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I had a container for a bit, could a used it as a demo.......dang, now why did I sell it again?!?!?!?!?!?

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I've seen containers turned into ultra cheap housing and office accommodations. Imaginative people can come up with some really neat ways of utilizing them. I think Bob's concept of a minimum house (posted somewhere a while back) could be adapted to containers.

As a boat? Not so much. Linear chines are one thing but vertical corrugations?

Maybe if you double skinned it so the corrugations acted like ribs.
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I've seen containers turned into ultra cheap housing and office accommodations. Imaginative people can come up with some really neat ways of utilizing them. I think Bob's concept of a minimum house (posted somewhere a while back) could be adapted to containers.

As a boat? Not so much. Linear chines are one thing but vertical corrugations?

Maybe if you double skinned it so the corrugations acted like ribs.
You Anti-Origami Consumerist.

Obviously all you have to do is make horizontal cuts in the corrugated steel every 10.33" to create the bends - then you just weld the corrugated strips left over from the initial cut into those spaces on the interior and squirt some filler into the exterior void. Then you epoxy the hell out of it. Done.

The corrugation is critical as it will act to reduce the friction in the water flowing past the hull while under sail or motor (kind of like shark skin) - allowing far more speed than a typical shipping container bobbing around out there. You'll be flying.

Brent will show you. Just wait.
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I have no doubt that Brent could whip a container into something that looked kinda, sorta like a boat in no time. Think of it as BS lapstrake.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The "Swainstrake 40"?

I like it, but I'm still partial to the "BS Container".
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The BS Lapstrake fukishima debri killing world cruiser for Xenophobic sailors who really dont want to go anywhere.
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Brent, you are brazen
I thought you'd be hanging your head in shame. "Standing in" might be a better term than "standing by" your comments. Deception spin and downright lies are the hallmarks your posts all over the internet. Your prior post that I commented on initially is very deceitful as is this one.

Lets take some examples in this post you made; that supposed comment on shape and stiffness and the other on a failure time of 4 hrs. Link my comment on either of these (since you claim I made them).
I'm contending that you simply made them up, as usual along with just about everything you post. Prove me wrong rather than the usual diatribe you resort to. Should be easy since you say I posted those comments.

Why try and paint the very professional steel boatbuilder and designer Wynand Nortje racist. Is it because of his comments on your version of origami on his site ? He also never 'attacked' frameless boats, just your claims about your version of frameless boats.
You mentioned that the mast support pipes- hull plate joint may suffer from metal fatigue where they meet the chine after 1,000 cycles. With the average wave period at sea, that would take about 4 hours .
When Fitter welder pointed out that I have aboriginal background , while I was being attacked on every post I made, for obviously racist reasons, Dutch South African Nortje said he was a racist ,and proud of it.
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You mentioned that the mast support pipes- hull plate joint may suffer from metal fatigue where they meet the chine after 1,000 cycles. With the average wave period at sea, that would take about 4 hours .
When Fitter welder pointed out that I have aboriginal background , while I was being attacked on every post I made, for obviously racist reasons, Dutch South African Nortje said he was a racist ,and proud of it.
Links or it didn't happen dude. You've done this complete misquoting thing way too many times to be at all credible.
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My brother and his neighbours were discussing solar heaters ,at horrendous prices, for their swimming pool in their condos. I asked "Why so pricy?" He said "It's all the fittings on the ends, where the pipes go back and forth."
I said "You don't need any fittings. Black poly pipe comes in a roll. Just lay it out in a spiral on top of the building, till it fills the roof." They did that, for a tiny fraction the cost of a commercially made solar heater, and for many years the propane heater never came on. One hot weekend, they forgot to turn the pump off, and when they got back the pool was too hot to put your toe in. Put a piece of clear plastic over it for greenhouse effect and it gets even more efficient. If you have a south facing roof , you can pipe it from there into a heat storage tank, and you may have plenty of heat for overnight.
At any rate, it doesn't cost much to try it. Black poly pipe is cheap.
Putting foam insulation under the pipe would prevent it from losing too much heat before it got to where it is needed, upping the efficiency. Insulating other sections of the pipe would also help.
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