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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:
This year - we were supposed to take my boat down the coast to do the fishing ..... idea to sit just far enough out to be clear of the breakers and cast back toward the beach .... but its a long way from my house mooring to the beach site ... and we just didn't get the time.


My idea would be to have an RC model of that ship I posted the picture of (or any other kind of boat that can dive through the waves), have it carry the tackle out to where u wanna drop it off and take the boat back home.

Or, if u wanna keep it really simple, go Joerg Sprave and build a huge slingshot with a cup and just shoot the stuff out to where u want it.
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JTiger
Maybe get urself a model of 1 of these then, they cut through the waves.


Woah. I've never seen a ship like that. Are they for fishing?
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DualDesertEagle
JTiger wrote:


Woah. I've never seen a ship like that. Are they for fishing?


No, their bow is the special thing about them. If u've ever seen a conventional ship take a bunch of waves head-on u'll know that it gets alot of additional lift from the suddenly rising water level, and as the wave rolls past the point of highest water level moves along the ship and past its CG, making the bow drop and the stern rise, and when the ship falls into the gap between the waves the bow slams down hard onto the surface, only to be brought up again by the following wave. That special bow cuts through the waves much better, getting less additional lift in the first place and not slamming down as hard in between waves. It's called the Ulstein X-Bow.

For some reason I can't find the wave basin footage of models being tested side by side, so this video is gonna have to do. Notice the huge splash everytime the conventional ship slams down and lack thereof on the Ulstein X-Bow:

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solentlife
They are still bloo** awful ships to be on in any rough seas. The best vessels in rough seas for being on board are actually older vessels with accommodation amidships. 

[Achatina2]

One of the vessels I was officer on ... sad day when they put all accommodation one end of ship.

Here's an interesting one while on this ... 

[Hemitrochus1]

This vessel ST Hemitrochus ... she still had gun mount platings on foredeck, poopdeck and bridgewings. There was a mechanical convoy clock in the wheelhouse. She was built just after WW2 and fitted out just in case. That was one of the best trips I had. She carried Lubricating oils in 33 tanks. We tramped right round the world ... and into some of the most interesting ports unlike most tankers.

Back to the one in the picture page or so back is a Rig Support vessel and also doubles as Safety / Rescue vessel.
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JTiger
Very cool! I hadn't seen a bow like that before
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solentlife
Been looking through online adverts here in Latvia ... the Phantom 3 standard is now showing low prices 2nd hand .... about the 250 euro mark. If it drops any more - may be the answer ... better than dunking my 600 euro Pro version.

I have an extended range controller for a 3 std ... so distance is no problem.
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