[Noisebridge-discuss] Free yacht (pirate ketch) in Berkeley

Andrew Grosser dioptre at gmail.com
Mon May 9 22:35:58 UTC 2016


It's a ketch - about 40ft - and less than 20ft depth - all rough estimates!

On Mon, 9 May 2016 at 13:29 Brian Klug <brian.klug at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> The benefit to putting the buoyancy apparati in the boat, as opposed to
> above it and pulling it up, is that the air mattresses / kiddie pools / etc
> also displaces the water.  Your method would work equally well (or
> better) until you get to the surface, at which point it is really going to
> help things if the boat floats on its own. I believe.
>
> I have reached out to some SCUBA certified friends.  First question is on
> depth, of course.
>
> What depth is it at?   What is the length of the boat?   What is the model
> of the boat?
>
> -B
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Tobias Merkle <tgamerkle at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Might also try removing the pump point of failure by inflating pools
>> above water, then ratcheting them to the boat and tightening the lines one
>> by one. Minimizes time underwater and probably lowers scuba gear cost.
>>
>> Also probably want to attach the pools very securely to the ratchets so
>> the pool plastic doesn't tear. But hey, wild speculation...
>>
>> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Christoph Maier <
>> christoph.maier at ieee.org> wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.iusmentis.com/patents/priorart/donaldduck/
>>>
>>> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Andrew Grosser <dioptre at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hell yes! :)
>>>>
>>>> or we could find the leak and pump compressed air into her?! then pump
>>>> water out when she hits the surface?!
>>>>
>>>> I wonder if we could get a few ppl together to team it up?
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, 9 May 2016 at 10:01 Brian Klug <brian.klug at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> SCUBA divers + air compressor on surface + air hose + twenty
>>>>> inflatable kiddie pools =
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> [image: Inline image 1]
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>
> Hi guys,
>
> There's a boat that sunk in the berkeley marina, and I thought it would be
> a fun challenge to get it back up and out. If we do we can keep it. A
> noisebridge pirate boat!
>
> Rrrrrrrrrrr. ;)
> Andy
>
>
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