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Challenge of the shallows

AuthorsFrans Quadvlieg and Serge Toxopeus
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 70
Date1 Jun 2000
Reading time3 minutes

In decreasing water depths, resistance and propulsion characteristics change significantly, as do a ship's steering and manoeuvring characteristics. The general rule is that in shallow water, vessels tend to have much more difficulty in turning. MARIN's FRANS QUADVLIEG and SERGE TOXOPEUS chart a course through the shallows.


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