A routine oil and filter change in the tight quarters of the engine room onboard a boat is normally a messy and awkward job. Buckets of used lube oil and filter cartridges must be lugged up the narrow galley stairs for disposal and new oil and filters must be carried down the stairs,
Developments in shipbuilding have been driven by needs to simplify the engineering and manufacturing. The cause is not just to become more competitive but also to avoid problems in controlling engineering and manufacturing costs. Two recent examples
P and O Ferries of London, England, has announced that it will introduce the first Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoil boat service in Europe on June 1. The revenue charter service will link central London and Zeebrugge, Belgium, with times scheduled to allow direct rail connections to Brussels.
A recently compiled memorandum on catamarans, prepared by the British Ship Research Association and originally confidential to its member companies, is now available for general sale. The memorandum summarizes current international design knowledge
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded a contract to construct nine 270- foot, medium-endurance cutters for the United States Coast Guard. Original contract price for the cutters is $378 million; however, with the escalation factor b u i l t into the contract price,