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MJL
09-26-2010, 17:16
I was coming home, yesterday with just "a few more bottles" when I got the "you have enough to float a battleship already" comment. So, this got me thinking. How much bourbon would it take to float a battleship? Would displacement be affected by alcohol content? Just curios on these points?:rolleyes:

Gillman
09-26-2010, 17:36
About what you see on the average Gazebo table. :)

Gary

whskylvr
09-26-2010, 17:51
I belive adding alcohol to the water would reduce the density and cause the battleship to sink. Of course IMHO :grin:

Bourbon Boiler
09-26-2010, 18:48
I assume the expression means pouring all of the liquid around a beached battleship, and then how much liquid it would take to visably notice the battleship floating. We would need to know the surface area and dimensions (since it likely isn't flat) of the bottom of the ship, and the conditions of the surface upon which the battleship current resides.

I seriously doubt you have enough to float a battleship.

Conclusion: Buy More.

Special Reserve
09-26-2010, 18:56
I belive adding alcohol to the water would reduce the density and cause the battleship to sink. Of course IMHO :grin:

It is correct that alcohol is less dense than water. It would take more bourbon than water to float a battleship.

chilidawg7
09-26-2010, 19:04
this site (http://www.wiskit.com/marilyn/battleship.html) and this picture (http://www.wiskit.com/marilyn/battleship.html) may help shed some light on this query

Bourbon Boiler
09-26-2010, 19:12
It is correct that alcohol is less dense than water. It would take more bourbon than water to float a battleship.

At room temperature you are correct. However, for those of us that like our bourbon at a temperature where water is a solid, the equation changes a bit.

barturtle
09-26-2010, 19:49
It is correct that alcohol is less dense than water. It would take more bourbon than water to float a battleship.

More by volume, but I believe the same by weight.


this site (http://www.wiskit.com/marilyn/battleship.html) and this picture (http://www.wiskit.com/marilyn/battleship.html) may help shed some light on this query

There are some impressively geeky answers in there. I approve.:cool:

marco246
09-27-2010, 13:58
It depends on the battleship. An IOWA class battleship displaces 48,425 tons (of seawater) standard and 57,500 tons full load. A displacement ton of seawater equals 35 cubic feet in volume and weighs about 2240 pounds.

Any way you look at it, that would be one shipload of bourbon.

smokinjoe
09-27-2010, 15:42
If said battleship is indeed floating in that much bourbon. And, if I am on said battleship. Then, to anyone who is listening, and has access to four torpedoes, our coordinates are C1,C2, C3, and C4.

jburlowski
09-27-2010, 15:47
If said battleship is indeed floating in that much bourbon. And, if I am on said battleship. Then, to anyone who is listening, and has access to four torpedoes, our coordinates are C1,C2, C3, and C4.

If I'm on that battleship... it's man overboard!

CorvallisCracker
09-27-2010, 15:48
If said battleship is indeed floating in that much bourbon. And, if I am on said battleship. Then, to anyone who is listening, and has access to four torpedoes, our coordinates are C1,C2, C3, and C4.

Consider yerself sunk.


Normally it's better to be in your boat with a drink on the rocks than in the drink with your boat on the rocks, but in this case...

smokinjoe
09-27-2010, 15:53
Consider yerself sunk.


Normally it's better to be in your boat with a drink on the rocks than in the drink with your boat on the rocks, but in this case...

Ah, thanks Scott. My plan is working wonderfully. As long as this duffle full of empty bottles makes it down safely!!

CorvallisCracker
09-27-2010, 16:09
Ah, thanks Scott. My plan is working wonderfully. As long as this duffle full of empty bottles makes it down safely!!

Yer quite welcome, ye scurvy dog. Cap'n Scott will happily sink yer boat anytime.

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spun_cookie
09-27-2010, 17:54
I have seen Greg Gilbert floating on Bourbon more than once... so YES :D