Propulsion system design of glass reinforced bedar / Ahmad Syafiq Aizat Saule

Saule, Ahmad Syafiq Aizat (2022) Propulsion system design of glass reinforced bedar / Ahmad Syafiq Aizat Saule. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The term Bedar (spelled "bedor" in Terengganu) refers to a wide range of boats on Malaysia's east coast that carry one or two junk sails and lack the typical prahu pinas transom stern. (Wikipedia Contributors, 2022). The shape of this type of boat sets it apart from other traditional vessels.Straight but high keels on the front and back have a piece of wood protruding out like a spoon or a duck's beak on either side.The back spoon has a longer handle than the front one. Boats come in a variety of sizes. Small and medium-sized boats used for fishing while large and medium-sized vessels for transported passengers or goods. They use paddles and sails to propel themselves.
The original structure Bedar boat will be replaced by another material as a result of this project. Glass-reinforced plastic, also known as fibreglass, is being considered as a possible replacement for the boat's original material, Cengal wood, in an effort to reduce construction costs. Fishing boats, yachts and another small boats, have been built with fibreglass for decades, commonly known as FRP or GRP in the industry (Han et al., 2020) (Zawahid, 2003). For this boat's propulsion system design, there will be no more sails used at all. An outboard motor was chosen over a sailboat because of its greater efficiency and widespread use.


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