40m Double ended ferry

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Ricky Larsen, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Ricky Larsen
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    Ricky Larsen Naval Architect B.Sc

    Dear Sirs

    As our company is about to prepare the design of two 40m double ended ferries for Lake Volta in Ghana I need pictures and general arrangements of previous build double ended ferries for reference only.

    Any help, any link will be highly appreciated

    Thank you in advance


    Ricky Holm Larsen
     
  2. kach22i
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    kach22i Architect

    Does the lake freeze in the winter?

    If so, then you might want to take a look at one of these:
    http://www.atlashovercraft.com/WebPages/HomePage.htm

    They are almost done with a 100 foot long x 50 foot wide hovercraft, and have people asking for 200 foot x 100 foot craft.

    Year round use, good on diesel fuel but may make more sense on trips long enough to take advantage of it's speed.

    OOPS, Africa..............don't get the freezing issue there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana
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  3. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    Frozen lake? In Ghana? 7-8 degrees North from equator? :D :D :D
     
  4. kach22i
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    Hey, I corrected myself...............you need hull and propulsion unit which requires little maintenance so that the crocodiles and piranhas don't eat the maintenance crews.:D
     
  5. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    I was composing my note while you made your correction.:)
     
  6. kach22i
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    Is Ghana one of the African countries with oil?

    Is China paying for it?
     

  7. Thai
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    Double end ferries

    Hello sir
    Cal Bro have designed this kind of ferry in Viet Nam for Mekong Delta too much. Why u don't ask they ? If u need I could give to u some your requirment. Contact me
    B.V.Thai
    Naval Architect - HCM City
     
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