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Old 09-05-2014, 12:51 AM
 
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Its really no different than a speed boat. they can go fast but must plane and when waves and wind become a problem on comfort ;you slow down. Kind of like why off road racers do not do 200 plus MPH.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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In this day and age it looks like ships (the ones traveling on water) are significantly slower compared other major forum of transports.

The fastest cargo ship is only 38 mph (Algol-class vehicle cargo ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

The fastest passenger ship is 67 mph (The World’s Fastest Ship - Incat High Speed Ferry Excels).

They are definitely slower than rail, especially those high speed trains. Cars and even those big 18-wheelers that go 70 mph+.


Why can ships travel any faster?

Does water give more friction than roads and/or rail lines?

Are people not interested in ship engines that allow faster travel for cargo and passenger ships?
Resistance by water of course...I thought that was common knowledge...
you need a design to cut through the water.

you can travel by air faster because there is less wind resistance
and slower than a jet on road because ground resistance.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:17 AM
 
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Go for a walk down your street, then try to walk in a pool. That should tell you everything you need to know.
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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They seem to move pretty fast to me...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBmJ2cuFTcE
I know these aren't the types of boats you where refering to though.
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