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1. (WO2001032500) WAY AS ACRONYM FOR WAVE AVOIDANCE YACHT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032500    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/041479
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B63B 1/04
B63B 1/10
B63B 39/02
B63B 41/00
B63B 43/04
B63B 43/06
B63B 43/08
B63B 43/14
B63H 5/08
Applicants: KAY, John
KAY, Bluey
Inventors: KAY, John
Title: WAY AS ACRONYM FOR WAVE AVOIDANCE YACHT
Abstract:
In operation for wave avoidance the WAY presents only a small profile and a small part of its total structure to the most dynamically active part of all ocean waves, their surface and crests. This includes all storm and rogue waves. In this mode the bulk of the vessel is distributed through lower more quiescent water and spans differentiated deep wave effect. In this mode the WAY has low above-surface reserve buyoancy-able-to-induce unwanted motion. In wave avoidance mode when not underway, the WAY is stabilised by low reserve buoyancy of its wave piercing causeways (12). Underway the WAY behaves as a hydrodynamic flying body and does not rely on wings or hydrofoils which receive undesirable acceleration forces and motion from deep wave effect. Flight path is controlled by orientation which is controlled by a large separation between center of volume and a moveable center of mass. A WAY has a surface or shallow water mode of operation. The word yacht in the title is to suggest a preferred embodiment of size lying between boat and ship; a size that in conventional vessels is subject to particularly nauseating sea motion. The WAY can be configured for passage making with internal motors and without sails.