Skip to comments.This Boat is Impossible to Capsize
Posted on 02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST by Red Badger
The Thunder Child is a high speed, wave-piercing boat that's built to be uncapsizable. The boat was designed by Safehaven Marine for use by Navy, law enforcement, and other groups who sail in high-pressure situations. The boat can fit 10 crew members on board and has a sleeping cabin. It's built to absorb shocks from rough seas.
But by far the most impressive thing about the Thunder Child is its ability to right itself even if it is completely capsized. The video below explains how.
There are a few factors that allow this boat to sail through any conditions without permanently capsizing. First, it has a very low center of gravity. Second, the cabin itself is watertight, so if the boat does flip over, water won't rush in. And lastly, the cabin is built to be extremely buoyant, so if the boat does end up upside down, it will naturally right itself. In the video, a crane pulls the boat 180 degrees and allows it to self-right. This is pretty exciting to watch along with the people inside the boat--you can't help but hold your breath and hope it really does what it's supposed to do. It does right itself, easily.
One word.... ‘Titanic’!
The Titanic broke in half before sinking.....................
Wonder where they’re going to get a crane to yank on the submerged rail to right the thing when at sea.
As long as the cabin STAYS watertight ...
Looks like a fun ride.....................
Yes its its also self righting
Yes, it sure looks like the crane is yanking it. I suspect that is not really how it works but this is a poor choice of video clip that makes it look like the whole concept is bogus.
Coast Guard 44 foot motor surf boats did that decades ago.
pretty cool, but in todays navy, does it have self repairing engines?
no problem, just put a note on the end of the cable
“if found, please pull, asap
If you watch the full video clip, the crane is constantly pulling it forcing it to invert. The crane is still pulling once it starts to right it-self.
The better test would be to place the boat in a forced and static capsized position. Then release the tethers holding it in place. If it rights it self, I’ll believe it.
Maybe they wrap the crane cable around the boat to capsize it and this gives the appearance of the cable being tight when the boat is fully upside down ...?
“pretty cool, but in todays navy, does it have self repairing engines?”
...and collision avoidance redundancies?
I don't think the cabin was watertight...
Right. And any opening which allows water in, whether somebody leaving the hatch open, to getting a hole in the hull, will result in sinking if capsized or hit by a big wave.
And does it have service women who fall pregnant within 2 months of deployment?
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