Ships Nostalgia - View Single Post - Question about the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
View Single Post
Old 24th March 2016, 01:12
Satanic Mechanic's Avatar
Satanic Mechanic Satanic Mechanic is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,209
Originally Posted by chadburn View Post
I thought that with the "lower speed ships" Mearsk were chopping off the Bulbous Bow?
Oh big debate there with all the Narks getting their collective knickers in a twist with the inevitable wild claims of savings and counter claims of shamanism and witchcraft. I swear to god if I see another model pool photograph 'proving' one or other opinion my next step will be to visit the pool with a fully functional model attack submarine or maybe a model pirate ship.

It basically seems to come down to this, there is a speed below which bulbous bows are no longer effective and indeed cost fuel, above that different bows are required for different speed/draft combinations. Next try to predict the trading pattern for the next 5 years and fit the appropriate bow - this involves consulting with a Nark who after performing arcane rituals and the ritual sacrifice of chickens and other small animals will give you a suggestion and a photograph of a model, he will also recommend brackets and carlings- but they always do that, they can't help themselves.
I've been all around the world
But, there's nowhere compares to my hometown
The mayhem of Glasgow is buried deep in my blood
And there's no other place where a '****' might not be a put down
It's thirteen degrees and there's folk in the street, in the scud
Reply With Quote