Big ship on the river

Discussion in 'SMB' started by The Raven, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    @double maxim away mate where are you.

    Ahhhh that's it!!! My mistake.
  2. Sgt Pepper

    Sgt Pepper Striker

    Went on a walk along the coastal footpath from Latimers to Whitburn/Souter lighthouse on Saturday and you could see it from up there sticking out on the skyline.
  3. double maxim

    double maxim Midfield

    Fucking skimmers.
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  4. There once was a lad called Alladin
    Who had a magic Lamp
    He stole it off a Matelot who was fathoms up a tramp
    He stole it off a Matelot to see what he could get
    And he rubbbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed
    But he ain't got Fuck all yet

    La de da fiddle dee
    60 annas equals one rupee
    feed of arse up a sycamore tree
    poor bugger Janner

    The Sultan saidf to Alladin
    my palace you will paint
    Alladin like a big OD said - No I fuckin aint
    So he armed himself with a paintbrush and a pot of black enamel
    and he shoved it up the Arsehole of the sultan's favourite camel

    And we'll all go back to Oggie land (where's that)
    to Oggie land (where's that )
    To Oggieland
    And we'll all go back to Oggie land
    Where they cant tell ???? from tissue paper tissue paper marmalade and jam
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  5. The Resource

    The Resource Central Defender

  6. Ship

    Ship Midfield

  7. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    It's a jack up rig, surely everyone on this board knows what one is after the Xcite Energy jack up rig was followed on maritime GPS tracking sites every inch of its journey halfway around the world
  8. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Had a cycle along the river path tonight. It's a bloody impressive sight that. Good to see on the Wear.
  9. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    Technically, it's a vessel, not a rig.
  10. Cellus is the name of the ship, green, white and yellow, there’s another ship same colours but I forget it’s name.
  11. Not a rig marra.
    No drilling derrick or machinery on this baby.;)
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  12. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Same fucking thing to us land lubbers, there's only two of you on this thread and big semenstains six who either know or care. BTW when does a boat become a ship?
  13. The Resource

    The Resource Central Defender

    Boats go under water, ships go above.
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  14. :lol::lol::lol:

    BTW -a ship can carry a boat, but a boat cannot carry a ship.;)
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  15. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Well this is just confusing as fuck. Can you get a big boat that is bigger than a small ship or does it go on size?
  16. All to do with size basically.
  17. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    A google search also throws up the theory that if a boat turns right it will lean (or whatever the nautical term for leaning is, bank or pitch or something) to the right, when a ship turns to the right it will lean to the left. Is this right?
  18. Basically yes.
    A lot to do with size, keel design, rudders etc.
  19. Leon Solent

    Leon Solent Midfield

    Mostly but not necessarily. When a ship does a steady turn it will generally heel outwards. When the rudder is initially put over the force acting through the rudder acts instantly, before the force acting through the hull has a chance to build up. This can cause the ship to heel inwards. Then the hull force overtakes that of the rudder and the ship heels outwards. If the rudder angle is suddenly taken off at the point of changeover then the angle of heel can become excessive and potentially dangerous. I've got the maths for it on Powerpoint but it's dull unless you like Nav Arch.

    Other ship / boat considerations? Size. Areas of trade. Boats usually in sheltered/close-in/harbour waters and canals. Ships generally built for international or deep-sea trade. Class I / II classification. Ships require a freeboard deck (continuous deck capable of being made watertight) for the preservation of reserve buoyancy. Plimsoll and Deck line markings. Boats may only require Seawater and Freshwater load markings to reflect density difference between the two. When a ship sinks you get into a boat. When a boat sinks you get into the water. Boats mostly regarded as pleasure craft. No hard and fast rules though as both categories overlap each other and the only real cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.

    No definitive answer of Boat v Ship though.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  20. peasmarshmakem

    peasmarshmakem Full Back

    Remember the crowds that turned to see Nasas Crusader and Nordic Chieftan launched from North Sands back in the mid 70s ,some something like 158,000 tonnes,the biggest ships ever launched on the Wear until Thatcher worked her magic

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