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Old 01-23-2022, 01:26 AM   #1181 (permalink)
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:20 AM   #1182 (permalink)
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Just had a thought inspired from that. Why have a trailer when a boat already has way more structural integrity than it needs to withstand towing? Have retractable wheels and a removable tow point, and it should be fairly optimal for towing or sailing. Heck, make a bulbous bow to accommodate the hitch attachment and you might gain efficiency.

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Old 01-23-2022, 01:43 PM   #1183 (permalink)
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Different mediums of travel which have different coefficient of drag. Most of boat drag is the water, most of trailer drag is topside air
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:58 PM   #1184 (permalink)
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So it's obvious. A boat that turns turtle for towing.
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That could have a definitely positive effect for day boats, but a cabin cruiser, I dunno
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I was thinking of something like an enclosed lifeboat/semisubmersible. Definitely not a sailboat, although I suppose you could step the mast.

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It was designed as an ice fishing hut for an architecture class in college, but would work as an outhouse. I think the drawback as an ice fishing hut is that slush kicked up on the underside would freeze the door shut.
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So it's obvious. A boat that turns turtle for towing.
Or no towing at all, like the Tatuíra fishing boat.
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If it's cold enough in Detroit to be on the river, slush wasn't an issue.
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Another one of those old Brazilian coupé-utilities from the '80s converted to double-cab, mostly for a tax break but they ended up having the same footprint of a compact car, yet the open pick-up bed still provided some versatility. No wonder examples such as this '89 Ford Pampa are still soldiering on. This one has the receiver for a removable tow hitch BTW...


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