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Old 23-04-2016, 11:26   #1
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So, why wouldn't this work?

So, why wouldn't this work?

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Old 23-04-2016, 14:35   #2
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

To me, because this is a youtube link, and I would have to go thru a number of clicks to learn what it is about.

Perhaps you can give me a gist?

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Old 23-04-2016, 15:12   #3
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

One good storm... and a reef. Game over.
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Old 23-04-2016, 15:24   #4
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One good storm... and a reef. Game over.
Not a problem. I think it uses the Earth's magnetic field, super conducting magnets, and a perimeter rim of hydro-kazzoos to maintain station. All while consuming the equivalent energy needed to light a cigarette per twenty four hours.
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Old 23-04-2016, 16:33   #5
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

Maybe it would work if it did not have the bicycle track and was in a swimming pool.

I am just a naysayer.

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Old 23-04-2016, 17:09   #6
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

People will not want it. It is so much like a floating prison cell. Everything you can do there you can do ashore, then drive to a bar and have a beer with your friends.

You would need large areas of flat water too. Maybe Florida marshes or something, not sure. Definitely not a coastal nor an offshore business.

It is also difficult to justify on eco level - you would have to dock it often to offload your poo.

Etc. I think a silly idea overall.

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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

Any wave action would be brutal.
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

What kind of see-through bottom paint would you use on the underwater observation windows?
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

The real question is, why would one want it to work?
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

The video claims you could "travel the world" in it at 4 knots. There's no apparent steering system, though, and directional stability would not be good. The motion would be awful for a great many people. Fun on a nice flat lake for a holiday, though.


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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

Round boats are generally a bad idea. Maybe the artist can put a propeller on it and make it fly instead.
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To me, because this is a youtube link, and I would have to go thru a number of clicks to learn what it is about.

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The video claims you could "travel the world" in it at 4 knots. There's no apparent steering system, though, and directional stability would not be good. The motion would be awful for a great many people. Fun on a nice flat lake for a holiday, though.


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It might be fun in a pool, I don't think I'd want to try it on a lake
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Re: So, why wouldn't this work?

I think the "shiny" would wear off that thing pretty fast. You're still going to have to dive it monthly to clean the bottom, maybe more often with the windows, etc. Looks like all of the downsides of living on a boat without any of the fun.

Though, as someone else posted, it would make a neat "camper" for a weekend on the lake or sound or something similar.
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I think the "shiny" would wear off that thing pretty fast. You're still going to have to dive it monthly to clean the bottom, maybe more often with the windows, etc. Looks like all of the downsides of living on a boat without any of the fun.

Though, as someone else posted, it would make a neat "camper" for a weekend on the lake or sound or something similar.
That's why I think it would work best in a chlorinated pool.
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