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  1. VOR Man Overboard

    It could be an installation error cable chaffing or bad connection.
  2. VOR Man Overboard

    Not a problem .. the dead end can run through the loop and then clip back onto its self.
  3. VOR Man Overboard

    You could have a double ended hooks running through a loop on the harness .. when you need to pass the traveller just hook the dead end before you unhook the live end.

    I think it would be safe to assume that the supplier will be required to stock spares for all the supplied items.
  5. VOR Man Overboard

    You can set it for any distance you want .. maybe up near the first spreader.
  6. VOR Man Overboard

    I think there is another way to deal with MOB that would be less dependent on people. The first thing is to have a weak transmitter mounted in a central position on the vessel. All life jackets will be equipped with a receiver that would be switched on by the wearer. The life jacket receiver will activate the AIS and inflate the jacket if it gets more than 50 feet from the weak transmitter and at the same time it will initiate the MOB routine. The MOB routine will sound an alarm and launch a specially designed red drone from it's permanent high position at the rear of the vessel and controlled by software. The drone will climb to a height sufficient to pick up the AIS signal from the MOB and then hover above the MOB and project a powerful searchlight to the MOB until the MOB can be recovered. Obviously this technology does not yet exist but it would be relatively simple to develop it if they are serious about reducing the risk associated with the Southern ocean at night.

    I was thinking of hydrodynamic efficency .. If you have a foil made for maximum lift at lowest drag the addition of a flap must increase the dŕag when compared with a small change in angle of the whole flap. In addition the extra complexity of the flaps might make it harder to have changeable tips.

    My guess is that flaps are less efficient than moving the whole foil .. I had speculated that the main foils would be without flaps too because they had the power to adjust them but they have not gone with that route.
  9. AC36 - The Venue

    So is money .. What's your point?
  10. AC36 - The Venue

    Manapouri Power Station supplies the Power for aluminium smelting.
  11. Larry's AC50 Circus

    That link refers to recycling the test boats .. it says nothing about the AC50's

    If the conversion of the AC50's means they will have electric motors driving the hydraulics there will be nothing to prevent an OR50 matching ETNZ's version of the AC50.
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I am sorry to go on about this Jack but 1.0 long ton equals 1.01605 metric tons. In addition the Preussen was a very successful ship until the collision which was entirely the fault of the steam ship, put and end to her career.
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I don't know what the source is for your data but I read a book years ago which gave the displacement for the Preussen as 12,000 tons, in addition Wikipedia gives .. "The Preußen was steel-built with a waterline length of 124 m and a total hull length of 132 m. The hull was 16.4 m wide and the ship had a displacement of 11,150 long tons (11,330 t), for an effective carrying capacity of 8,000 long tons (8,100 t)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preußen_(ship)
  15. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    The "P" line also built a bigger ship in 1902 called the Prussian which had a 5 mast ship rig and carried a cargo of 8,000 tons .. she was wrecked in 1910 after being hit by a steamer which tried to cross her bow but under estimated her speed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preußen_(ship)