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Sowosamma

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« on: November 08, 2016, 04:47:35 am »
Maria-C, known as a 34 m x 9 m ship should fit comfortably into the port of Niendorf, a port close to my home at the Baltic Sea. So I sailed to this port, and I had to realize that the ship was bigger than expected! The fishermen from there said I should not go in, but I managed it with small scratches, both at ship and dock, which will multiply when I leave.
In Google Maps there is a measurement function, and Maria-C appeares as 56 m ship, as shown in the pictures below. As a kind of calibration, I also measured a track in the sports stadium, which measured 100 meters here, and Google is pretty accurate, the small difference comes only from my inaccuracy when clicking.

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Dieter

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dinther

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Re: Scale
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 04:09:56 pm »
That is a royal stuffup. Maria-C is one of the first ships and was a generic made up ship given the name of a similar looking real ship. Only later did I decide to only include real ships with real dimensions.
I corrected the length of Maria-c to the correct 34 meter. However the ship is now too narrow (7 meters instead of 9) as the image of the deck isn't the actual Maria-c.

It will have to do for now. This ship is likely to be removed until I get an actual image of her deck.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 06:51:01 am »
Thank you for your efforts. It really did not bother me, I noticed it by chance, when it was scratching in the harbor.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 11:04:46 pm »
Hi. I did a comparative graphical test in one of my useful harbors, COLONIA (URUGUAY) between the Stena Hollandica and the Atlantic Express by overlapping her many times to match the Stena length. The match is almost perfect, as you can see in the attached linked pic.

http://oi66.tinypic.com/1z1qjyx.jpg

Gtgs.