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Old 01 September 2006, 17:08   #1
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Strange beastie

Have you seen these new boats?

Wee beastie

Very strange.

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Old 01 September 2006, 17:12   #2
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Very weird looking things http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uls...IN_X-BOW.C2.AE

This one looks like something out of star-trek:
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I wonder if they are any better or just a fad/gimmick?

Certainly be interesting to try out!

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I have seen better looking things floating in the toilet
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Nice!!

Perhaps its designed so you can paint a big logo on the front!

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By the layout i'd say it was a rig support vessel.

Be interesting to see how it might handle the big stuff in the North Sea.

Wouldn't like to be on it in a big sea. Hitting a big wave would push the bow deeper into the water.
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By the layout i'd say it was a rig support vessel.

Be interesting to see how it might handle the big stuff in the North Sea.

Wouldn't like to be on it in a big sea. Hitting a big wave would push the bow deeper into the water.
Not with that much buoyancy up front it wouldn't. I would be more concerned about lack of penetration through the waves or too raised a c of g.

Looking at it I think they have tried to incorporate a bow bulb into the main hull to avoid the noise and spray they normally generate.
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I would be more concerned about lack of penetration through the waves
I think it is designed exactly for that, pushing through waves rather than up and over them. There is a lip at the top to stop the waves pushing up and crashing into the wheelhouse.
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I think it is designed exactly for that, pushing through waves rather than up and over them. There is a lip at the top to stop the waves pushing up and crashing into the wheelhouse.
Yes it is designed for that - supposed to be a very dry ride - no spray at all on the windows apparently. I still think though that in extreme conditions she will be pushed around somewhat by the bow. That is one hell of a surface area.
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