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Monday, December 16, 2013

The R/V Gandy: Massive Vessel with History

rv gandy boatUp for auction is the 1973 vessel, The R/V Gandy, a massive 65-footer that was originally used as a navigation aid for the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2002, after the R/V Gandy was converted to a fishery research vessel and eventually retired for use in 2012. Now it’s up for sale at this upcoming online auction. There’s plenty of history for this vessel and any boating enthusiast should take a closer look.

The great thing about the R/V Gandy, particularly for this government auction, is that throughout the years that the vessel’s been in service, there have been many maintenance and repairs carried out to keep the ship running smoothly. As a result, whoever decides to own this vessel will be getting something fully operable. No need to worry about it failing safety and operations requirements.

Make sure you do a thorough inspection anyway if you plan on bidding on the R/V Gandy. It’s located in Pascagoula, Mississippi, so head over if you’re in the area. You’ll have to first activate your free trial account if you want more info on this auction. To get more info on boats, specifically, just click here for more information.


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Monday, August 12, 2013

1958 Tongass Ranger: Your Own Colossus

1958 tongass rangerThe government is letting go of some massive vessels. At this upcoming online auction, a surplus one, this 1958 Tongass Ranger will be available to the public for bidding. This 60+ footer is an old vessel that is still in working order. It has been pre-inspected for hazardous materials onboard and it checks out just fine. So all you need to worry about if you plan on owning this vessel is potential maintenance and repairs. Considering this vessel is over 50 years old, it’s likely that some maintenance and repairs will be necessary. Factor in those costs if you plan on bidding.

Some specs you may find handy include the vessel’s fuel consumption rate, which is reported at approximately 9.5 gallons per hour when running at 1,650 RPM. A lot of it can be the result of an old engine and also the fact that the vessel is so massive, at 53 tons! Again, factor in all these values if you plan on owning this vessel. Fuel’s pretty expensive nowadays. This doesn’t exclude the possibility to modifying the vessel for your own tastes, though, so you can potentially make the ship just a little more fuel efficient if you have the budget.

To get more information on this vessel, start by activating your free trial account. If you’re interested in boats and ships in general, you can click here. Not often does the government auction off massive pieces like this Tongass Ranger, but when they do, jump on the opportunity.


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Boat Intro

A boat is a watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane, to provide passage across water. Usually this water will be inland (lakes) or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed to be operated from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is something small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Strictly speaking and uniquely a submarine is a boat as defined by the Royal Navy. Some boats too large for the naval definition include the Great Lakes freighter, riverboat, narrowboat and ferryboat.


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