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Old 04-08-2008, 11:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by donee View Post
the bow bulb on a ship has to do with the interface between water and air. The bulb lifts the water ahead of the ship, which then falls away from the above water bow. Apparently its takes less work to lift the water than to push it aside (air is more compressible than water, and one is pushing against air when lifting the bow water).
I always wondered how those bulbs made it easier for the ship to push through the water... that explanation makes alot of sense! I never thought of it that way. Thanks for that! Kinda gave me a eureka moment there...
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