FRV Scotia 4/68
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (747S)|
|Cruise period||1968-05-23 — 1968-06-16|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The objective of this cruise was to evaluate the performance of several types of otterboard. The same net (30 ft Aberdeen with double sweep) was used on all tests to establish a common basis for the results and tests were carried out on the following types of otterboard:
A) conventional flat boards.
B) 'V' boards. There were four attachment points available for connecting the towing warp to the boards, and tests were carried out with all of these.
C) Cambered boards.
D) "Fibreglass" flat boards. These were of a novel design, having a metal keel and frame as for type (a) but with the body made of fibreglass with a chipboard centre.
|Chief scientist||D N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.15 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 50|
Description: otterboard tests