Vessel Model: Malcom Tennant 20M and Noordzee Kotter 52
Join Date: Feb 2014
Likely this fine vessel has already made this thread but here is a photo I took of her this morning lying Sea of Cortez.
I think it my good fortune to now have been up close to three of these historic Romsdals. Delfin in Washington and Torsk in Australia, both in steel, and now OceanQuest in wood in Mexico.
I got a very nice tour from Bill today and he has done a ton of good stuff to this ship with a very colorful history. Cruise ready would be an understatement.
New dock neighbor, a obvious 26 foot Nordic Tug hull with a different house. Spoke to the owner, (3'd) who indicated it to be the prototype hull. I asked about the house which is quite different. Owner only knew the boat was built in l980 which seems about the time Nordic Tug started. The power is original 4-236 Perkins and the boat had been on the hard for 12 years prior to this ownership.
I inquired of Nordic Tug without a response, as to the orthogonality of the indicated remark on this being the original. Attachment 86492
Is her name Chloe? If so, she is the keel plug for 26 hulls. If it has a HIN, it should be 26000.
Anyone have any idea how big of a fuel penalty those massive rolling chocks would cost in fuel use?... those are HUGE
I don't know how much they hurt fuel economy but It sure does look out of place. With the beam and how low it is I can't see much of a gain in the stability side but I'm thinking they were more for the ability to beach it's self.
The boat in question has weird appendages for sure, but 'bat wings' (as they call them on the listing) on the coast of BC are entirely different. Bilge keels usually stick out at an angle. These ones are unique as far as I can tell, being a cross between rolling chocks and permanent vertical beach legs.
They must have an effect on dampening the snap-roll of a hard chine hull...imagine the force required to pull two sheets of plywood sideways through the water.
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