Thomas M a r i n e Delivers 24-Foot Survey Boat To N . Y . - N J . Port Authority

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Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered a 24-foot survey boat to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The boat will be used to survey ship slips, take soundings, and monitor dredging operations in the N.Y.-N.J. harbor. Designed by Thomas Marine, Inc., the boat is powered by a Perkins model 4-236, 85-hp diesel engine driving a three-blade Federal propeller through a Borg-Warner gear. The boat has a 12-knot cruise speed and a 14-knot dash speed. The vessel is equipped with through-hull transducer wells, tow bitts, lifting eyes, cabin heater and defroster, a full keel and shoe to protect the propeller, Thomas Marine-built keel coolers, and a dry exhaust system. It is designed for winter and summer use.

Construction of the 24-foot, by 9-foot, by 28-inch vessel is of 3/16-inch heli-arc welded aluminum plate. The decks are of 3/16- inch aluminum plate, and the rudder and shoe are one-inch plate.

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