Westport Shipyard Delivers Detroit Diesel-Powered Patrol Boat To California State Fish & Game

Westport Shipyard, Inc. of Westport, Wash., recently delivered the 65-foot-long by 19-foot 2-inch ArEx fiberglass vessel Bluefin to California State Fish & Game.

The vessel carries a 13-foot Zodiac which is launched by an articulated Morgan Seacrane 60 mounted aft. Rollers were also installed in a stern slot so the crew can pull gill nets aboard for inspection.

The Bluefin, designed by Jack Sarin, Bainbridge Island, Wash., is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines driving two three-blade, 42- by 48-inch bronze propellers from Michigan Wheel through 2.57:1 ZFBW 195 reduction gears. Supporting systems include Hough/ Wagner steering controls and Microcommander electronic propulsion controls from MMC, Inc., Seattle.

Fisheries Supply, Seattle, supplied Racor filters. The engine compartment is protected by a Kidde Fenwal halon system.

Some 20-kw of power is provided by a M964 generator from Alaska Diesel Electric, Seattle. The battery charger is Ratelco equipment.

The boat has its own hot water and sewage handling systems, with a Par Macerator head from Fisheries Supply and a hot water tank from Torrid, Seattle.

Electronics gear aboard includes Furuno loran tied with a Furuno video chart recorder. Other equipment includes Furuno radar, Cetec Bennar autopilot, Cybernet loud hailer, Data Marine knot log and anemometor, Telcor rudder angle indicator and seawater temperature gage, and VHF, SSB and CB radios.

The vessel will accommodate seven people with separate staterooms for the skipper and male and female crew persons. The deckhouse provides a full galley with microwave and both refrigerator/freezer and 12-cubic-foot freezer for extended patrols.

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