the concept of unsinkable yachts
I am not sure that I came to a conclusion about the "apparent implication" of your post. I think that there were several aspects of you post that seemed to suggest an apparent conclusion that perhaps warranted further clarification or discussion. My post pretty much discussed those aspects of your original post that I thought suggested dubious implications or conclusions. Those areas that I was concerned about included the likelihood of a fin keel vs a long keel of breeching the hull in a grounding or collision, the relative strength of steel vs. fiberglass (or wood), and the issues of designing a boat for full floatation, vs designing a boat to resist impact damage in the first place.
Last edited by Jeff_H; 04-16-2006 at 09:01 PM.