Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

Trawl winch

mmi-1.jpgIn the main deck, at the centre of the ship, there is the trawl winch, the block system, the trawl doors and the fishing net.
The trawl winch is operated by two men. This strength machine pulls the weight of the fishing gear and of the fish caught, which can be of about 25 tons. The diesel engine, of hydraulic engineering at low pressure, has 396 hp, and an average consumption of about 20l/h.