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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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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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Re: Scale
« 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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