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Aluminum Boats Delivers 150-Passenger Excursion Boat
To Maryland Tours
The Cummins-powered Baltimore Sentinel is 63 feet in length, with a 20-foot beam, and a 3-foot draft.
Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., recently delivered the Baltimore Sentinel, a 63- foot-long by 20-foot beam, 150-passenger excur- sion boat, to Maryland Tours, Inc. of Baltimore,
The new vessel made the 2,000-mile delivery trip from its south Louisiana shipyard " ... abso- lutely trouble-free, without even a minor prob- lem," general manager of Aluminum Boats Sal- vador J. Guarino, said.
The Baltimore Sentinel is the latest addition to Maryland Tours' fleet of six excursion boats that offer tours of Baltimore Harbor, Fort
McHenry, and other points of interest along
Maryland's eastern shore.
The main deck enclosed cabin configuration with additional topside open-air seating gives the boat added flexibility for private charters.
The vessel is powered by two Cummins 6BTA engines with a ZF combination clutch and "V" drive gear arrangement equipped for keel cool- ing. A Cummins 30-kw generator supplies the electrical power as well as providing power for the bowthruster.
The pilothouse features a single station
Wagner hydraulic steering system and Morse engine controls. Incorporated in the main con- sole is an electronics package which includes a
Regency VHF, a Datamarine Fathometer, and a
Main engines Cummins
Combination Clutch ZF
Steering System Wagner
Engine Controls Morse
Entertainment system Bogen
Bogen entertainment system.
Passenger viewing is enhanced by large alumi- num-framed safety plate sliding windows, and six tons of Ruud air conditioning and heating make the boat suitable for all seasons opera- tions.
The boat's builder, Aluminum Boats, Inc., was recently acquired by Trinity Industries, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, which owns and operates the
Trinity Marine Group.
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De-Skum boat bilge cleaner is a complex enzyme product that di- gests and biodegrades oils and or- ganic material present in bilge water. De-Skum actually removes the oil by turning it into carbon dioxide and water. The enzyme for- mulation is a protein-based catalyst that is similar to a septic tank or stomach enzyme.
De-Skum slowly biodegrades oils and organics leaving no residue, sed- iment or by-product to remove. The bilge discharge will not produce an oil slick or foam if the digestion time and dosage are adequate. De-Skum can be used as a cure or preventive using about one ounce per 100 gal- lons of bilge water for a cure and half that amount for a preventive.
According to the manufacturer,
De-Skum is nontoxic, 100 percent biodegradable, nonallergenic, non- flammable and will not harm hu- man beings, skin, wood, plastic, vi- nyl, rubber, metal or other material.
De-Skum itself and its by-products are nontoxic to fish and aquatic plant life.
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