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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 04:16:46 PM »
This should be the invention of the year!
Nothing pisss' me off more than plastic bottles in the water.
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 04:19:12 PM »
 It will take a bunch of these to make a dent , but this is a start , and a good one it seems .

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 04:41:32 PM »
It will take a bunch of these to make a dent , but this is a start , and a good one it seems .

 Dusty

Indeed.

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 04:41:32 PM »

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 05:11:59 PM »
If it isn’t powered by an internal combustion engine, I’m not interested.

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 06:12:52 PM »
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the ship can collect between 1 to 3 tonnes of waste per hour, with the objective of collecting 5 to 10,000 tonnes per year.

Now, *that* is freakin awesome.. :thumb:
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
Now, *that* is freakin awesome.. :thumb:

Yeah, what he said!

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 07:20:01 PM »
What is the disposal method for the debris it picks up?

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 07:45:38 PM »
Read the article.

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2021, 08:04:17 PM »
Hope it works. I wish we would have never come up with the BRILLLIANT idea of bottled water. So wasteful.
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2021, 08:16:48 PM »
Hope it works. I wish we would have never come up with the BRILLLIANT idea of bottled water. So wasteful.

 Yep , and the funny part is the water source for a lot of the bottled water , I mean the Houston water supply ??? :laugh:

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 03:20:25 AM »
Hope it works. I wish we would have never come up with the BRILLLIANT idea of bottled water. So wasteful.

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 01:01:18 PM »
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 01:40:57 PM »
Nice boat!
Good luck sailing it in a real blow.

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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2021, 05:14:35 PM »
Nice boat!
Good luck sailing it in a real blow.



Ouch. They might need a big arsed mother ship or tanker to rescue it.



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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2021, 05:43:42 PM »
We need one 4 times that size working the garbage patch NE of here.  It's huge.  An underutilized resource of potential energy.
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2021, 07:47:04 PM »
That is where a self replicating AI would be a good thing. If the sailboat would clone itself out of the dredged plastic and be autonomous, the mid Pacific gyre would be cleaned up fast.
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Re: Plastic eating, ocean cleaning sailboat
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2021, 09:00:32 PM »
Yep , and the funny part is the water source for a lot of the bottled water , I mean the Houston water supply ??? :laugh:

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Our well water is just fine. I fill a to go jug every day.
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