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hopeitfloats

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strange hull/ship
« on: February 04, 2010, 10:09:42 AM »

has anyone seen this unusual bow design. supposed to be extra efficient in rough going. http://www.ulsteingroup.com/kunder/ulstein/cms66.nsf/pages/shipdesign.htm?open&qnfl=flash#shipdesign/frontpage/shipdesign.itm 
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Roger in France

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 10:24:20 AM »

Some fascinating hull shapes there.

The Coast Guard vessel seems to have a strange "gap" in the base of the hull behind the bow. I wonder what precise purpose that serves?

The Ice Breaker is a fascinating shape.

Thanks for pointing me to their Site.

Roger in France.
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norry

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 10:27:03 AM »

...Hi Guys...

I think its called an AXE BOW...Check the  Damen Web Site...They build them as well...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Mark47

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 12:26:54 PM »

has anyone seen this unusual bow design. supposed to be extra efficient in rough going. http://www.ulsteingroup.com/kunder/ulstein/cms66.nsf/pages/shipdesign.htm?open&qnfl=flash#shipdesign/frontpage/shipdesign.itm 

One of the boys on here are building some thing along this ship. Can't remember who or where the thread is. I'm sure if he reads this post he'll post a link. O0
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Mark47

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 12:28:51 PM »

Ah, found it. Bourbon Orca a few lines down on this forum.
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http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17422.0
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BarryM

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 04:49:49 PM »

Some fascinating hull shapes there.

The Coast Guard vessel seems to have a strange "gap" in the base of the hull behind the bow. I wonder what precise purpose that serves?

The Ice Breaker is a fascinating shape.

Thanks for pointing me to their Site.

Roger in France.

Roger,

I would suggest that the "strange 'gap'" is  there because she has a for'd azimuth thruster which can swing up to be housed out of the way. When swung up, sometimes (but not always) the thruster may be capable of being used as a transverse thruster.
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Roger in France

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 05:28:35 PM »

Thanks, Barry. Looks logical. May be helpful if a Coast Guard vessel needs to get in close in shallow water.

Sorry I am so thick!

Roger in France
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 05:32:51 PM »

Also when entering/leaving harbour and berthing. 'Sitting down' on the extended thruster can spoil your whole day.  :o

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Roger in France

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Re: strange hull/ship
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 05:34:30 PM »

Ouch!

You sit on your extended.......no, no Roger don't go there!

Roger in France
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