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Old 29-12-2013, 05:55   #1
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barge on the high seas

In the spirit of the blue seed project ( how would a barge handle the high seas? Would it be more stable if it were bigger? what if you had high walls to blunt waves? I imagine except in storms it would be pretty comfortable.

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Re: barge on the high seas

Light weight cruiser with decent numbers;

D/L; 146
Capsize ratio; 0.8
Motion Comfort; 528.15
Hull speed; 34.16

Yeah it's a long night at work.

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Re: barge on the high seas

Barges on the high sea tend to be big and heavy. I have a friend who designs them for the run between Seattle and Alaska. They get cut loose if they make things too dangerous for the tug. Ocean-going tugs are pretty big, heavy displacement vessels, with engines, so that they can move to avoid problems. Barges generally, not so much. If really rough weather comes up, all those entrepreneurs will be taking their helicopters back to the mainland, and we'll be watching the video of the barge breaking up.
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