Cresting or buckling is what all ships are tempted to do. Thus a keel is essential, or any swell, swale or crest, would arc up amidst the midships & that’s not good. Weight of bow and stern leveraging the hull, until inevitably snapping said vessel, tearing the seams apart of even the finest joinery. A fact of travelling the seas every ship hand reads, while working the listing, managing a keel creates. Enjoy the next video that explains the actual forces and how they apply stresses to a modern day large vessel continually from day of launch.
Now imagining the shape of the keel as similar to the underside of a turtle yet vastly larger. Today’s ships exist outside the Ark’s Interior Dimensions, using every waterway yet never facing a wave even a tenth of the size of those cresting the continents. With the deluge moving at a speed and height we can only guess at. Enjoy the next video linked to explain the principle best used to understand buoyancy. The weight of the water displaced is equal to the weight of the vessel.
With an immense Gopher wood one to count on much may be accomplished, especially if framing is to account for heavy weather. Cresting online are links to broken pasts, lost pieces of a trail, even in ruin, worth a walkabout. Allow arcing a breath of life & review. What does water do to dry fields during torrents? Only expand the upper crests of thatched roots until too tight for water to more than roll away. The end for many lawns if left untended, is heart to a theory living on the half shell, yet within sight. I imagine the Ark as tough enough to roar as these vessels do.
Now possible to weigh & measure, existing real details, of to our roots. For today’s best engineers and best crews have hammered out the kinks of navigating rough seas by diving under the worst of it. What if the peat was dense enough to break the swells and even while saturated with water. Be buoyant enough to contain within air filled watertight holds and living spaces that are naturally pushed up by the density of waters. Enjoy the next video which allows a realistic view of being in a large ship in rough waters. Remember though that the Ark faced waves climbing over mountains. Next video rough sea warning.
Literally true, we know less about Noah’s Ark than we like, equally as little than we do about Turtle Island. With this theory about Gopher wood booming on such a vast plain they both fit. We have explored here a bit and now I believe there is definitely something worth investigating. A physical fact of nautical theory, a keel hat can hold the ship together, would allow shape to any vessel. Yet when Noah was commanded to build an Ark, I believe it also meant Arc, for sloped sides would be needed to take on cresting high waves. Not flat sides that would get punched through. As the next video shows us some of the harsh realities brave crews face on rough seas.
Essentially true is that few ships are designed to withstand the great cresting weights of water. Even with the mysterious source Gopher wood available, being able to endure such impacts over and over would need a design that takes the punch out of the weight. With a great plain of Peat polymerized underneath, harnessing immense amounts of buoyancy reserves deep enough it could be depended upon to hold fast as the upper thick layers absorb the torrent as rise diverts and sheds the water and unwanted weight. While the saturated exterior is held up above sea level by the overall buoyancy of the vessel. The inner hold if built above the center of the keel, as most ships are, would be assumed more stable across a broader plain and beam.
Only an arcing hull makes water shedding possible, with reinforcement plausible, of a vast plain of ancient partially polymerized peat. Providing much needed buoyancy, possible ballast and motion powered pumping systems can be imagined, as well as the stability of a turtle. In waves so high just their shear weight would devastate any and all modern ships. Imagine a vast plain of once dry and partially polymerized Peat, hollowed out at the sides to within three hundred cubits thick, down to a depth that leaves the underside still in excess of fifty cubits, with the thinnest point of the upper hull no less than thirty cubits. Fits all dimensions given in Scripture and allowing another angle to view a possibility. Built on a backbone of blessed Gopher wood. Keeping afloat tens of square miles of hold space. Carefully hollowing out decks and tunnels reduces weight and adds to buoyancy. Respectfully old world highland peat may have been the miraculous Gopher wood.
Updating our virtual tour late 2017 as the theory we started with. By simply saying Gophering, or Gophered if seen as a process of slow polymerization around strengthening root fibers filled with air. Proposing an unexpected view of Gopher wood, in plain terms, alongside commonly accessible examples. Thanks again to YouTube for all the great videos by experts & everyday people. Looking at plains of high altitude Peat, as the true source of Gopher wood. Try to imagine how peat would handle the waters in the next video, enjoy.
Being an actual Carpenter allows me a modicum of understanding what wood and peat can do. Writing this theory only after carefully examining all real woods this world offers. Required imagining the plains prior to the flood and after hundreds of thousands of years of peat accumulation and the natural processes such remains would be subject to. Personally I would trust an isle of peat over a craft out of any other known wood. Especially after taking the time to think about it. Which is what the point of this website is about. Sharing a theory, plausible enough to be real, I pray you don’t mind me stretching out this build. Thanks largely to dramatic videos like the next one.
Expertise in one field or another would leave you stranded on a job of this size without proper management. Noah was aided, that is no lie, yet limited to our primitive thinking, doubtful, he had three very smart sons willing to learn, from a learned great grandfather, and I bet their wives were hearty sailors worth relying on too. With no doubts or contention, my faith has not always been so easily placed, yet all I am assembling is basic facts I believe. Sure my view is theoretical as was most of science, that’s why I’m grateful for this stage to sort out my words. The next video shows us a peek at the life of a tightly run crew on one of, or the last large sail cargo ships in service.
Cresting of an arcing vessel, being managed by grass ropes limiting the water saturation arcing the thick upper layers of an expanding peat hull. May at first sound unproven, to remind you upon lake Titicaca they have, for around five hundred years that we know of. Even if they are not using the type of ancient peat this theory is proposing existed. The lake they live upon is a testament of what was there. By what is missing, we may guess at the size of plain and possible densities. As we do about the uses of pottery and ceramic works. Among the ancient ruins are marvels of megalithic stonework that share just one common trait. No parts of theses structures are meant for man’s habitation. Instead we see examples of the thickest stone walls and knocked down columns that once supported something greater than a roof. Underpinning keep up a plain of peat til afloat?