Wow, not much below the waterline.I wonder how she would maintain stability without her array of sensors, electronics and computer controls? She looks like she would roll and become inverted in heavy seas. But what do I know? Not much, I have a degree in Architecture, not Naval Architecture. But this I do know, she sure is ugly!
After spending 6 years building a Dudley Dix designed sailboat in his driveway in Boulder, Bill Connor is ready to set sail. He and his son, Spencer, leave tomorrow for Connecticut. That's a long way to go for a splash test. Good luck!
The largest cruise ship in the world - three times longer than the height of Big Ben (talk about windage!) - has arrived in Southampton after its maiden voyage. Harmony, really? Somehow a giant floating box doesn't conjure up the image of harmony in my mind. But that's just me, and what do I know? Not much.
Ah, yes, cruising the big blue with 6,410 guests and a crew of 2,100. We are all harmoniously humming "om," until we elbow our way for a place next to the pool.
I wonder how long I will have to wait in line to take the launch to shore so I can buy a tee-shirt or a coffee mug that says "Barcelona" on it? Mind you, the ship does have a 10 storey waterslide. That's fantastic!
Talk about windage! In the back of my mind, I see a movie with this yacht out at sea in a storm. Up from the deep dark depths emerges a monster from some old sailor's tale who breaks off the curvy superstructure thingy and bites down crushing the terrified caviar eating Russian oligarchs (the targeted clientele).
Let's listen to the marketing spiel from the boy wonder "Designer," Gabriel Teruzzi.
“There are precious examples like the Tower of Babel, the Pyramids in Egypt and today in the magnificent skyscrapers.
“The wish to touch the clouds continues to be present in the most powerful minds.”
Y' know, every now and then I think you might like to hear something from us Nice and easy
But there's just one thing You see we never ever do nothing Nice and easy We always do it nice and rough So we're gonna take the beginning of this song And do it easy Then we're gonna do the finish rough This is the way we do proud mary And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the ocean Listen to the story I left a good job in the city Working for the man every night and day And I never lost one minute of sleeping Worrying 'bout the way things might have been Big wheel keep on turning Proud mary keep on burning And we're rolling, rolling Rolling on the ocean Cleaned a lot of plates in memphis Pumped a lot of tane down in new orleans But I never saw the good side of the city Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen Big wheel keep on turning Proud mary keep on burning And we're rolling, rolling Rolling on the ocean If you come down to the ocean I bet you gonna find some people who live You don't have to worry if you got no money People on the ocean are happy to give
Say goodbye to the Somali pirates revenue stream. I wonder if these technological wonders will have the capability to launch killer flying drones?
Coming soon to an ocean near you. Funny thing, in order to achieve crewless vessels, the eggheads are going to have to load these ships with miles of wires and a lot of electronics. Hello, corrosion! Talk about a moist robot. So good luck with that guys.