April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Thomas Marine Delivers Patrol And Rescue Vessel

Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered a 28-foot patrol boat to the Bay Constable unit of the Town of Huntington, N.Y.

The vessel was designed and built by Thomas Marine for year-round patrol and rescue work in Long Island Sound and Huntington Harbor. Built of hili-arc welded reinforced aluminum plate, the patrol boat measures 28 feet long overall, with a beam of 10 feet, and a draft of 34 inches.

It is powered by a Cummins V-504 diesel engine of 195 hp driving a three blade 24- inch by 24-inch Federal propeller through a Borg Warner reduction gear with a 2.57:1 ratio.

The vessel is equipped with an adjustable "A" frame at the stern to lift and place buoys. The craft also features a removable stern rescue platform; tow bitts; cabin window defrosters; a cabin heater; electric windlass; dry exhaust; Hynautic hydraulic steering; a full keel, a sand shoe and Thomas designed and built keel coolers. The vessel has a 14-knot cruise speed and 17-knot dash speed.

Other equipment includes an Armco Aquamet shaft; Johnson Duramax bearings; Kes panels; Morse engine controls; a Raytheon depth sounder; Federal Signal siren and beacon; and an Ideal Electric windlass.

Coatings for the vessel were supplied by International Paint.

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