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    Default of course it fits??

    Transporting a superyacht to sea, with a few centimeters of space.

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    Default Re: of course it fits??

    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    Transporting a superyacht to sea, with a few centimeters of space.
    That boat back better than mine...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: of course it fits??

    Such things are very, very carefully calculated at the design phase, and monitored throughout the build phase, so there won't be any "whoops!" moments. Even ambient air temperature is considered so that the hull swelling from thermal expansion is properly accounted for.

    Some years ago a container ship (ACL, I believe) was put on the shipping route that included a stop at Halifax, NS. To get to the container terminal, the ship had to pass under two suspension bridges. There was inadequate clearance when in the loading condition that would be normal for the entrance and exit from the port. The ship was retro-fitted with a communications mast that folded down hydraulically to reduce the air draft of the ship. It cleared by a foot or less at normal high tide.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    ^It's a yacht made by the Feadship company in their shipyard at De Kaag lake, they certainly know how to do that
    But because the size of these yachts is still growing, they opened an extra shipyard in Amsterdam recently, it's directly on the North sea channel, the new size restrictions to navigate to sea are approximately LOA 499 meter, beam 69 meter, fresh water draft 14 meter, for the time being that should be sufficient.
    Last edited by dutchpp; 04-19-2021 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    ^...for the time being that should be sufficient.
    lol
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: of course it fits??

    Before the new I-95 bridge went up 30+ years ago(?) over The Thames in New London, the USCG Eagle used to have to drop the topmast to get in and out and only on a low or falling tide.

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