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Nope. Nope. Nope.
« on: November 12, 2023, 04:52:03 PM »
I'll just get out here and walk ahead.....

This boat going upstream
https://old.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/17tdgpl/this_boat_going_upstream/

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2023, 05:09:07 PM »
That is one long boat.  And loaded too.  Crazy good boat handling.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2023, 08:23:10 PM »
What a legend

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2023, 01:21:10 AM »
Pretty incredible that they made it through.  I bet that wasn't the first time that driver did that, he seemed to know the exact path to take.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2023, 05:22:34 AM »
Habituation to a repeated risk is a funny thing.

The water looked to be handís width below the gunwales.  A small hand.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2023, 02:01:15 PM »
>one long boat.  And loaded too


Yeah, that caught my eye, too.  I've seen similar designs for negotiating rapids with freight along our early waterways.
https://movingnorthcarolina.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bateau-on-the-Haw.jpg


The Roanoke Canal - Moving North Carolina
https://movingnorthcarolina.net/the-roanoke-canal/


As for the Nope Boat, I assume that is a jet outboard  ...or the captain bent a LOT of props learning the channel.

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2023, 06:34:38 PM »
Skills !
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2023, 12:52:53 PM »
>As for the Nope Boat, I assume that is a jet outboard  ...or the captain bent a LOT of props learning the channel.

I was going to say, I want to see the prop.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2023, 01:41:42 PM »
>long

Longer boats and ships somehow create less drag through the water, so a longer boat makes some sense.

>jet

Good catch.  I wonder what horse power it was?

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2023, 02:32:39 PM »
You folks made me watch it again.

Half way through these is a sound like a prop on rocks. That last bit, where they have to move to the back, presumably to either lift the bow off the rocks, or to get the prop further under the water, has it lost power there compared to the start, as if they are driving the last bit with a knackered prop? Or was it just cavitating?  Or not enough water for a jet drive?


Mercury do a 40hp jet drive
https://www.mercurymarine.com/en-gb/europe/engines/outboard/jet/25-40hp/

I think Yamaha honda and ah, here we are:
https://www.boatspecialists.com/jet/

I never knew. Only ever seen inboard jets.

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2023, 03:15:30 PM »
>> cavitating

My new word for the day!

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2023, 06:10:41 PM »
>Longer boats and ships somehow create less drag through the water, so a longer boat makes some sense.

Longer people do too.  Michael Phelps is 6'4".

When I did triathlon, I took a tri swimming class.  We were taught to glide as much as possible and ROLL from one side to the other like a screw through the water. One arm is like a shark's dorsel fin getting ready for the next stroke, the "stroke arm" is actually in front of you like you're putting your hand into a letterbox on a door to lengthen your body in the water while you ROLL onto your side and GLIDE through the water. Very little kicking because you want to save your legs for the bike and run.

I used to love going to the pool and gliding past 20-something men who were paddling their arms like crazy trying like hell to beat me...and then being able to continue laps when they were huffing and puffing on the edge of the pool.

So satisfying for the kid who was always chosen last for dodge ball.

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 02:42:35 AM »
Also, another NOPE NOPE NOPE with a Nope Rope.

Honestly, I didnít know cobras got so huge!

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8D7T9Wa/