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Old 07-21-2016, 12:46 PM
swampspruce swampspruce is online now
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To The Hydrofoil,Robin!

Before I fell asleep last night my mind was idle and thinking about the Bras D'Or, another of those curious Canadian innovations that seem to constantly fall to the wayside due to politics.It got me thinking about all the advantages of the design and wondered how big a ship could you actually lift out of the water using today's propulsion, modelling and materials technologies?

Could you build a fast freighter the size of a small container ship for example, or a cruise ship (say 50000 tons) version of the Concorde, nautically speaking? Most of what I could find online seems limited to around 200 tons , is that the upper limit?