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

Andrew Grosser dioptre at gmail.com
Tue May 10 02:00:18 UTC 2016


Haha

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+recover+a+sunken+boat&oq=how+to+recover+a+sunken+boat&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.6174j0j4&client=ms-android-google&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

On Mon, May 9, 2016, 15:41 Christoph Maier <christoph.maier at ieee.org> wrote:

> 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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