Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: slug on October 28, 2011, 07:39:22 pm

Title: coasters
Post by: slug on October 28, 2011, 07:39:22 pm
talking to a dutch captain today and he thinks that in the not far distance future we will see ships of a modern day clyde puffer much larger that can unload cargo up rivers and around islands without docks and self unload much cheaper than hgv larger payload lo cost fuel comments please slug
Title: Re: coasters
Post by: john s 2 on October 28, 2011, 07:50:07 pm
Its an interesting idea.But exactly how would they unload? Manpower is expensive.No doubt there are some quays that could be used.But off an island? Or using mudflats. Id like to know how the captain thought that unloading would occur.Then there is the question of boats having to wait for the tide,adding to costs.John. 
Title: Re: coasters
Post by: geids on October 28, 2011, 08:07:18 pm
Don't see them being able to hold much, my coffee mug just about fits on mine  %)