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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: DavieTait on June 16, 2013, 09:15:35 PM

Title: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: DavieTait on June 16, 2013, 09:15:35 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/999521_623267677685417_1510157861_n.jpg)

Think this is a type of axe bow variant , seen it on a few coasters and cargo ships as well , not sure which yard builds them though
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: Rottweiler on June 16, 2013, 10:15:22 PM
Functional I suppose but it doesnt stop it from being ugly! Sorry Davie.
Mick F
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: DavieTait on June 16, 2013, 10:22:56 PM
box with a point on it Mick all function over form , give me a classical design of trawler any day anytime , she'll be an efficient ship BUT still butt ugly !!!
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: trawlerman on June 17, 2013, 08:06:35 AM
Hi Davie..You can,t beat the lines of the sidewinder trawler..Rod  :-))
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: imsinking on June 17, 2013, 09:38:48 AM
It's the way things are today , function before beauty  O0  make a real nice model tho' all the same . . .  :-)) 
If you think this is UGLY you haven't seen the monster car transporter's that come in to Liverpool from the far east   {:-{  you can only hope the crew's paid well to sail em . . .
Bill
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: Randy on June 17, 2013, 09:41:50 AM
How much fish to fill that.


 Randy
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: eddiesolo on June 17, 2013, 09:52:11 AM
The ship has been nominated 'SHIP OF THE YEAR 2013'. 3441 gross tonnage, 69.8 meters in length and a width of 15.6 meters. I think she is just a ship of her time, she has a modern beauty.
 
Si:)
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: deadwood on June 20, 2013, 01:56:52 AM
Think this is a type of axe bow variant , seen it on a few coasters and cargo ships as well , not sure which yard builds them though

This type of bow is the creation of STX Norway.
I think they introduced it as a kind of contending design against Ulstein's X-Bow, and started fitting a few offshore supply vesels with it like the STRIL ORION.

Out of curiosity and because I was asked for it by a model boater in a German forum I tried to reconstruct the hull lines of the STRIL ORION and posted the result in this thread (http://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/wbb2/thread.php?postid=302201#post302201).

Very soon afterwards I discovered STX's patent for their bow on the Internet which includes a few drawings of sections and buttocks of the bow.
So I compared them with my free interpretation and found a not too bad match.
I also did some minor refairing and corrections to come even closer.

If you scroll down from my above posting in the thread you will find the link to the patent.

But I do have to agree with most of you.
I don't find this bow form particularly beautiful or elegant either.
But it seems to have a few advantages especially in maintaining a higher speed or running more efficiently in a diagonally crossing seaway.




Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: Neil on June 20, 2013, 07:56:41 AM
How much fish to fill that.

Oh about a North Sea full, every scoop.............mind you, I quite like it...........then again I like the unusual, %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: New trawler with unusual bow design
Post by: Neil on June 20, 2013, 08:13:54 AM
Saying that though abour side winders, Rod.............it's a better shape than the one you received from down south yesterday..................perhaps if you turned your new hull upside down you could make that Axe bow out of it,  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
good luck matey!!! %% %% %% %%