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ThurberMingus  ·  224 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cargill plans to revisit the Age of Sail for fuel efficiency

hahahahaha was wondering why there was no pictures of BAR's design anywhere.


I am a sucker for anything about sailing though. BAR and B9 are both talking about essentially a normal tanker/bulk ship and just raising sail & cutting the engines back when running down wind. A hull that can sail cross or up wind is completely different than a hull that can carry heavy cargo.

The Preussen is the largest sailing cargo ship ever built (in 1902, after steam ships had already shown sail was done for) and it had a capacity of 8000 tons.

8000 tons is a small coastal tanker by today's comparison. The biggest are half a million tons now.

kleinbl00  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I might argue that the development of the container was not a net good for humanity. I don't know how vociferously I'd argue it because I'd have to start pulling arguments out of my ass about 3 minutes into it.