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 Forum: Sources and Reference Drawings  Topic: British Hovercrafts

 Post subject: Re: British Hovercrafts Posted: October 16th, 2017, 9:11 pm 

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Looks like bottom mines of some description

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 14th, 2017, 11:29 pm 

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It should be noted that the difference between a 5000 teu and a 20000 teu ship is huge difference in terms of dimension, mass and power requirements. Compare the 10.000 TEU Maersk Sovereign to the 20.000 TEU Madrid Maersk Maersk Sovereign Length: 331.98 m Beam: 42.80 m Draught: 14.5 m Power: 56,000 ...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Arleigh Burke Flight III - 3D concept

 Post subject: Re: Arleigh Burke Flight III - 3D concept Posted: October 13th, 2017, 10:44 pm 

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Yeah, long narrow hulls can have some really nasty wave interactions. Especially if the bow and stern flares significantly.
Parametric rolling is no joke

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: a ocean liner i came up with.

 Post subject: Re: a ocean liner i came up with. Posted: October 9th, 2017, 7:09 am 

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Nice work, however that propeller is a bad representation of a much newer one

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 6th, 2017, 3:33 am 

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Clear sight lines. According to IMO regulations you have to be able to see the sea two ship lengths or 500 meters, whichever is less, ahead of you. That's why the container stacks gets shorter forward of the bridge on all the container ships on your illustrations. The relevant regulations can be fou...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 5th, 2017, 8:05 pm 

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By the time you're close enough that the bridge wings become relevant for collision avoidance you're too close to do any collision avoidance on the vast majority of ships. The gear simply doesn't react fast enough. Heck, if you're that close suction and bow wave effects will have more power than any...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 5th, 2017, 7:47 pm 

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"They're used [when docking] because you need a clear view of the ships side when doing that [almost anything]..." Docking and/or collision avoidance, for example. Just sayin... These two things have nothing in common. Heck, they're taught as separate classes, at different semesters as far removed ...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 5th, 2017, 7:20 pm 

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Nah, bridgewings are a feature on pretty much all ships. They're used when docking because you need a clear view of the ships side when doing that

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: October 5th, 2017, 5:41 pm 

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I don't think a split layout is going to make sense on a ship of that size without the need for forward tankage. You're losing an entire cargo hold that way. I'm not sure how well hull shapes scales, you'll have to talk with Ace about that. Combined RORO and container carriers are a thing and there'...

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Birthday Thread mk3

 Post subject: Re: Birthday Thread mk3 Posted: October 4th, 2017, 8:40 am 

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Thanks guys. I'm finishing up my bachelor paper so it was a quiet affair.
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