Originally Posted by markpierce
Curious... What speed is optimized with the bow's "nose"? I have a similarly-shaped hull but without the proboscis.
Love the yellow stripe and green hull with red bottom.
According to marine engineers:
"The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous bows generally have twelve to fifteen percent better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them."
Since she was a fishing boat, and not best for hull design for economy, adding rolling chaulks, and the bulbous bow were part of the economy plan for long trips.