Bow rake

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Bow Rake

Bow rake is the angle to which a ships stem meets the waterline. A vertical, or unraked bow is known as a plumb bow.


Bow rake, particularly with flare, help keep green water off the decks and reduce pitching motions. In combination with a soft nosed bow, some bow rake can help prevent flooding in ship collisions, effectively providing a "crumple zone" before underwater areas impact.

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