Originally Posted by Tony B
How are they planning on propelling these barges?
I see the paddle wheels but the what makes the paddle wheels turn?
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
I seriously doubt they would find anyone with a tug boat willing to push a bunch of clustered home-made barges.
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.