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    Default Re: Capsize again

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    Ivan, Talking of Stabilizing the flat bottom in dry dock its a good job you never tried to dry dock my missis with a rear like hers now that would have taken all your skills Terry. p.s. I hope she never looks in on this site
    The price of silence will be a few pints,,,,,,,, for all of us ha ha!

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    Those RoRo things always look top-heavy to me, and how they stay upright in any kind of weather appears to be a contravention of the laws of physics. Likewise the monstrous cruise "ships" that are in fashion these days. Disasters waiting to happen... Or maybe I'm a doomsayer, Luddite, been on the beach too long, etc etc 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Kates View Post
    Or maybe I'm a doomsayer, Luddite, been on the beach too long, etc etc ��
    No, to us old seafarers, they seem to defy the laws of logic that we were brought up with, but they are like a ballerina dancing on her toes, one wrong move and you're flat on your ass. These vessels (car carriers), don't take kindly to sudden movements of the rudder, normally the carry a list from wind sheer, if the wind is on the starboard beam, you carry a port list, so a hard-a-port rudder is usually a no-no

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    Default Re: Capsize again

    The car transporters always fascinate me as to how they get across the globe without incident.
    They look so out of rights to be classified as ships.

    As to the cruise ships, the weight underwater is enough to keep them stable.
    With fuel, water, engines, storage they are basically stable.
    Imagine a shuttlecock, weight at the bottom with the feathers above.

    Similar situation, weight well down and many open spaces inside.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    John Strange R737787
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