Anybody spec a boat for firefighting. What type of boat and gear was affixed to the craft. Photos would be appreciated as well as the specs. Nothing to big!!!!!!! Thanks All.......
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09-22-2002, 03:09 PM #1
Fire BoatBE ALERT AND STAY ALIVE
09-23-2002, 02:07 PM #2
The Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Company currently boasts (Floats ??) a fleet of 7 various Fire & EMS Equiped boats.
They have a wep page (mostly under construction) http://www.smlv.com/fire/smlmvfc/smlmvfc.htm which includes several pictures and a contact e-mail address. You might want to drop them a note.Take Care - Stay Safe - God Bless
09-26-2002, 02:21 PM #3
The local USCG has recently put this boat into service. The .50cal mount swaps out with a 1500gpm monitor.
09-30-2002, 02:00 PM #4
I forgot to post the spec's
6 Foot Puffin class fiberglass boat
24lbs thrust Minn Kota motor
1 Group 27 Deep Cycle Battery
5lb danforth anchor w/ 50' 3/8" nylon rode
2 adult PFD's
.50 cal M2 heavy machinegun w/500rnds w/pintel mount
Or 1500GPM remote feed monitor
Top speed 3.8knts ahead 12.3knts astern w/ assist from .50cal or monitor
Range 2 hours at max 6 hours a 2knts
Max sea state: 1
Last edited by Fire304; 09-30-2002 at 02:09 PM.
10-03-2002, 10:41 PM #5
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- Jan 2002
- SF CA
Can anyone say "Sitting Duck?"
And with the monitor attached I wonder how fast it would push you away from the fire. (and a 5 plb. anchor isn't going to slow it down.)
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