HYDRALIFT SKEGS

Developed by Seaspan Development Co. Ltd. of British Columbia, the new skeg design for towed barges results in a 10 to 15% higher speed for 20 to 30% reduction in power required to tow loaded barges at the same speed. The hydralift skegs consist of a number of vertical foils fitted to the barge at each side of the stern rake with horizontal foils connecting the bottom tips of each set of vertical foils. A lift is induced by the airfoil shape of the skegs to establish stability while at the same time producing a forward component of lift, thereby reducing drag. Order from BSRA as No. 49,258.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated

    107 East 31st Street
    New York, NY  USA  10016
  • Publication Date: 1977-8-15

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  • Accession Number: 00188143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM