The Type 16 OVAL door from Thyboron Trawldoor is a straight designed oval door. The main plates are cambered, and it is fitted with two foils.
This type 16 oval door is steady as a rock due to the injector system and weight balance. Where many other door brands give up on spreading the gear, the type 16 oval from Thyboron has shown excellent performance.
Especially among our Irish and Scottish customers, the TYPE 16 has shown great results. When fishing on rocky grounds where only the best quality can last, the TYPE 16 OVAL reinforced Iceland model has a repetition of been a rock solid trawldoor. Due to its strong construction and special reinforced details this design lasts a lot longer than its competitors.
Main plates made in strong HARDOX quality steel, duplex plates on stress exposed places, reinforcement plates within all foils to keep stones out. Extra strong wear shoes in either manganese or hardox steel. All features ensure that less maintenance must be done after a trip on Rock All.
Article from Hook & Net with feedback from respected captain Sean Conneely;
“It was with these features in mind that long-time Thyborøn customer Sean Conneely, owner of the trawler Achieve, skippered by Sean’s son Mark, ordered a pair of Type 16 Rockall doors for the seasonal squid and other fisheries.
‘We often work on very hard grounds such as Rockall and the wear and tear on the gear is a constant factor. Anything we can do to toughen up our gear while maintaining maximum catch potential is essential,’ explained Sean, adding that Achieve’s previous Thyborøn doors were a 5m2 pair weighing 1500kg, while the new doors are 5.50m2 and the weight has been increased to 1800kg.
‘We’ve been customers of Thyborøn Trawldoors for many years and I’m confident of their design capabilities and that these new type of doors, particularly with the strengthened shoes, will give us continued good fishing with reduced wear on our trawl gear,’ he said.”
The type 16 comes in following models:
- TYPE 16 OVAL – Standard / light weight
- TYPE 16 OVAL – Iceland / Heavy Duty
- TYPE 16 OVAL – Rock All / Reinforced
The weight can be custom made to suit customer requests
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