over 900 types of reactors, but promise to make only one nuc post
    rickover made a weird propulsion system in his days aqueous homogeneous reactor and some waterboiler can even called green i read soemwheres

    o yeah, how about the morph warpdrive eh..
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  15. gonzo
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    I remember in a 1950's Popular Mechanics a log barge with a Jeep connected by a chain on the wheel to a shaft. They went down the Congo river with it.
     
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