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Old 24-04-2016, 16:08   #16
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That's why I think it would work best in a chlorinated pool.
Why bother?
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Old 25-04-2016, 14:50   #17
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

It's amazing how many "designers" think they can do away with such basic concepts of naval architecture as course stability, friction resistance and seakeeping.

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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

What happens to this little ball in a swell?
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What happens to this little ball in a swell?
The more interesting question - how big a swell would be necessary to flip it upside down?
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Old 25-04-2016, 15:32   #20
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

The comment before is what my thoughts were. A floating prison cell. Plus in any heavy wave action it looks like it would role over. Plus wheres the storage? How can you travel around the world without the many bottles of rum needed. Just saying I'm not a buyer.
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The more interesting question - how big a swell would be necessary to flip it upside down?
In fact, there is no real risk of capsizing as long as the swell doesn't break.

But the "brim" around this contraption (can't call that a yacht or a ship) will result in sudden, jerky motions in a seaway. There are no videos of a model test in a seakeeping tank, because they would show it just doesn't work.

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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

Doesn't the inclusion of a mailbox in the illustration demonstrate that the concept hasn't been thought through? If this habitat is wandering the ocean at 3.5knots, which postal service is intended to deliver?
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

i prefer the ball that secures the psycho jogger till the Coasties pick him up again rolling against the wind and Gulfstream somewhere southeast of Block Island....

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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

And honestly, let's face it, it is REALLY ugly.
Looks very sterile, not classy at all...
That's my personal view though.

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A related concept that seems more practical, though still disconnected from reality, is here: This Futuristic Floating Hotel Can Shapeshift According to the Ocean Currents | The Mind Unleashed
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"Russian monitor Novgorod"
Was not a success, round ship.
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