Sandy Hook Dispatch Boat Delivered By Gladding-Hearn
The N.Y.-N.J.-Sandy Hook Pilots Association recently took delivery of a high-speed, rough-water commuter dispatch boat. It is a 64-foot, allaluminum, twin-screw vessel designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, Mass., and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., Somerset, Mass. The Sandy Hook cruises at 20 knots and has a top speed of 24 knots. Built on the Hunt "deep-V" design, her ample hull is smoothly and quietly powered by M.A.N. Model D-2542- MLE engines, each developing 545 hp at 1,800 rpm. Columbian Tetradyne four-blade 35-inch Ni-bral propellers and Aquamet-22 tailshafts make up the balance of the propulsion train.
Topside, the Sandy Hook features a spacious amidships cabin divided into the pilothouse and salon area.
Both areas are electric-baseboard heated and fully air-conditioned (Marine Air Systems, water-cooled).
In the well-equipped pilothouse, the center helm features a vertically set, 30-inch destroyer wheel controlling a Hynautic hydraulic steering system.
Lexan skylights over the helm area and double-hung windows in the aft bulkhead allow for added ventilation when the air conditioning system is off. The salon space affords a comfortable and roomy area for commuting pilots. Six reclining chairs on a raised platform occupy the starboard side; two more are located foward on the port side.
Salon ports and windows are of tinted glass.
Quarters below offer accommodations for 10 (six bunks in the amidships area and four bunks foward).
There are two toilet compartments, one of which includes a shower, which are located between the berthing spaces.
On deck, main walkways from the engine room foward, as well as handrails from the cabin doors foward, are hot-water-heated for safety in winter weather. Hull guards include Johnson 7-inch diameter tendering and slanted strakes of Dsection rubber.
For more information on the Sandy Hook, see the August 15, 1985 issue of MARITIME REPORTER, page 6.
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