Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: Hande on April 22, 2016, 08:18:33 AM

Title: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 22, 2016, 08:18:33 AM

The new ice breaker Polaris is out for the first time in Helsinki. The photographer tells, still aided by tugs.
The original bridge doesn't show here, but it's worth following up on this one.
I try to take some pictures of my own.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/laivamallarit/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/laivamallarit/)
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Brian60 on April 22, 2016, 12:57:25 PM
Thats a  closed Facebook group Hande. You have to join the group to see the photo's
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 22, 2016, 02:12:00 PM
I'm so sorry! There is a high-resolution picture. The group is probably the only model boat group of Finland. Finnish-only, I'm afraid.


The vessel sailed for sea testing in the gulf of Finland.


I will go hunting forpictures of my own and post them here.



Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Charlie on April 22, 2016, 04:21:16 PM
This the one? :-))
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 22, 2016, 06:12:08 PM
Wow! You must have a really long lense! Taking the picture all the way from Southern England  {-)
Yes that's the one.

Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on April 22, 2016, 06:29:22 PM
I like it.  :-))

Too bad we can't get plans for any of these.  {:-{
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Brian60 on April 22, 2016, 08:09:33 PM
I like it.  :-))

Too bad we can't get plans for any of these.  {:-{

I can do you a pdf of a full set of XBow lines (straight from the yard!) if you want a set, I'm no longer going to build one, I have a new quest!
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: derekwarner on April 22, 2016, 10:14:25 PM
Was the original bridge wing on the Polaris angular in plan view with the stdb side fwd of the port side by about 15 degrees?
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on April 22, 2016, 11:37:44 PM
Brian, I like...

Derek,
I think that is the bride work as designed.
A lot of the ice breakers have that asymmetrical bridges, all the way back to the Graupner Kontio model.

 ok2


 
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Arrow5 on April 23, 2016, 07:47:08 AM
Hande, did the Gulf of Bothnia freeze this past winter ?   The webcams in the Port of Helsinki didn't show much ice this year. 
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 23, 2016, 04:12:26 PM
There was ice - not for very long, though. I guess the ice period gets shorter every year these days...
btw, Helsink lies on the shore of Gulf of Finland. Here, little ice. Gulf of Bothnia tends to freeze from shore to shore every year still. The Baltic sea (further south) rarely freezes any more. There were times when one could ski over the Baltic sea from Estonia to Sweden
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Arrow5 on April 24, 2016, 09:10:23 AM
Thanks Hande, I was thinking of the tourist ice  breaker Sampo up at the top of the gulf at Kemi, might have been disappointing to book a trip on that and not do any ice breaking :((
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 27, 2016, 07:51:57 AM
If you didn't do already, search in Youtube for "icebreaker polaris". O0
There's a nice video about the departure for Apr22 sea tests.


In twitter there are pics, too. Same search words.
The official channel is @meriteollisuus. They use a helicopter  ok2

No closed groups here  :-)
Title: Re: High-tech ice breaker Polaris
Post by: Hande on April 27, 2016, 08:17:36 AM
Further description captured by NGV Journal: http://bit.ly/1WK9kWF