Gear: Gravois Patrol Boat
Gravois Patrol BoatGravois Aluminum
|Category:||Patrol Vehicles & Equipment|
|Average Rating:||(2 Votes)|
33' Allwelded aluminum Patrol Boat, 2 VHF Radios, Loran, Radar, Police Radio, Dual 225hp 4-Stroke Yamaha Engine, 52 MPH, Deep "V"
- harborcop4, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:42:34 UTC.
- 1st review
This vessel was sea trialed in the Gulf of Mexico. This vessel acts and operates like a wave runner when turning. It leans into the turns and stays high and dry. During the sea trials the inspector had me turn the wheel all the way to the right and put the dual 225hp four stroke Yamaha's in the corner. We made 3 circles and then he had me turn to the left until the wheel stopped turning. The vessel came out of its spin and dove right into the left turn without missing a beat. Full throttle the vessel turns within its radius. We tried to nose dive the vessel into a wave and was unsuccessfuI. We also tried to have a wave come over the stern of the vessel but it just wouldn't allow it to happen. I have been in 8' seas on a rescue with this vessel and have towed in a 52' sail boat to safe harbor. The vessel has a rescue door that puts the responder at water level without having to hang over the side. What a piece of workmanship. I am having trouble up loading photo but one can be seen on my page.
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