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Further Than We’ve Ever Gone

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HydroComp, Inc. takes a “Deep Dive” with Andrew Bazeley of Tecnadyne. Tecnadyne’s first interaction with HydroComp was as a consulting client for the development of new propeller and nozzle designs as updates within their thruster product line. Some years later, … More »


Spotlight on Osborne Propellers: A New Chapter for an 80 Year Old Company

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Osborne Propellers, operating out of Vancouver, B.C., has specialized in the design and repair of marine propellers since 1935. Its business design, like many propeller shops, is split between new propeller sales and propeller repair. Jody Bell has been co-owner … More »


Not Just Bells and Whistles: A Discussion with Steve Kahlenberg on HydroComp, Inc.’s PropExpert

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Winter in Wisconsin is brutally cold, particularly this year when the temperature rarely crept above freezing. As you scrape the ice and shovel endless mounds of snow, thoughts about the upcoming boating season may be distant. Yet the propeller industry … More »


Article – Sailing to the Beat of a Different Drummer

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Propeller noise is a rapidly expanding area of research, but what are the underlying principles? HydroComp’s Don MacPherson gives a primer Late November is a cold time in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but for two days last year it was the … More »


Making Speed: A Conversation with Ship Designer Incat Crowther

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The bright red monohull crewboat slices through crystal clear waters in Singapore, its design elegant and sophisticated. Summit PSA 5 is 25 meters long, with a 16,000-liter tank capacity… and two fixed pitch propellers. Anyone can recognize the grace with … More »


Article – Contemporary UUV Propulsor Design

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HydroComp Technical Director shares insight into the balancing act and complexities of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) design. From the standpoint of vehicle propulsion physics, an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) is little different from your personal ski boat or a tanker. … More »


Article – From Propellers to Underwater Noise

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By anticipating the maritime industry’s future problems, HydroComp has managed to successfully negotiate a changing landscape. Its newest initiative focused on the issue of ship noise pollution. Even for experienced ship designers, coming to grips with propellers and their characteristics … More »


A chat with our representative in India, Malika Khatri of Red Offshore Industries

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As HydroComp, Inc., a pioneer in hydrodynamic software and consultancy services, enters its 35th year, the demand for products and services is ever-increasing. To maintain our global competitive edge we continue to work closely with agents from all over the … More »


‘Tis the season for MSU!

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Article – Digital Feature Extraction with PropCad Premium 2018

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A new utility automates feature extraction from 3D CAD data Having a properly engineered propeller is indubitably important, but sometimes propellers are so well-designed that they outlast the company that produced them. How then, do we replace these legacy propellers? … More »


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