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semi- submersible

2007-02-08 16:25:38.025879+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-09 20:01:52.530009+00 by: petronius

When the Mighty Servant sank off of Sumatra, did they use a semi-sub to carry it back to drydock for repair?

I wonder how these things do in heavy weather, with the enormous and ungainly load on board. I suppose keeping some water in the ballast tanks helps ballance thange out.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-09 20:14:13.425454+00 by: petronius

I also saw this on TV the other day: A modular, self-propelled trailer. Some versions of this thing are made up of platforms with 6 independently steerable, motor driven wheels. They can hook them up like dominoes in various patterns, then slave all the controls to one station. It then can carry, say, an apartment building or an oil refinery down the road, albeit very slowly.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-09 20:53:08.678753+00 by: Dan Lyke

I bet the guys doing the product shots had a blast: "How many of these things can we stack together?"