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Old 05-12-2013, 10:57   #16
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Crazy? Lots of crazy going around...




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Old 05-12-2013, 11:02   #17
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I wish them success.....
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:34   #18
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

You've all got it wrong.

It is obvious with the amount of living quarters that the vessel is going to be a hybrid. One set of paddles wheels is the be pedal driven and the second regenerate into a battery bank for jack rabbit starts and going astern.

The living quarters house three crews working three eight hour shifts.

Looks like a great concept?
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Not to say that this particular iteration of an oldish (1960's) idea is a workable vision, but it raises the question, whats wrong with vision?

These guys don't have vision. If they were smart they'd have more generator paddlewheels than motorized ones, and then they'd be able to run the lights and everything off them.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:32   #20
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

this is already built.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:42   #21
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Looks like the Google barge in San Francisco Bay!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:59   #22
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Hmmm perhaps someone should inform those "barge" people about HMS Habakuk,since it is is pretty cold in Alaska..

Project Habakkuk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

How are they planning on propelling these barges?
I see the paddle wheels but the what makes the paddle wheels turn?
Electric? Diesel?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:44   #24
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

I've been noticing lot's of Arc builders lately. I wonder if they have some insider information we should be aware of.
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How are they planning on propelling these barges?
I see the paddle wheels but the what makes the paddle wheels turn?
Electric? Diesel?
I spoke/asked too soon. I just read and re-read the answers? to my questions on their website.

This is a disaster in the making. Would be OK on a lake with no wind and anchored in place but to actually move this 40 X 80' (maybe larger)monstrosity safely with a small boat and some outboards. probably need a few extra boats to keep it on course. Imagine pushing this thing sideways in a crosswind.

I also noticed how he manipulated the words ship and barge "... Our ship is unique in that it is actually a floating "dock" that is held together by....."
Then here he states "By putting and Engine on it, it becomes a "Ship" and we do not want to be labeled as a ship. This really is a missions barge....". I think they are sacrificing safety for gimmickry.

I seriously doubt they would find anyone with a tug boat willing to push a bunch of clustered home-made barges.

Do barnacles live in northern climates? How are they going to keep all of those Styrofoam encased floats clean? When the floats do take on minor damage, the styro-foam will escape. That is why marinas with these type floats replace them from time to time. I also can't imagine a haul-out yard putting this thing on a travel life even if only one section section at a time.
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Haul-out? WTF is a haul-out?
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......WoW.....
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Gotta love their "Marina". LOL

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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Much like the Flyin Hawaian, it isn't that hard to get some then to float. Making it work as a vessel is much harder. I am guessing by the end of the third year the wood on the first part put together will already be starting to rot. By the time they actually leave half the structure will be failing....

Things like this scare me, I don't really care if the dad kills himself he can make his own decisions, but putting the kids at risk is just nuts.

I can't imagine what is going to happen when this thing sees a swell for the first time. Making a ridged enough structure at this length with these methods....
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Much like the Flyin Hawaian, it isn't that hard to get some then to float. Making it work as a vessel is much harder. I am guessing by the end of the third year the wood on the first part put together will already be starting to rot. By the time they actually leave half the structure will be failing....

Things like this scare me, I don't really care if the dad kills himself he can make his own decisions, but putting the kids at risk is just nuts.

I can't imagine what is going to happen when this thing sees a swell for the first time. Making a ridged enough structure at this length with these methods....

i have a feeling if they move this they will load it onto a barge, and have it transported to canada. i notice the free energy device is gone.
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