Naval





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 design.

Once things kick off then Ireland leads the world in naval design, because of me.
 

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 Indonesia, 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.

 

The KilkennysCeili 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 struck 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.

 

The Abyss



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.

In Irish.


 

“Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” – As Gaeilge


 

 


"What's next, Gráinne?"

 

Gráinne’s Angels
 

"Next up, girls, is the Hydroplaning Aircraft Carrier!"

 

Captain Caveman and the Angels


 

The Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part I

 




"Show me Hose the Fence, Mr. Slate..."


Too much pressure!
 


The Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part II

 

Kyudo - Mushin



The Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part III

 

Kung Fu: Wisdom from Archery



The Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part IV
 

 

Last Samurai - Self Discipline
 


The Irish Navy: Hydroplaning Aircraft Carriers - Part V


Done!

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.



Bellydance


 

Caterpillar Drive - Part Deux

 

I.Q. – Do You Think Time Exists?


 

Caterpillar Drive & Cavitation - Part I