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Where’s the Props 2

Some basic numbers on Orion: LOA 95′, beam 30′. What’s remarkable to me is that afloat and moving forward, this vessel might not seem significantly different from all the other tugs along the coast. Notice the greenish floor of the dry dock. More on that later. Below is a view of the starboard VSP from […]

Where’s the Props

That’s what Capt. Ted asked as we approached his vessel, Orion, ( high, dry, and freshly sandblasted) at May Ship Yard.  Notice here and elsewhere the greenish floor of the drydock. Nor does Orion have a rudder. That’s a fixed skeg, as large as the keel of a sailboat.   Seen from the bow, there’s […]