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Old 21-06-2011, 18:11   #91
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

Hmmmm what did we sail 50 years ago...... won't change much for some others will be all tech out
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

And will we have what will the power boats be like in 50 years!
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stinkboats will still be

well - Stinkboats
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Old 22-06-2011, 01:07   #94
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stinkboats will still be

well - Stinkboats
Actually they will be at anchor because there wont be any affordable fuel to run them.

The only motor boats will be solar or nuclear, so they will no longer be stinkboats
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And they will each have a radiation exclusion zone

Mmmm maybe they should now
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Old 22-06-2011, 04:32   #96
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Maybe we should just hope that in 50 years that the electronics we have today, finally work the way we all currently wished they would!
Love it. Great quip!
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

With all the rum discussed here, some will be preserved, and look the same.
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

For comparison, what was sailing like 50 years ago, in 1961?

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Having pulled out my diesel three years ago and installed an electric propulsion system for auxilary power. My take is I don't think boats in 50 years will have sails at all. The will just be covered in solar panels and maybe a wind turbine for charging a super efficent battery bank and motor. The boat will be a sealed water tight capsule with a small cockpit. When it gets stormy go below seal it up and hold on! With no mast and no stays knockdowns are a thing of the past. They will be similar to the rescue boats on todays freighters but, without the internal combustion engines.
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

Saw a documentary the other day on new materials. The nanotube technology is amazing. If mass-produced, it would be super thin and super strong for stays - with more tensile strength than even Kevlar.
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nanotube technology is amazing. If mass-produced, .

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By using a computer-controlled magnetic field, the researchers turned the bacteria into fully-compliant biological nanorobots.
The trick was using a type of microbe known as magnetotactic bacteria. These critters have little internal compasses, and will follow the pull of a magnetic field. By manipulating a magnetic field, the researchers tricked the bacteria into forming a giant, computer-controlled swarm.
Video: Computer-Controlled Bacteria Build a Miniature Pyramid | Popular Science

So whats really going to happen is your Nanotubes are going to be built by a swarm of Nano-Robots.
The Nano-Robots will be instructed to use your DNA to build the design boat speciffically for your genetic desires. All you will do is line up your swarm of Bots, fart on them, and off they'll go to build your perfect yacht.

Your yacht, by the way, will be a 1950's style Double Ender Catamaran without lights.

Mine will be a futuristic Benteau with Sky bar, golf green, Micro Brewry and frustrated gentetically perfect nurses without morals.



Roll on 50 years!
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Video: Computer-Controlled Bacteria Build a Miniature Pyramid | Popular Science

So whats really going to happen is your Nanotubes are going to be built by a swarm of Nano-Robots.
The Nano-Robots will be instructed to use your DNA to build the design boat speciffically for your genetic desires. All you will do is line up your swarm of Bots, fart on them, and off they'll go to build your perfect yacht.

Your yacht, by the way, will be a 1950's style Double Ender Catamaran without lights.

Mine will be a futuristic Benteau with Sky bar, golf green, Micro Brewry and frustrated gentetically perfect nurses without morals.



Roll on 50 years!
But my double-ender will be back in style like the return of afros and bell bottoms, and your "futuristic" Bendy toy will be so ... 2010.
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It looks like a Nano-bot has already got to him.
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

Hi all, i think besides the boat and technology the sailor will change more dramatically. If i see younger people in my office i do not believe one of the them will sail longer disctances, i miss small families buying a old boat and restoring it. i only see even students who charter for one week together with 10 friends a new 50 feeter. They will never start sailing and working on a 30 feet boat. Most of them are adicted to their iphone and would cry if the loose the NET out in the ocean. They prefer virtual live ofer real live with hard work, rain and wind. The want fun right and now and consequently the will not save enough money to buy a new fancy boat.

The marinas will become floating docks with tennis and swimming pool and everybody will work until 70 because to take your life in your won hands is too risky........

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