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bobk

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Is this a nautical unit ?
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:07:19 PM »

Is this a nautical unit ?

The power of beauty to motivate collective effort and inspiration is as old as Troy.  Christopher Marlowe described Helen as ‘The face that launched a thousand ships’.  This got me wondering if there was any scientific way of quantifying the amount of inspiration and effort that we invest into bringing a new model boat to the water.

ie:  if Helen, as a unit, may be described as the impetus to launch a thousand ships, then logically to launch a single ship would require one mH (mille Helen), and at 1/96 scale this would be 10.4 micro Helens. 
That means I am about 6.2 mico Helens into my latest build.   {-)
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ben hall

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 12:34:13 PM »

you must have a lot of time on your hands to think that up  %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%

but good idea though
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 12:35:19 PM »

Bobk...I really think you should go and lay down, preferably in a darkened room.  %)


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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 12:39:25 PM »

Methinks the Christmas Spirit is taking affect O0   72% proof.
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bobk

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 12:55:01 PM »

you must have a lot of time on your hands to think that up

Waiting for the primer to dry  . . . 
I know, I should be getting on with the stanchions, now I have brass wire of the right size.  %%
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ben hall

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 01:17:03 PM »

i think the primers gone to the head  {-)
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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 02:47:35 PM »

Well, I learned it as a unit of Beauty, more or less as bobk said

If a Helen launches 1000 ships, then a MilliHelen will launch one ship.  I have heard that the mHelen is subdivied into smaller units called Planks
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jimmy2310

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 02:51:35 PM »

and we've all heard about the 2 short one's.  {-)

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bobk

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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 03:20:27 PM »

I have heard that the mHelen is subdivied into smaller units called Planks

Good one Andrew !  There are indeed units called Plancks, but not sure if they only apply to all-wood model hulls?
Ultimately, at sub atomic level, there is bound to be a Bosun Higgs in there somewhere   %%
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Re: Is this a nautical unit ?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 03:28:42 PM »

and we've all heard about the 2 short one's.  {-)

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