So they actually pay you for riding on that sea going roller coaster? Just kidding. I’m sitting here watching the video listening to the sounds of the tug and barge creaking and banging and thinking ” Gee, I hope nothing breaks!” and I’m not even there. Well, enjoy the warmth at least.
The architect assures us that she’ll handle up to 25′ seas. Our sister units have been in upwards of 30′ seas, they did not come out of it unscathed. The largest seas I’ve been caught in with this unit have been nearer 16-18′ and I wouldn’t want to be in anything much larger. Once we start seeing seas higher than that we tend to consider a course change and slowing down or head for shelter and wait it out. After all, the customer wants all of his product, not most of it.
Is that twisting of the barge/tug we see in the video or just the camera movement relative to the tug? The fore/aft articulation is clear but I was surprised at what appears to be almost a corkscrew motion. It must generate some interesting noises.
The twisting you see is due to camera movement. The pitching is normal, the side roll is synchronous. The coupling of the forces at work are many and the illusion that she is corkscrewing is just that, an illusion.
The noises are an added plus. It takes some getting used to.