The bow defense is one of the most important implements that your boat should have, this type of elements fulfill a primordial function in very common actions in every boat. The defense is responsible for absorbing the energy of the ship’s impact, and transmitting it to the elements that compose it and to the support structures. As is evident, the bow guard absorbs impacts or friction when the ship approaches from this end.
Bow defense 360 x 260mm
However, not all defenses are good for all types of boats, it is important to know how to choose the best defense for your boat.
In the first place, the location of the defenses must be taken into account, since they should not be the same for a port as for a more open place. We must also consider the temperatures to which it is going to be exposed, the possibility of supporting ice – and for how long -, the levels of ozone and solar radiation, the possibility of suffering seismic movements, corrosion, etc.
Another important issue is the ships that will dock and use the defenses. As we know, there are boats of all sizes and types imaginable; in each port they must know what kind of ships arrive at their docks, to adapt the defenses to all of them. Consideration is given to aspects such as the size, weight, draft, curvature of the boat, existence of belts or bands, resistance to pressure, etc.
In addition, other aspects not only of security must be observed, but also of preferences of port users; for example, rubber fenders leave black marks on cruise ships, something that operators do not like very much. These types of details should also be taken into account, as they will influence the profitability of the port itself.
Depending on the type of boat and the shape of the dock, the berth will be different (berthing on the side, stern, duke of dawn, approach to the lock …). We must take into account the most common form or forms of approach for the port in particular, to choose the most appropriate defense and to avoid unforeseen events or a reduced useful life of the defense.
Benefits of water skiing
This is a sport that aims to improve physical strength in the arms and legs, but above all, to work the balance of the body.
Here are some of the benefits of water skiing:
- Increase strength in arms and legs
- It is a sport that releases tensions, among others
- Improve balance
- Improve the resistance
- Improves reflections
In addition to this being a highly recommended sport for those who want to try something different, water skiing is ideal.
Water skiing features
At present, water skiing is one of the most popular, especially in Australia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa and the United States. This sport consists of skiing on the water caught on a drag line pulled by a powerful motorboat. In addition, you can perform spectacular maneuvers on one or two skis.
Water skiing materials
Water skis are made of plastic, wood, or reinforced glass fibers. These usually have a length of 1.7 to 1.8 m, about 15 cm wide, and also have flexible tapes for the feet, the ailerons that have below, are those that provide stability and makes it easier the execution of very pronounced turns, the boards to go on knees are wider and shorter.
The skis are different depending on the discipline you want to practice.
- The amateur skier normally uses, 180 cm skis.
- The small ones, of less than 120 cm, are the most manageable, since they are the most suitable to make figures.
- For the jump, it is better to be shorter and wider, to have more support surface. The monosuit is used for slalom.