VSTEP-Ship Simulator Extremes
Overhead and bottom view of the Rainbow Warrior, pre-construction.
With a waterline length of 190 ft, the maximum hull speed is about 21.25 MPH. At 75% of its potential speed, I wouldn't call 16 mph "pretty fast".
bigblurb, 'pretty fast' is a relative term, intentionally imprecise. Speed also depends upon load, means of locomotion, ocean conditions, the nerve of the captain and, hull coating - and many more as you well know,
Considering that this isn't a racing yacht, 16.5 mph isn't 'slow', either.
There's always time to do it better NOW.
It is amazing that we praise the efforts of eco-terrorists as innovative. I should expect this from a magazine whose editor is so proud of his son who wanted to ram SUVs off of the road. This is the same thing that the "Rainbow Warrior" was designed to do at sea.
I agree nonsquid. I mean, I never really understood how Greenpeace can have this "holier-than-thou" attitude. They clearly polute the oceans if they have small boats with gas engines. They use plastic. They do lots of things that they look down on others for. I do agree that we should protect our natural resources, but their approach is completely misguided.
And your far superior but decidedly less holier-than-thou approach would be what 'downie.samuel'? or you 'nonsquid'? hmmm? crickets?
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