Is A Water-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Arrangement More Efficient Than Podded Propulsion?

August 23, 2016 (Thordon in the News)
A Thordon Bearings White Paper
 
In the twenty-five years since the first podded propulsion system was introduced to optimise the ice-breaking performance and manoeuvrability of ice-breakers operating in the far North, the pod has now more than 400 installations on various ship types, including super-yachts, high-speed ferries, oil tankers and offshore vessels and rigs.

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Pods Versus Water Lubricated Props: Greater Comparative Studies Required

August 23, 2016 (Press Releases)
Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion arrangements in order to provide shipowners with a better understanding of the two very different propulsion configurations.

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