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

Christoph Maier christoph.maier at ieee.org
Mon May 9 22:41:18 UTC 2016


I presume that reusability of the flotation devices would be an issue.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXaWW2QWMAALb21.jpg

On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Andrew Grosser <dioptre at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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