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mmd
11-10-2017, 01:59 PM
http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/58c69865dd0895f03d8b4ffa/this-boat-has-suspension-so-it-can-go-fast-over-choppy-waves-without-making-people-seasick.jpg

http://www.instash.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Nauti-Craft-to-Present-Its-Marine-Suspension-System-at-Seawork-VIDEO.png

https://cdn.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/hydraulic-hull-suspension-boat-nauti-craft.jpg

switters
11-10-2017, 03:44 PM
So in keeping it stable for the seasick prone (had to look up what this thing is for) what are the trade offs?

AlanMc
11-10-2017, 03:46 PM
that's pretty neat looking. think it rides good?

mmd
11-10-2017, 04:08 PM
I expect that it rides quite nicely in a sea-state that it was designed for. If it exceeds wave height or speed planned-for, I suspect it goes all to hell in relatively short order. The trade-off that I see is mechanical complexity. We all know that boats beat the hell out of their hardware. When the hardware is exposed to seawater as well as being pounded to bits, I expect the maintenance and repair budget is high. Serviceability might be an issue, too. But this is just me talking out of my sleeve - it might be the next big thing.

LeeG
11-10-2017, 04:17 PM
Go slower

AlanMc
11-10-2017, 04:18 PM
I expect that it rides quite nicely in a sea-state that it was designed for. If it exceeds wave height or speed planned-for, I suspect it goes all to hell in relatively short order. The trade-off that I see is mechanical complexity. We all know that boats beat the hell out of their hardware. When the hardware is exposed to cog is seawater as well as being pounded to bits, I expect the maintenance and repair budget is high. Serviceability might be an issue, too. But this is just me talking out of my sleeve - it might be the next big thing.



haha, that reminds me of that movie The Hudsucker Proxy where the guy draws a circle as his next big "idead" and everyone makes fun of him (it turns out to be a hula hoop if you haven't seen it)

David W Pratt
11-10-2017, 04:58 PM
How many scopolamine patches equal its cost?

Breakaway
11-10-2017, 07:12 PM
I ran a boat, this one in fact, built by Statement Marine in which the liner ( the cockpit sole and the cockpit sidewalls) was suspended on springs both from the stringer and bulkhead tops below and also from the deck ( gunwale) above. The boat was a one-off, built to set a new speed record from NY to Bermuda ( which it did). Worked great at 60 knots in 4 footers.

But I am sure it would require disassembly of the boat and replacement of a corroded mess after three or five years in the salt. No way to really service the system. The boat in the OP looks to be more serviceable, since its suspension is exposed.

http://cdn.statementmarine.com/images/modelphotos/675x425/203-1329269453.jpg

http://cdn.statementmarine.com/images/modelphotos/675x425/205-1329269636.jpg


Kevin