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    Cummins engines for latest Graham Gulf Inc crewboat

    Vessel & ROV News // April 25, 2003
    Graham Gulf Inc of Bayou La Batre will take delivery of its 10th crew boat this summer.The company's fleet ranges from 140-155ft, this latest boat being 155gt by 29ft with a moulded depth of 15ft.

    With the distinctive raised fo'c'sle styling of Bayou LaBatre's C& G Boatworks, the boat has cargo capacities equal to many vessels in the 165-170ft class, reports Graham Gulf general manager Mike Dickinson.

    In addition, the design's OSV-inspired doghouse aft control station overhangs the 102ft x 25ft clear aft deck to allow maximum visibility and utilization of the cargo space. Deck cargo capacities are 250 long tons, while tankage includes 35,000 gallons of fuel and 50,000 gallons of water.Main propulsion power is provided by four Cummins KTA38 M2 engines, each producing 1,350hp.

    The main engines turn into ZF gears with 2.5:1 ratios and swinging over square 47 x 49-inch four-blade Rice propellers.

    The new boat, to be named Gulf Spirit is scheduled to deliver to her owners in late June or early July of this year.

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