Whats wrong with these boats??

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Vulkyn, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Vulkyn
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    Some boats just look wrong to me (and i am no engineer) they seem unbalanced, badly designed or badly built.

    I figured when ever one looks "off" i would post it here and maybe learn a thing or two !

    This boat seems wrong, i am sure it is not meant to float like that !!
     

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  2. Vulkyn
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    Another ship that looks unbalanced, the stern seems to high as if its listing forward.

    Not sure if my observations are correct or not but that just doesn't seem normal ...
     

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    Most designers of big (relative term) power cruisers feel free to get pretty abstract. Owners want to show off with something thats very daring and original.
    The first example has some horrible graphics. The second is a lot more elegant looking.
    It's impossible to say if the bow-down condition is representative of the design waterline as intended. In a still photo, you may not see that there is a swell that is slowly rocking the boat. Nor whether the photo was shot much closer than it appears using quite a wide angle lens. This would make the boats stern end appear bigger than it really is. Also, the boat seems to me to sit nicely enough.
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    I'll have a guess, they're floating on the Dead Sea and the waterline is all wrong ? :D
     
  5. Vulkyn
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    Its a still bay and its a normal camera shot no wide angle.

    The reason i took the 2nd picture was that the stern seemed to be to high off the water. It is meant as a diving platform but there is a clear big gap between the platform and the water level.
     
  6. Bijit Sarkar
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    While the aesthetics may differ from mine or your sense of what is the nice shape of a boat, I am sure these meet the stability and strength criteria. Such a big boat would not be built without approval/supervision of classification society rules.

    The boat may be without ballast/provision/crew/fuel and riding very light in water. However, the stern still looks like something I would not like in any of mine. :)
     
  7. Vulkyn
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    Actually that is exactly what happens, most of these boats are built with out any approval from any formal body. To get a licence is a matter of paper work.

    I have seen some boats list badly when they where just launched, one had to be filled with ballast to balance it.
     
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    Another picture from the stern for boat one.

    I am sorry but that is just wrong :S
     

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    It looks like a party boat. What is the inscription on the side?
     
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    In the protection of God .... something tells me its not a party boat ....
    I guess it could be the boat's name ...
     
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    Thanks.
     
  12. daiquiri
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    Look like the boat owner is pretty aware of the situation he got into. ;)
     
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  13. Vulkyn
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    LOL @ daiquiri !!!

    I can't find some of the photo's i took of some really shoddy workmanship and design ... some boats have no right being in the water .....
     
  14. SamSam
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    That's a pretty big boat for 1 outboard.
     

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    Yah .... im also sure that have the propeller is probably half out of the water ....
     
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