Originally Posted by lporcano
.........Commercial ships are now using wind power through kites.............
Standard commercial ship speed is 23.5 knots. Makes me wonder just where they're gettting all that wind - above 23.5 knots - that just happened to be blowing in the right direction. Jet stream maybe. But that'd make an irregularly long kite string.
Does sort of explain what has happened to that expensive imported lamp I ordered for my wife:
Gee, Mr. Selkirk, we're real sorry, but the kite pulling the ship your lamp was on pulled it a little off course and it went aground on Christmas Island. Oh, no, sir, your lamp's just fine! It's just, well, it's just on Christmas island, that's all. Soon as the next monsoon hits we'll get 'er pulled off and try again.......