Munson Delivers Cummins Triple Engine, Hamilton Jet Boat For Lake Erie Use

Munson Manufacturing Inc. of Edmonds, Wash., recently delivered a new 36-foot patrol/ rescue boat, designated the CX50, to the Sheriff's Department of Chautauqua County in western New York.

The 17,000-pound boat—light for its size—is equipped with Cummins's latest model 6BTAS.9-M diesels and Hamilton's newest model 271 waterjet propulsion units for safe operation in shallow, debris-strewn waters. Each of the three turbocharged, aftercooled in-line, six-cylinder diesels develops 250 horsepower at 2,600 rpm. Each waterjet unit has a thrust of up to 2,600 pounds.

The 12-foot-beam boat is fully equipped with a dive ladder and platform, tow post, overnight cabin with galley and marine head and an array of electronic equipment, including a radar unit and Loran-C radio navigation unit. Fuel capacity totals 250 gallons and fresh water capacity, 30 gallons.

The CX50 will be placed into rigorous service.

The patrol/rescue boat will be assigned to patrolling 30 miles of Lake Erie coastline, where Coast Guard vessels usually are unavailable as a first line of defense against storms as well as illegal drugs. Another primary mission is boating law enforcement. The boat will be based at Dunkirk, on Lake Erie.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 70,  Sep 1988

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