Alternative approaches to the rough sea cable tensioning problem are reviewed. These include existing methods using elastic or sagging cables, shock absorbers, and active or passive constant tension devices. A new development in controlled tension winches using a passive principle is introduced. Applications to towboat operations are discussed, and some preliminary conclusions are drawn regarding the future evolution of cable towing systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contained in Proceedings of the 1st North American Tug Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 26 papers are available for $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North American Tug Convention (1st)

    36/37 Cock Lane
    London EC1A 9BY,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Keefer, B G
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00051851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship and Boat International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM