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Author Topic: Sailing ships could be back  (Read 194 times)
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« on: October 13, 2020, 09:49:29 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 11:31:55 AM »

I'd love to see this happen and the energy figures hoped for with these sails, very cool indeed.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 11:30:35 AM »

My forward thinking Dad invested in the Walker Wingsail company many years ago, but nothing came of it, I think. Both gone now. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:35:21 PM »

This seems to be a repeating pattern.  Lots of good ideas, which you would think would pay for themselves by the fuel savings, but they never get anywhere. I wonder whether they are abandoned as "too difficult," they are afraid they won't be able to find staff competent to manage them - or even that they can't insure them?
One idea I remember was for a big kite launched off the front of an oil tanker to pull it a bit.
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