Munson M a n u f a c t u r i n g Delivers V o l v o - P o w e r e d Pilot Boat

Boat Designed For Heavy Seas Beyond San Francisco's Golden Gate Munson Manufacturing, based in Edmonds, Wash., has delivered a new 35-foot pilot boat to the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association, which was specially designed for the heavy seas beyond San Francisco's Golden Gate. The Hammerhead type vessel is now in service picking up pilots who guide larger vessels in and out of San Francisco Bay.

The boat is propelled by a pair of Volvo AQAD41 engines with Volvo 290 dual props. The power steerage package incorporates a Morse rotary cable helm and steering cable and Volvo power steering. Propulsion guidance involves a Morse MT-2 dual engine, single lever control.

Morse controls are also installed at a second, remote control station at the dive door.

The engine room was insulated with Barrier 104, and the whole vessel utilizes sprayed foam for insulation and flotation. Engine spaces are protected by a Firelay manual halon system.

Electrical power underway is provided by the engine-driven 24-vdc system through a BIC breaker panel.

A Marinco 30-amp shore power inlet also was provided. Lights on the boat include the Warn-A-Light Model 851 white strobe on the roof, Jabsco 14780 150-amp quartz floodlights, Perko 2-1/2-inch mast and pole light, Jabsco remote spotlight, Heller navigation lights, Morse docking light, and Guest 807-2R dome lights.

Cabin windows encompass a three-section windshield, four sliding windows, and two fixed windows aft. Sea Glaze provided a watertight cabin door. The enclosed head is from Rariton Crown and discharges into a 20-gallon flush, fill, and vent freshwater system uses Jabsco pressure water pump.

Electronics in the vessel include a RAY 410 loud hailer with outside speaker, Robertson AB100DL autopilot with an F100 remote at the dive door; Furuno FR 803-D radar; and a rack is provided for five handheld radios.

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