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Old 04-10-2010, 07:24   #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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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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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.

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