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    hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!
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    wow. what possible reason could they have for that configuration?

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    Oil spill recovery.
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    Bottsand class ships of the German Navy.
    http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/...splits-in-two/

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    Is that the ship ACB was talking about? The one with the stuffed welds?

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    I will say this - the hinge between the hulls must be something to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    I will say this - the hinge between the hulls must be something to see.
    Its seatbelt webbing wedged into 2x.

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    Can you call her a lady after she does that in public?
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    ^ made me snicker!
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    ^ LOL for me.
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    ^me too.
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    It must be Phil Bolger's folding schooner writ large.


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    Ok, but would not two booms have been easier.. _and_ cheaper?


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    My understanding of the design is that it is to be able to operate in sea conditions that would overwhelm containment booms. I don't know how well it has worked out in practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    My understanding of the design is that it is to be able to operate in sea conditions that would overwhelm containment booms. I don't know how well it has worked out in practice.
    Must be some massive hinge at the back. Bigly Huuge hinge.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    That's bizarre. There must be a better way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Must be some massive hinge at the back. Bigly Huuge hinge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    I will say this - the hinge between the hulls must be something to see.
    Indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    that looks like a model, is it really real or Trump real?

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    It is real. I remember reading about the design in Marine Technology a long time ago.

    Phil Y, there is always a better way. Think it up, patent it, and make some money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    It is real. I remember reading about the design in Marine Technology a long time ago.

    Phil Y, there is always a better way. Think it up, patent it, and make some money...
    Im thinking an actual boat shaped thing as the primary vessel, with big lobster claws out the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Indeed!
    Yep, put that in any sort of swell and it will try to twist itself into two.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Yep, put that in any sort of swell and it will try to twist itself into two.
    I'm envisioning a forged axle with some massive trunions to withstand that sort of leverage - either that or something that allows for large amounts of relative motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Can you call her a lady after she does that in public?
    Well the ship is probably twin screw (at least)...
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    Make a great start line boat
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    I wonder what the order is to split the ship? I can hear a Monty Python like voice:

    Mr. Swallowren. Prepare to split the ship.

    Prepare to split ship!

    Split Ship.

    Split Ship!

    Splitting ship, sir.


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