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This Boat is Impossible to Capsize
www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 18, 2018 204 | By Sophie Weiner

Posted on 02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST by Red Badger

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1 posted on 02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

One word.... ‘Titanic’!


2 posted on 02/20/2018 10:45:27 AM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: jerod

The Titanic broke in half before sinking.....................


3 posted on 02/20/2018 10:46:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

Wonder where they’re going to get a crane to yank on the submerged rail to right the thing when at sea.


4 posted on 02/20/2018 10:46:46 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: Red Badger
Uncapsizable!


5 posted on 02/20/2018 10:47:57 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The revolution will not be televised (at least, not by CNN).)
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To: Red Badger

As long as the cabin STAYS watertight ...


6 posted on 02/20/2018 10:48:43 AM PST by IronJack (A)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like a fun ride.....................


7 posted on 02/20/2018 10:48:59 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Red Badger

Yes its its also self righting


8 posted on 02/20/2018 10:50:45 AM PST by al baby (May the Forceps be with you Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)
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To: grobdriver

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.


9 posted on 02/20/2018 10:53:12 AM PST by SFConservative
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To: Red Badger

Impossible, no.

Unlikely, yes.


10 posted on 02/20/2018 10:53:42 AM PST by PJBankard
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To: Red Badger

Coast Guard 44 foot motor surf boats did that decades ago.


11 posted on 02/20/2018 10:54:26 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Red Badger

pretty cool, but in todays navy, does it have self repairing engines?


12 posted on 02/20/2018 10:55:02 AM PST by tm61 (Election 2012: we find it IS possible, to polish a turd.)
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To: SFConservative

no problem, just put a note on the end of the cable
that says

“if found, please pull, asap
Thank you,
US NAvy”


13 posted on 02/20/2018 10:57:21 AM PST by tm61 (Election 2012: we find it IS possible, to polish a turd.)
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To: SFConservative

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.


14 posted on 02/20/2018 10:57:37 AM PST by PJBankard
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To: SFConservative; grobdriver

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 ...?


15 posted on 02/20/2018 10:58:25 AM PST by SFConservative
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“pretty cool, but in todays navy, does it have self repairing engines?”

...and collision avoidance redundancies?


16 posted on 02/20/2018 10:58:44 AM PST by JewishRighter
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To: jerod
One word.... ‘Titanic’!

I don't think the cabin was watertight...

17 posted on 02/20/2018 10:59:12 AM PST by Jim 0216
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The Titanic broke in half before sinking

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.

18 posted on 02/20/2018 10:59:12 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: dblshot

Yep.


19 posted on 02/20/2018 11:01:03 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: tm61

And does it have service women who fall pregnant within 2 months of deployment?


20 posted on 02/20/2018 11:01:15 AM PST by relictele
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