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quote:Originally posted by Precursorand the distance where the buoys have to go against gravity will be overcome by the increased distance where the buoys are getting pulled down by gravity.
quote:This is another mistake in your reasoning. You forget that both sides of the line contain the same amount of buoys and are therefore equal in 'weight'.
quote:Originally posted by PrecursorWrong. One side is submerged and therefore has buoyancy
quote:You then fill the gaps in the tube between each buoy with the same fluid the buoys are submerged in.
quote:Nope, you are wrong. They are equally balanced. The inner buoys will be *pulling* the exterior buoys down
quote:Don't be silly. That's like a piston. The buoys will have to 'lift' the water as well as themselves.
quote:Originally posted by PrecursorOk first you said that those on the inside and those on the outside would be balanced and therefore not go anywhere. That is wrong.
quote:Now you say that the buoys inside would get held back by the ones on the outside falling.
quote:Oh dear; can you not see that your 'tube' filled with water is almost exactly the same as a 'hosepipe' with sealed inner sections, which I used as an illustration in a previous post? It does not work!!
quote:Nice illustration, btw