SWASH "Explorer"

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by xarax, May 19, 2013.

  1. xarax

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  2. kach22i
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    I guess it's more of a swath than a Trimaran, right?

    Different enough to earn it's own name: Swash

    Video showing what's underneath the squat pug.

    SWASH by Abeking & Rasmussen
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EsHRmeiCyRc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


  3. Ad Hoc
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    It is an interesting design, but the concept has been around for a lot longer like the HYSWAS in 70s by the US D.Taylor research centre. There are also current 'designs of larger 100m Tri-swath frigates, just like this too.

    I'm curious which stability standards this baby is meeting to satisfy which code... ;)
  4. kach22i
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    Looks like a tugboat, I did not catch it's purpose in life.

    I suspect those fins could be controlled with a ride system of some sort.
  5. Tad
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    Pilot Boat......engine maintenance looks simple too.......;)
  6. xarax

    xarax Previous Member

    Reduce motion-induced-fatigue of the crew, I guess...
    In smaller boats, A&R claims that the problem of the weight of the structure supporting two SWA hulls can only be solved by subtracting one of them! :)
  7. Red Dwarf
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    Nice video but I would like to see how it handles waves twice that size, it looks like the ride would be very wet.

    Any theories on why the flat bottom amas?

  8. kerosene
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