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Sideways to Swimmers: Unusual Tank Testing

Offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, yachts. How much power is required and how will they ride in seas? These are the questions Gerry Stensgaard, P.Eng, and the staff at the Ocean Engineering Centre (OEC) of Vizon Scitec (formerly BC Research) usually answer.

 

Schottel Broadens Electric Propulsion Options

German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.

Urethane's Products Are Thick-Skinned

Proven in its field of monopile donut fenders, Urethane Products, based in Bellflower, Calif., provides Marine Guard Fenders Skin, which is a thick, tough protective polyurethane elastomeric skin material. Engineered by Urethane, this "skin" works

High-Speed Supermaran Ferry Marine Hawk Enters Service

The Mitsui Supermaran CP30 type Marine Hawk was recently delivered at the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, to her joint owners, The Maritime Credit Corporation and Nankai Ferry Co., Ltd. She is a catamaran

PROPELLERS '81

VIRGINIA BEACH — MAY 26-27 The third in a series of international symposia on ship propellers that have been attracting wide attention in the marine engineering community in recent years will be presented on May 26- 27, 1981, at the Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, Va.

Tacoma Boat Had Record Year In 1980—Backlog Is More Than $300 Million

Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Wash., has reported the best year in the company's 60- year history. The company's yearend backlog, at more than $300 million, also is the highest recorded, said Frank B. Lynott, chairman. For the year 1980, Tacoma Boatbuilding had net income of $4.

A podded future

One of the most notable aspects of the new generation of RoPax ferries, which could secure the immediate future of shipbuilding in Northern Ireland is the selection of electric propulsion using podded drives. Furthermore, unlike the vast majority of pods ordered to date for cruise liners,

Philadelphia Gear Supplies New Propulsion Drives For San Francisco Ferry Boats

The three ferry boats that carry thousands of commuters and visitors daily across San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Larkspur will soon have completely new propulsion drive systems for which Philadelphia Gear Corporation is manufacturing special gearboxes.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry for Lake Erie

Gladding-Hearn has delivered Jet Express III, a new 88-ft. (26.6-m) high speed passenger ferry for Put-In-Bay Boat Line and Put-In-Bay Township Port Authority of South Bass Island, Ohio. The catamaran, built to the Incat design, will transport up

Image Marine to Build New True North

Image Marine will build a liveaboard adventure vessel for North Star Cruises. North Star Cruises took delivery of its first live-aboard, the Image Marine-built True North, in January 1999. With capacity for 28 passengers in 14 cabins, the 34.5

 
 
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