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Morgan Crane Moves

To New Facility

In Santa Ana, Calif.

Morgan Crane Company, Inc., the exclusive HIAB seacrane distributor for the U.S., has moved to a new facility in Santa Ana, Calif. The new address is 1300 Normandy Place,

Santa, Ana, Calif. 92705.

Morgan's new facilities will allow for greater production capabilities to keep up with increased demand for seacrane products. The company offers a full line of seacranes, win- ches, powerpacks, skid-mounted packages, and their over-the-side recovery system.

The HIAB seacrane is designed to perform demanding tasks in a hos- tile environment. Morgan has deliv- ered a number of these cranes to the

U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, M.S.C., and the commercial maritime indus- try for drone recovery, torpedo han- dling, mine recovery, handling cam- era sleds, R.O.V.s, submersibles and oil skimmers. Morgan also repre- sents Fairmont Underwater Hy- draulic Tools and can put together turn-key rental packages.

Morgan Crane Company's phone number (714) 667-6024, and fax number (714) 667-7985 will remain the same.

For free literature detailing prod- ucts from Morgan Crane,

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SeaTrac Offers

Free Color Brochures

On Roll-Damping Systems

The Koopnautic Company of

Holland, with its years of experience in stabilization and side thrusters, has engineered a new method of roll-damping.

To improve fin-blade methods,

Koopnautic has engineered equip- ment with greater machinery strengths. The latest electronics, roll gyro, fin-blades and hydraulics, were also developed and tested to provide optimal leverage forces while at the same time yielding less drag.

The fin-blade is traditionally used in roll damping, providing ex- cellent leverage. The units, which are similar in appearance to rud- ders, are typically mounted amid- ships and just inboard of the chine.

This equipment works well at mod- erate speeds but can have distinct disadvantages at either low or high speeds.

According to SeaTrac Industrial

Marine, a U.S. distributor for Koop- nautic roll-damping equipment, be- cause fin-blade methods of roll- damping are less effective at ex- tremely low speeds and may cause a detremental drag factor at high speeds, fin-blades are best-suited for a moderate-speed, long-range vessel.

For vessels requiring a greater range in roll-damping performance, from slow fishing or maneuvering speeds to high-speed cruising,

Koopnautic offers the new retract-

June, 1989 ing Rotary system, which utilizes the "Magnus Effect." Some of the advantages of the system, according to the firm, include superior per- formance at both very low speeds and high speeds, and retractability, which protects the equipment from possible damage and cuts drag at high speeds.

For more than 20 years, Koop- nautic has been manufacturing roll- damping equipment for ships—not only increasing comfort on board but also contributing a great deal to ships' safety at sea.

The most well-known are the Sea-

Rocq fin stabilizers and the MVS 2000 electrohydraulic moving weight system, the latter reportedly well-suited for vessels at slow speeds and at anchor. Additionally, the company also offers Trim-Plane, oversized and high-powered stern trim plate controlled by gyro and electrohydraulics. This method has been installed on vessels ranging from 10 to 300 tons displacement.

Koopnautic provides for a wide variety of roll-damping methods, with fin-blade, rotary, MVS or

Trim-Plane systems. Koopnautic has also added conventional and retractable bowthrusters to its product range.

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