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Re: Could You Survive a Collision
Absolutely! My 31 ft steel origami hull is 3/16th plate. I have already T-boned a concrete dock, and one of my 36 footers , of the same thickness, sailing at hull speed, has already T boned a steel barge, which was tied to the dock, with zero damage . Another hit a submerged barge , on a sharp corner, doing hull speed. He caught the corner of the barge , just off the centreline, at the bow. Zero damage, except some scraped hull paint.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"