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Old 26-05-2011, 16:42   #196
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Re: Floating Containers in the Ocean

Originally Posted by niel12 View Post
Is there anyone with KevlarKM2 experience who can give some guidlines.
Kevlar KM2 is elastic whilest glasfibre with gelcote is rigid. If one fix Kevlar to the ouside of the hull and you hit a floating object the Kevlar will expand inward causing the galss to crack and leak? If you stick kevlar in the inside the glas will rapture inwards as the object penetrate and the kevlar should strech, question is will kevlar keep the water out while expanded? It somehow seem like a question of youre damned if you do and damed if you don't!
IIFC there was a thread a year to three ago where this was discussed in some depth. I think the topic revolved around ice stregthening of a hull, but it is the same concept.

Again, IIRC, someone with more experience seemed to think that the kevlar was not such a good idea.

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Old 30-09-2014, 12:08   #197
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Re: Floating Containers in the Ocean

If they keep losing containers in the ocean, then the ocean sea level will rise. It is like putting too much sand in a bowl of water, the water will rise. Someone should be responsible to go retrieve them.

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Re: Floating Containers in the Ocean

Are containers only lost from monohulls or do multihull container ships lose them as well?

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Re: Floating Containers in the Ocean

(Admits to not having read all 14 pages of thread... May be duplicate link to article)

Interesting (scary?) article from NOAA

The Containerized Shipping Industry and the Phenomenon of Containers Lost at Sea

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