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Old 04-10-2010, 06:24   #61
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Dockhead has addressed the problem I was going to write about. The intrinsic problem with oil drums is their lack of connectedness with each other, causing flexion which will surely ensure break-up in anything more than virtually smooth seas. Boats are built with longitudinal 'stringers' that stiffen the hull. I can see ways of increasing longitudinal stiffness on a length of oil drums, such as welding on 'I' profile steel bar stringers but I'm not sure I'd trust the welds.


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Old 04-10-2010, 06:36   #62
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Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
Vikings even though they sailed for centuries never made an areodynamic sail. Its not that easy.
I'm wondering what definition of aerodynamic you are using for that statement ?


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Old 04-10-2010, 06:47   #63
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PET bottles?

How about PET bottles formed into hulls by enclosing them in strong fishing net?

Bottles for free, net probably too.

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I agree 100% with the issues Dockhead brought up.

Here is a much more involved and dare I say thought out attempt... at what your considering and it still started to break up after one or two days at sea.

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Hello, new member with little to no sailing experience... And somone put forth sailing around Britain in a man made raft.
You're crazy. Better off going to Prague. The beer is cheap and good. When sober there, listen to some live, classical music.
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You're crazy. Better off going to Prague. The beer is cheap and good. When sober there, listen to some live, classical music.
or Bangkok.

and look at some Temples

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