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Captain Frank Medina (continued from page 21) tion system was furnished by
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Milwaukee, and includes four 8-cylinder compressors circulating ammonia through some 26,000
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The Medina is powered by a
General Motors Electro-Motive Di- vision 20-645E7 diesel engine with an output of 3,600 bhp at 900 rpm, producing a top speed of 16 knots. Electrical power is sup- plied by three Caterpillar D353 diesels driving Kato 300-kw, 480- volt generators. A Schottel 48- inch bow thruster is driven by a
Detroit Diesel 12V-71N engine rated 400 bhp at 2,100 rpm. The bow thruster is interfaced with the Sperry autopilot system to permit automatic heading keep- ing with the main engine shut down.
The deck machinery hydraulic system was designed and fur- nished by MARCO Seattle, and is powered by a dedicated Caterpil- lar D353E engine rated 470 bhp at 1,225 rpm. A standby main hydraulic pump drive is installed on the forward end of the port auxiliary generator, while an 80- hp electric motor/pump unit pro- vides power for the anchor wind- lass, forward deck Husky crane, and speedboat davits. A MARCO
WS444 Superseine winch and 54- inch power block with power grip are principal features of the deck machinery complement.
The electronic gear is unusually complete and includes two Sperry
MK 126E radars, a Furuno 850B scanning sonar, Baymar recording depth indicator with Paragon dig- ital readout, Taiyo marine band
ADF and VHF automatic direc- tion finders, two Hull single side- band radios (one with Northern
N541 1-kw linear amplifier), a
Morrow model SSB-150 emergen- cy SSB radio with programmable scanner and emergency tone gen- erator, a King K195 aircraft band radio, two Kenwood VHF radios, two Hygain model 655 VHF-FM radios, a Magnavox 1242 satel- lite receiver, Furuno weather fac- simile receiver/printer, Yaesu all- band receiver, Regency VHF scan- ner, and a complete ham radio in- stallation in the navigator's cabin.
The radio installation was en- gineered by Honor Marine Com- munications Inc. of San Diego and installed by Peterson technicians.
Other machinery and equip- ment on the vessel includes two
Westphalia model OTA7B fuel oil centrifuges; Pacific Pumping brine circulating, transfer, bilge, condenser cooling, and general service pumps; Buffalo Forge fans; Red Fox sewage treatment plant; Federal Pacific switch- board; Cutler-Hammer control- lers; Waukesha stern bearings and seals; Coolidge five-blade, stainless steel propeller; Star Ma- chinery electric cargo hoists ;
Crosby blocks and wire rope rig- ring; and Marlite doors and pan- eling. The vessel is coated with epoxy and urethane paints ap- plied using a system developed and supplied by Pro-Line Inc. of
San Diego. 4223 EDGELAND, ROYAL OAK. MICH. 48073 phon.(313) 576-1101
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