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That`s a big boat !

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That`s a big boat !

The world`s biggest container ship has docked, on it`s maiden voyage, around the world, at Felixstowe,......
It is HUGE !....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30696685
The engine is seventeen metres high ! ... and the ship can carry over 19,000 standard 20 ft containers.... which ... if laid end to end, would stretch 72 miles....  !
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What a sloppy article full of unofficial units - London buses, Olympic pools, soccer pitches...
"It is 56.8m (186ft) wide and 73m (240ft) high, its gross tonnage is 186,000 - the equivalent of 14,500 London buses, ..." I have seen the length and height of London buses used as units before but never the weight. Surely the correct unit is a bag of sugar?
London buses come in various heights lengths and weights from minibuses and single-deckers through vintage routemasters to the NBL ("Boris Bus").

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Re: That`s a big boat !

I can't say I know a lot about big ships but the idea of a giant two-stroke engine seems strange to me.
The last two-stroke engine I had was on a Lambretta.
Is this a normal engine for big ships?
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The engine on my 70ft narrowboat ( 13.tons )... was from a 1944 Royal Navy fast patrol boat... and was a Coventry Climax 4 cyl two stroke diesel... 
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Re: That`s a big boat !

Commer trucks, years ago, ran on 2 stroke diesels too!  Cool
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Surely the correct unit is a bag of sugar?

Would that be 500g, 1Kg or 2kg bags Wink
Or, as I would prefer, 2lb bags Roll eyes

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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/diesel-two-stroke1.htm

"It turns out that the diesel approach, which compresses only air and then injects the fuel directly into the compressed air, is a much better match with the two-stroke cycle. Many manufacturers of large diesel engines therefore use this approach to create high-power engines."
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Shutter looked at the boat engines and said "diesel do!"
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Yeah Yeah.... !   heard that one before.....  Cheesy  
Was fitted to the boat before I bought it..... smoked like the whole boat was on fire, when it started up... for about 2 mins.... after that.... it sounded like a sewing machine, and had plenty of grunt, when needed.. ( not that there are many hills on the canals ! !... and getting away from traffic lights was no problem either ! ... ) I had two or three enquiries asking if the engine was Electric !... it was so smooth and quiet... even though it was 1944 vintage... !
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Shutter looked at the boat engines and said "diesel do!"

You realise comments like that will fuel a spate of puns Wink

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If the mods act fast they may be able to container them.
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Will have to inject some life into them, to get them going !.
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I'd hate to stroke your ego, but it may be the only course.
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That's an idea worth floating Wink
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I've started to harbour doubts if it is.

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