Retired Naval Architect
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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea
Do you understand physics? Might brush up.
As a designer of vessels who has done Load Line approvals for a large wooden schooner, designed one, performed ABS approved wave bending moment calculations for vessels up to 400 feet, been a consultant and witness for to the British government in the inquiry into the loss of a wooden school ship, founding Chairman of the ASTA Technical Committee, researched the hull failure of the Titanic
for the History Channel, etc., etc., etc., I thank you for the comic relief your speculations about wood have provided in this grim thread.
Instead of wasting all those words and time attempting to educate us about something you clearly know little about, I would suggest you ponder the question of wave knockdowns. It is especially applicable to shallow inlets with shoals on either side such as you were prepared to so blithely navigate after being unable to manage the rather easy and well marked crossing of the Saint John River in calm weather while not fatigued from a long day offshore.
Note that this wave is not particularly large:
Last edited by Roger Long; 06-30-2013 at 08:03 AM.