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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #120 on: Jan 11, 2010, 11:05 PM »
^^^^^

Errrr... because they are ugly ships, Rob? ???
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #121 on: Jan 11, 2010, 11:10 PM »
Not ALL ships have them totally exposed, but that is an excellent question.  'll post a pic of one of the Costa yellow funnels.  There is a black band of bars at the top that conceal the exhausts. 
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #122 on: Jan 12, 2010, 04:19 AM »
It's mostly form and not function. The shape of the funnel and it's aerodynamic interaction with the superstructure drives design. The extended pipes are just the architects artistic touch on the design.

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #123 on: Jan 12, 2010, 12:51 PM »
While the Costa Magica won't win any beauty contests, I did like photographing the funnel.  :)  These were taken just at sunrise, before the ship attempted to enter the narrow channel into Bermuda.  Only a few ship nuts were up to see this.
 



I can also report that without any scoops or any other aerodynamic add-ons, the aft end of the ship would have soot on the decks in the morning.  Running my hand over the teak rails early that morning, they, along with the deck, had a fine film of black covering everything at the stern.
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #124 on: Jan 12, 2010, 01:24 PM »
Having just seen the shots of the QE floatout on another thread, I think she is more than qualified to be listed in this thread as well!

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #125 on: Jan 12, 2010, 03:54 PM »
It's mostly form and not function. The shape of the funnel and it's aerodynamic interaction with the superstructure drives design. The extended pipes are just the architects artistic touch on the design.

Oh!
Interesting - isn't the golden Rule meant to be 'function first', then form?!

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #126 on: Jan 16, 2010, 12:12 AM »
One would think but there are always trade-offs for one reason or another.

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #127 on: Jan 16, 2010, 01:18 AM »
One trade-off on QM2 with the scoops and shortened funnel is she looks like she's got elephant ears. :o  i personally would have made them shorter and dealt with a little bit more soots on the decks.  I wonder if they aren't as effective at slower speeds?
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #129 on: Feb 18, 2010, 08:00 PM »
or look the kaguya princess  project   MORE AND MORE BIGGER ?? and MORE AND MORE horrible :-X

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #130 on: Feb 18, 2010, 08:20 PM »
or look the kaguya princess  project   MORE AND MORE BIGGER ?? and MORE AND MORE horrible :-X
How long is that going to be!?

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #131 on: Feb 18, 2010, 10:59 PM »
Re: Kaguya - well, end on to a long swell the hogging and sagging are going to be rather interesting...


Mind you, I suppose she looks better than that proposed triangular thing I found yesterday....!!  ( Managed to save the thumbnail from the Google search ).  Looks like it has a 747 parked on the roof?!
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #132 on: Apr 19, 2010, 03:35 PM »
I just found an interesting perspective of the Burswood Casino here in PER, and i havent noticed untill now, but the Casino & Hotel looks like the stern of a modern day cruise ship! Buildings and ships should not look alike!! Have a look!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trochaic/4534074154/

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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #133 on: Apr 19, 2010, 03:36 PM »
"Buildings and ships should not look alike."

Matt... look three posts up... ^^^^^  !!!
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Re: Isn't she beautiful!!! (a parade of ugly cruise ships!)
« Reply #134 on: Apr 19, 2010, 11:21 PM »
"Buildings and ships should not look alike....."
And if they do, it's a sad reflection on their designers - and their knowledge of good looking 20th Century ships!
I feel really sorry for ships  that are building look-alikes - they can't do anything to help their appearance ;)