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Re: Colregs? Who cares?
So when do these buyers realize that several smaller ships with more efficient screws are more capable to move cargo... or better stated more flexible to go elsewhere in pinch?
probably about the time fuel costs go up again.
Can someone answer for me why they build these massive direct-drive engines, instead of taking the freight train approach of hybrid drives (diesel engines driving generators for power, then electric motors driving the locomotive)... Or is it just inefficient to have multiple "screws," better to have 1 large one than several small ones?
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.