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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2019, 10:11:08 AM »

The wheel turns every few 100 years.......built for comfort & not speed  %) .......... Derek
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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2019, 02:09:42 PM »

you don't need a sharp bow to push the water aside - most of it goes under the ship. Ever tried paddling a K1 in less than 4 feet of water?
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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2019, 11:22:30 PM »

Ever tried climbing a Pilots rope ladder to board a 100+K tonner when she is light ship?......may have been 60 steps.....felt like 600


It is a long way to climb up.......no safety harness.......a long way back down  <*< ......not for the feint hearted


It was an ocean tug that took me out to the vessel at anchor in the Archipelago off Dampier [Western Australia] ....at least the tug Master had the courtesy to stand by until I reached deck level...[or to fish me out of the water if I fell] 


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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2019, 10:15:43 PM »

you don't need a sharp bow to push the water aside - most of it goes under the ship. Ever tried paddling a K1 in less than 4 feet of water?

...sorry but out of interest what is a K1 please?

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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2019, 08:48:36 AM »

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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »

K1 - I used to paddle one on the Thames above Richmond bridge. You could feel it getting sluggish in shallow water, and it never ran well on a canal - too shallow.
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Re: Ships with "Blunt" Bows.
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2019, 11:08:32 AM »

I thought the 4 foot was for when you do capsize it, so you can fall out and resurface easily, being stuck under a capsized canoe is not a nice felling
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