The Requirements

A set of well specified requirements will define the operational capabilities a ship should possess. Thus capabilities might be the ability to maintain a speed of 20 knots in the average sea conditions it is likely to meet on its usual service run; the ability to carry 500 standard containers or the ability to carry 1000 passengers. The statement of requirements should be couched in operational terms as that represents the concern of the operator and the requirements should be as clear as possible. Unless they are, there is no yardstick by which it can be judged whether the needs have been met. This is a weak contractual position, besides making life more difficult for the designer. As far as possible, how the capability is provided should be left to the designer. Thus it is the designer who should propose how best to achieve the speed capability. For instance, what is needed in the way of:

• total installed power;

• type of main engine - steam, diesel, gas turbine;

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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