Bulbous bow design that doesn't snag sea life!?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by JosephT, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. JosephT
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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    As an index of population status, whales fouling ship's bows would be a good sign. There has certainly been an explosion of Humpback numbers in the last few decades in the Southern Hemisphere.
     
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    Darn you people, we whales have been using ships as back scratchers for hundreds of years.
     
  4. rxcomposite
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    You are not the only one who has use for the bulbous bow. 4a839f62dc3231c3b8bf635de7a1bc31--bulbous-bow-maersk-line.jpg
     
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    no doubt the seagoing equivalent of a typical dare devil skateboarder.
     
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    Weld a well honed, stainless blade down its centerline and patent the automatic chum maker . . .
     
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    ^^^I like that one Par :eek::D
     
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    My thoughts were to just continue the bow line to the tip of the bulb and match the leading edge radius. It would be interesting to see the performance differences. I'll take a stab at it (no whale stabbing pun intended) in the coming weeks when I get back into the office.
     
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    The 'strike' impact would probably kill whale anyway ' & then might go through the props
     
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    Certainly there would be no "give" from the ship.
     
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    That beachmaster: attracting females with his big bulbous bow....
     

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    This format was used on ww2 warships. The ram/bulb came later. Both can kill.
    The only form that might work would be a scow bow that 'could' ride over the whale. But it would probably 'wind' the whale so it could drown anyway.
    Unfortunate situation
     
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