A thread about getting propulsion power from waves was recently shut down as it deteriorated into jokes and mud slinging, but here is a more realistic way of gaining propulsion power from waves, or rather ships motion because of waves.
This method of both reducing ships motion and saving fuel has been tested in real life on real ships in real weather so it should not suffer a similar faith:
More details can be found here:
Two earlier threads about Wavefoil can be found here:
PS> But both of these threads are old, so not to inconvenience anybody I started this new thread.
I agree. The OP was/is a student who proved again that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. In his case the danger lay in boring others to death by repeating his tiny newly acquired nugget of information ad nauseam. Trolling by any other name.
To see real developments in extracting energy from waves, look toward the Orkney Islands. They’ve been at it for nearly 20 years.
i wouldn’t give him a hard time, persistence is generally the greatest driver to success, that and not letting naysayers get you down !!
i’m sure better hull designs are out there but sticking much of anything in salt water doesn’t fuel my optimism.