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First U.S. Ferry Equipped With Cycloidal Propellers Set For Service Debut

Some of New York City's harried mass transit users will have something- to look forward to this month. The first of two new ferries, the Andrew J. Barberi, is scheduled to enter service between St. George, Staten Island, and the Battery, on the tip of Manhattan.

 

Gesilco: Built to last

In 1993 the first Geislinger Gesilco glass fiber coupling was put into operation on a fast ferry, built in Spain. The Gesilco was caught up with the same "fate " as any other new invention: its introduction was met with wide-spread skepticism at engine builders,

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.

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.

ASME Marine Committee To Present Thirteen Papers At Zurich Gas Turbine Conference

The Marine Committee of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gas Turbine Division is presenting a program at the Gas Turbine Conference in Zurich between March 30 and April 4, 1974. This program consists of 13 interesting and timely papers as well as a Forum on Marine Gas Turbines.

H.M. Tiedemann & Company Completes Vibration Analysis Survey For Canadian DOT

As a result of problems in the main propulsion system during the first seven years of operation of the icebreaking car ferry, Ambrose Shea, H.M. Tiedemann & Company, Inc., 295 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Conn. 06830, was engaged by the Canadian Department

Brochure And Technical Data Sheets Describe ZF Marine Gears

An eight-page color brochure and various technical data sheets on ZF marine gears are now a v a i l a b l e f r o m Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG of West Germany. Superior quality, high efficiency, low weight as well as small dimensions and

Tacoma Boat Division Gets $210,000 Contract To Build Propeller Hub Assembly

Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Northern Line Division has been awarded a $210,000 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture and testing of a 9- foot-diameter propeller hub assembly, according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer.

 
 
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