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Old 18-07-2012, 03:34   #31
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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

i bet he wouldnt be able do that with containers piled 4 high and not lose one.........

6 years on container ships and we never lost a box overboard. Neither did any other ships in the company (IIRC about 26 ships). We took them round the horn regularly, and spent plenty of time in the southern ocean in some pretty nasty weather. If they are properly loaded and lashed down (lights over heavys, the top boxes are all empty) they are good. I had to personally sign for each bay that I supervised the loading of... My job gone if one box went overboard. We really took care to make sure they were secure. It makes me wonder WTF the officers on the ships losing all the boxes are doing! //rant mode// off

That is such a cool photo.
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Old 18-07-2012, 04:10   #32
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A catamaran wouldn't tip like that and would probably go even faster.
Like this futuristic design for example....?





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Old 18-07-2012, 04:15   #33
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Probably listed on Alibaba already!!!!
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Old 18-07-2012, 04:57   #34
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LaGuardia on paddleboards.
Notice the canard fighters with the forward swept wings?
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Would be a bundle of laughs dropping a chopper on those aft decks.

Wonder if there are any chart lockers????
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Old 18-07-2012, 06:32   #36
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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

All these big grey buses and flat tops are nuttin but targets...

For a real ride in big metal on the big pond there's no better place than to be hanging on during a submarine's angles and dangles during sea trials.
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In which drydock could you go with this?

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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

If a Government could afford to build that - they could afford a dry dock for it.
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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

That's just Red China finding work for unemployed fantasy artists. Navy is a big thing to them, there are still lots of territorial waters disputes over there and just last week they ran a warship aground in what they claim is not the Phillipines.

You could probably sell them old episodes of The Thunderbirds for top dollar, claiming they were secret spy rocket plans.
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That's just Red China finding work for unemployed fantasy artists. Navy is a big thing to them, there are still lots of territorial waters disputes over there and just last week they ran a warship aground in what they claim is not the Phillipines.

You could probably sell them old episodes of The Thunderbirds for top dollar, claiming they were secret spy rocket plans.
These are the people currently building all your high tech stuff for you right. , hmmmm

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Old 18-07-2012, 20:08   #41
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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

"These are the people currently building all your high tech stuff for you"
There's nothing high tech about my knit shirts, and they don't all come from China. I'd prefer to say, these are the people who are building all my cheap stuff.

America built a nation by slaughtering the natives (Indians and Bison alike). China, lacking any bison, is doing their best to follow the Colonial plan by slaughtering their own indigenous peoples one way or another as well. Seems like a common enough way for most of the world to operate, and then conveniently forget.

Now, if we could only convince them that there's a HUGE mass market for cheap knock-offs of Hinckleys. I guess WalMart would have to stock them outside, with the gardening supplies? <VBG>
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"These are the people currently building all your high tech stuff for you"
There's nothing high tech about my knit shirts, and they don't all come from China. I'd prefer to say, these are the people who are building all my cheap stuff.

America built a nation by slaughtering the natives (Indians and Bison alike). China, lacking any bison, is doing their best to follow the Colonial plan by slaughtering their own indigenous peoples one way or another as well. Seems like a common enough way for most of the world to operate, and then conveniently forget.

Now, if we could only convince them that there's a HUGE mass market for cheap knock-offs of Hinckleys. I guess WalMart would have to stock them outside, with the gardening supplies? <VBG>
You might just checkk out all the wafer fab plants in china ?

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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

Chinese wafers? No, I try not to buy food from China. After the toxic toothpaste and dog food problems, I'd rather gamble with food from other unreliable sources.
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Re: Who was it that said ships can't turn quickly?

I'll go thread drifting with you for a minute...

I wouldn't say that China is building "all your high tech stuff", but they are the most cost effective option for mass production.

"An Intel microprocessor facility in Costa Rica is responsible for 20% of Costa Rican exports and 5% of the country's GDP"

Costa Rica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Who is really a "native"? The "Native Americans" are starting to sue scientists for coming up with evidence of where they come from.

Americas saw three waves of ancient settlers - 11 July 2012 - New Scientist

America didn't build this nation by slaughtering only "Native Americans".

If you would like a wafer, it's right here...

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