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Author Topic:   The Ark - materials, construction and seaworthness
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Message 182 of 231 (331130)
07-12-2006 12:37 PM
Reply to: Message 179 by riVeRraT
07-12-2006 7:00 AM


riVeRraT writes:

... they may have said the ark was self righting.

Like a kayak?

If you recall, my original question to you, in Message 141, was:

quote:
Do you suppose the cows would enjoy all that end-over-end flipping?

The same would apply to "self-righting" rolling behaviour, would't it? Either way, it would be a very rough ride for crew and passengers - with few survivors.

You need to be a lot more critical of your sources. You should be asking them the questions that people are asking you.


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Message 186 of 231 (331202)
07-12-2006 4:25 PM
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07-12-2006 4:08 PM


iano writes:

Now add ballast to the bottom of the ark (rocks?) so as to get it to sit lower and lower in the water - say 7/8ths in the water.

The lower it rides in the water, the more likely it is to founder. The higher it rides, the more likely it is to roll over.

It's a lose-lose situation.


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Message 193 of 231 (331224)
07-12-2006 5:11 PM
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07-12-2006 4:59 PM


iano writes:

... only to return with a ball bearing....

That story would ring more true if you used a marble. Even if your version is accurate, consider redacting it for future telling. ;)

... as a 9 year old....

As a 9 year old, I used to sink boats in the bathtub. :D

Try loading a few marbles on a boat and stirring up a storm. Will the cargo stay on board? Will the shifting cargo upset the trim?


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Message 221 of 231 (331490)
07-13-2006 12:21 PM
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07-13-2006 6:47 AM


riVeRraT writes:

Who said there was waves during the flood anyway?

You did, in Message 134:

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I also saw a show where they took a model of the ark, and compared to a model of a super tanker, and put them through scale storms.

Storms (and waves) are the subject of this conversation.

Try to rein in those galloping goalposts, will ya?

You need to be a lot more critical of your sources. You should be asking them the questions that people are asking you.

I am!

So you asked the producers of that TV show about the ark flipping end-over-end versus rolling over sideways? What was their answer?


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