Tugs, trawlers, and other workboats require the ability to generate thrust for more than their own transit. They need supplemental thrust – known as “towpull” – to pull nets or push other boats. More than just “bollard pull”, towpull requires a properly functioning Vessel-Propulsor-Drive system. How does bollard pull differ from towpull? What design choices can ensure effective towpull? Join Don MacPherson for this half-hour webinar that will review how towpull is generated, its relation to bollard pull, and practices for propeller and driveline sizing.
Webinar date – Thursday 22 October, 2020