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Old 06-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #21
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It would be interesting to see actual data from two ferries like that one each with different drives. I'd like to see it. I do own a jet ski and it's fast and quick off the line and a blast to drive. I've just never thought they were efficient in larger vessels. I bet the fact it's a cat helps too.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #22
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #23
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It may have been the Hyak in the pic I took. Same dif.
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I think it looks more like the M/V Sealth.



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Old 06-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #25
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"This thread reads like the data was supplied by the same people who briefed Bush on Iraq's WMD program."

The British , French , Russians

Will be interesting to see if the chemical weapons being used in Syria were manufactured by Saddam.
For 2 years of diddeling by the UN much was shipped to the Bakka Valley.

A couple of chemist friends claim country of mfg can be identified for many types of chemical weapons.

The US gov would never reveal the origin , but the Frogs might .
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #26
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WMDS were found. Not in large quantities. They were shipped to Canada for disposal.

Egad. You mean Harper has them now?
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #27
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The OP's question.
"how efficient are ferries?"
Years ago, when I could still claim to be a mathematician, the BC ferries published their annual fuel usage/cost for some of their ships. On a tons per mile basis, I calculated the fuel usage to move my then sailboat on its own power versus the same weight on the ferry. Within the admittedly wide margin of error, I could move my tons for the same cost per ton/mile as the ferry.
BC didn't then have the "fast ferries" to mess up the calculations, all were then as now, full displacement boats running at or below 1.34x sqrt WL
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