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(YouTube) Video A cruise ship gets cut in half, then stretched 99 feet. It's almost impossible to fathom   (youtube.com) divider line 9
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2014-02-13 12:12:54 PM  
2 votes:
I had no idea that you could do that.
2014-02-13 09:47:20 AM  
2 votes:
I'd have liked to have seen some of the "hooking it all back together" and a heck of a lot less painting.

As it was, meh, it was kind of cool..
2014-02-13 06:17:30 PM  
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: What was the point of the gridlines painted on at 2:22 when the painting seemed to be having no problems proceeding without it earlier and they just painted over the grid all-white afterwards?

I'm not questioning if a reason exists, I'm wondering what that reason is.


I wondered about that too and thought maybe it was some sort of anti-corrosion layer on some prior welds they could see.
2014-02-13 03:56:45 PM  
1 votes:
What was the point of the gridlines painted on at 2:22 when the painting seemed to be having no problems proceeding without it earlier and they just painted over the grid all-white afterwards?

I'm not questioning if a reason exists, I'm wondering what that reason is.
2014-02-13 02:11:56 PM  
1 votes:
I don't care how good the welds are, that thing is gonna fail one day. In a rough sea, the bow lifts out of the water and gravity pulls it down, then the bow settles and the buoyancy pushes it up, same at the stern, keep flexing and flexing and it will tear like a beer can. They'd have been better off making two short limo liners rather than one large one.

Plus I could probably justify buying a shorter one. It'd look sweet in the pool. And Jeeves wouldn't complain about fetching me a cocoanut from the artificial island if I had one of those. Where's the phone?
2014-02-13 11:59:59 AM  
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Holy shiat, the engineering alone of doing that boggles the mind. Was the whole weight of that ship supported on that tiny rail? Wow.


The ship sections were on, as far as I could tell, three full-sized rail beds that ran the length of the ship.  You can put a lot of pressure on rails, especially with the very slow-moving nature of that job minimizing the dynamic stresses on it.

Iszael: I'd have liked to have seen some of the "hooking it all back together" and a heck of a lot less painting.

As it was, meh, it was kind of cool..


It would have been cool to see an interior shot of piping systems meeting up to their new analogs on the extended sections.  However, I have to give this video credit for making the watching of paint dry seem interesting to me.
2014-02-13 11:23:05 AM  
1 votes:

Iszael: I'd have liked to have seen some of the "hooking it all back together" and a heck of a lot less painting.

As it was, meh, it was kind of cool..


This. As well as see some more of the cutting, especially on interior decks.
2014-02-13 09:29:07 AM  
1 votes:
Holy shiat, the engineering alone of doing that boggles the mind. Was the whole weight of that ship supported on that tiny rail? Wow.
2014-02-13 04:52:56 AM  
1 votes:
ultimate cut 'n' shut. Hope it's never in a t-bone accident
 
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