That's me there on the right above, Tioman Island, Malaysia, September
1999, getting a couple of scuba dives in
The last scuba dive I did was in 2000. But you know what: in
2013 I started getting back into boats in a big way. Only this time in naval
Once things kick off then Ireland leads the world in naval design, because
Scaití - "Counting
Stars" le One Republic as Gaeilge
You don't believe me?
Then let us begin...
I'll begin with Caterpillar Drive, which I
invented some years ago.
The Hunt for Red October – Opening Scene
Fluid Dynamics: Ship's Propellers & Thrust Dispersal - Part I
I believe the Pentagon know that my lung capacity was measured at 7.2
litres, when for my height and weight it should only have been 5.6 litres.
It's written somewhere on one of their X-Files about me. I can confirm that
this is an X-Man ability. It is one I developed in free diving, where I hold
the world record for the deepest unassisted dive. 418 feet in fresh water in
without fins, ropes or weights. Actually not even goggles. According to the
Borg logs I was down for 22 minutes and I averaged four beats per minute
over the entire dive. It is an X-Man ability. I had not
achieved X-Man at the time for this was back in 1999. But I had moments
where I could move into it.
The Big Blue
Fluid Dynamics: Ship's Propellers & Thrust Dispersal - Part II
Ireland now leads the world in naval design, because of me.
Everyone else - it's a race for second place.
– Ceili Music
Fluid Dynamics: Ship's Propellers & Thrust Dispersal - Part III
When I did that dive in Lake Toba, Indonesia, the water was clear and it was
the middle of the day. I swam down by the side of a vertical rock face and I
kept swimming until the light was so dim that that water was mostly in
darkness. At that point I stopped to simply look at the rock face in front
of me. That is when I got a real shock, for I was negatively buoyant. I had
never been negatively buoyant in water before. Certainly not in free diving.
When I stopped swimming and was at rest I saw that I was continuing to
descend, right by the rock face in front of me. It gave me a real shock.
Once I realised what was happening I immediately stuck out for the surface,
as fast as I could swim.
The experience shook me, and I avoided water for some time after that.
Well, for a couple of days anyway.
But the experience did really shake me.
Fluid Dynamics: Ship's Propellers & Turbulence - Part I
The Last Airbender - Intro
Fluid Dynamics: Ship's Propellers & Nozzle Design - Part I
It's a long story.
This one is from early 2013.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief
Caterpillar Drive &
Steering - Part I
When I come in as Taoiseach, I will be building the most advanced naval
vessels in the world. Not necessarily the biggest. But the most advanced.
“Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” – As Gaeilge
"Next up, girls, is the Hydroplaning Aircraft
Captain Caveman and the Angels
Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part I
"Show me Hose the Fence, Mr. Slate..."
Too much pressure!
Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part II
Kyudo - Mushin
Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part III
Kung Fu: Wisdom from Archery
Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part IV
Last Samurai - Self Discipline
Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part V
I think I'm starting to get the hang of this engineering thing now.
Tony Stark Creating
a New Element
It's beginning to flow.