W60 Spring run

The first day of Spring in the Southern Hemishere and ideal conditions for a run. Engine hours are being clocked up prior to heading to deep water and foreign ports.
"Bastion", the first W60 can be seen in the accompanying video.
Her speed over ground is 9.5 knots. Half her installed horsepower is being used, approx. 150 BHP.
Conditions like this show off her perfect steaming qualities; minimal resistance, no significant wake and complete ease of motion.
Her load condition is light at 70 tonnes, with 5000 litres of fuel of a total capacity of 16,000. Fully fueled she has Trans-Pacific range; Auckland, NZ to San Francisco, USA.  
We will have more video footage soon.
Video 2 Minutes 20 Seconds Long.11.8mb

Last Updated (Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:02)

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