Bayou Black Delivers All-Aluminum 'Frontier I'

Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered one of several 42-foot allaluminum crewboats — the Frontier I — to Frontier Marine of Morgan City, La.

The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet.

Fuel capacity is supplied by an independent 300-gallon tank located in the lazarette. Main propulsion of the vessel is provided by two Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines, each rated at 174 bhp at 1,800 rpm, driven through Allison model M reduction gears supplied by George Engine Co. of Morgan City.

Propellers furnished by Toups Propellers of Abbeville, La., are 28-inch by 28-inch Columbian bronze hydrosonic. Shafts are 2-inch stainless steel. Both engines are electric start with power provided by two 12- volt dc batteries. The vessel's air-conditioning power is provided by a two-cylinder John Deere 7'/o-kw generator.

Electronic equipment consists of a Standard Horizon VHF-FM radio, and a model No. 240 Mark II Furuno radar. Engine controls are Morse and the steering system is a self-contained hydraulic type. The vessel is USCG certified to carry 16 passengers and a crew of two.

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