Thread: Fire Boat
09-22-2002, 03:09 PM #1
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.......BE 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
- Join Date
- 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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