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Hawse fairleads in tugs
« on: March 13, 2016, 03:19:29 PM »

I have studied the photographs of my model's full-size version and became curious about the three large hawse fairleads in the bow.
They are covered on the inside.


Does anyone have an idea, whether they are sealed for good, or if it is, indeed, a common practice to cover them when not in use. What kind of "lid" would be, if it is such? Would it be on hinges or something else?







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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 06:41:52 PM »

Possibly to stop the sea spouting  through in rough weather. nemesis
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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 11:08:56 PM »

I would imagine they just wrap and tie some canvas over the back side flange.


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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 06:19:33 AM »

Possibly to stop the sea spouting  through in rough weather. nemesis


That's what I thought, too.
But on Smit Finland, in all of the photos, they are blocked, not by canvas, same colour as the side of the vessel.

https://www.google.fi/search?q=tug+%22smit+finland%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-fi&client=safari#imgrc=6lTdhk6_SbIx3M%3A




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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 07:21:50 AM »

From the photos that I can see, it looks like a steel plate is placed behind the hawse hole to stop water coming in.


There is an equipment sheet here http://www.boskalis.com/uploads/media/smit-finland.pdf.
Sorry I cannot see it myself as the GFW is slowing everything down to a crawl here. Even if the plate isn't  listed, it might be an interesting resource for modellers.

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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 07:50:47 AM »

No that just shows engines cranes and that sort of equipment.
Nice bit of line drawings, and a photo of the bow that shows the plugs.
Similar to this...


Definitely a plug possibly set from the outside and a threaded keeper bar behind?



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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 01:59:45 PM »

The hole on the opposite side is _almost_ visible from the back side. But only almost  {:-{
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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 07:32:22 PM »

Possibly to stop the sea spouting  through in rough weather. nemesis


That is correct. They may have been welded up because of the water spouting being a pain, I was on a few ships in the seventies and eighties with drop down covers on hawse pies for use at sea. Bear  in mind that we were running across the N Atlantic, and gales were the norm, storms frequent.
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Re: Hawse fairleads in tugs
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »


That's what I thought, too.
But on Smit Finland, in all of the photos, they are blocked, not by canvas, same colour as the side of the vessel.

https://www.google.fi/search?q=tug+%22smit+finland%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-fi&client=safari#imgrc=6lTdhk6_SbIx3M%3A


I think they are welded plates, they don't really need the leads because they have bollards above the coamings. Water can 'funnel' through them and be directed at windows, with devastating results
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