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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ephemerisle 2010 Cancellation

We regret to tell our community that after much discussion this week, we are canceling Ephemerisle 2010 due to insurance costs. The estimate for insurance-related expenses has risen from an early estimate of $55,000 to a total of $135,000, with much of the jump happening a week ago. This caused us to take a long, hard look at Ephemerisle’s budget and the ROI of the event as a whole.

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Voith Schneider Propeller

The Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), also known as a cycloidal drive (CD) is a specialized marine propulsion system (MPS). It is highly maneuverable, being able to change the direction of its thrust almost instantaneously. It is widely used on tugs and ferries; but in recent years, it has also been used in offshore vessels, like Platform Supply Vessels, or even in Offshore Accommodation Vessels.

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Sorry for the downtime!

As some of you noticed, the site was down over the weekend due to a scheduled upgrade at our hosting provider. Our apologies for not warning you about this in advance. All better now.

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