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Title: Is this a stabiliser on this workboat ?
Post by: Celestialsphere on February 17, 2012, 02:14:19 AM
Hello everyone,

I found this photo of an interesting workboat (former fishing boat) on a Norwegian boat sales website.

I am wondering if the rectangular plate device midships near the keel is a stabiliser of some kind? Can anyone confirm this and perhaps tell us how it would work?

Thank you

Andrew

Melbourne, Australia


(http://s14.postimage.org/cwvplqlfx/Norwegian_Workboat.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cwvplqlfx/)


(http://s16.postimage.org/bab3e8ysh/Workboat_detail.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/bab3e8ysh/)
Title: Re: Is this a stabiliser on this workboat ?
Post by: nick_75au on February 17, 2012, 09:33:43 AM
I don't think it is a stabilizer, I reckon its a housing for a echo sounder transducer. If it does deep sea work the transducers can be over 30 cm diameter.

Nick
Title: Re: Is this a stabiliser on this workboat ?
Post by: Xtian29 on February 18, 2012, 03:35:43 PM
Same as Dick for me, a housing for echo sounder tranducer.

Xtian 
Title: Re: Is this a stabiliser on this workboat ?
Post by: Celestialsphere on February 18, 2012, 11:14:17 PM
Guys, I reckon you're right.

For the benefit of everyone here is a couple of links to info about these transducers and the mounting arrangements -

A pdf of mounting arrangements - http://www.simrad.com/www/01/NOKBG0397.nsf/AllWeb/C83FE56ECEE5C060C125763F0037BAEA/$file/074544af_es38b_3-7_mounting_arrangement_with_dwg.pdf?OpenElement (http://www.simrad.com/www/01/NOKBG0397.nsf/AllWeb/C83FE56ECEE5C060C125763F0037BAEA/$file/074544af_es38b_3-7_mounting_arrangement_with_dwg.pdf?OpenElement)

A webpage detailing mounting location on the hull - http://www.syqwestinc.com/support/install/install-outhull.htm (http://www.syqwestinc.com/support/install/install-outhull.htm)



Nick and Xtian - thank you  !

Cheers

Andrew

Melbourne, Australia