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@ 2007-02-18 20:57:08
What's that on the runway now? At first it looked like a dragstrip. A closer zoom shows it to be two parallel constructions. Rails? Maglev? Railgun? It does "launch" out over the water>
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@ 2007-02-18 21:23:16
Look carefully at the ends of the long white paths. They look like bundles of separate long thin objects. Could these be pipes from this company?

http://www.umaxpipeweld.com/pipefab.html
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@ 2007-02-18 21:28:22
Bingo. It is pipe. The tour on the above site includes discussions of making extraordinarily long pipes and includes a small photo.

http://www.umaxpipeweld.com/qualpage.htm

"These pipeline bundles can be in excess of 3km in length which are then floated and towed to the offshore field locations."

http://www.umaxpipeweld.com/bundles.html

Wild!

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