lump (for lack of terminology) infront of large ships?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by druidking, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. druidking
    Joined: Nov 2008
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    druidking Junior Member

    you know the seemingly random lump on the front of large ships?
    it makes the ship go faster, right?
    would some1 care to explain to me how that kump works? (perhaps a short history of the lump, like who came up with the idea, what boat first had it, etc.)
    i would also like to know what the lump is called

    -thnx for your help


    http://sig.megapass.net/club/home1/archives/ALBUM/41_photo.gif <---- that is an example of what i am talking about!
     
  2. BruceS
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    BruceS Junior Member

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