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Merlin Boudreaux Tug
Detroit Diesel 8V71NA
The Tug, CAPT SHORTY, is of all welded steel construction, of the model bow and counter stern type, designed to the Gulf style form, with flat sides, single hard chine, and rocker bottom. This form allows for the running gear to be set up under the flat aft bottom, achieving maximum water flow. The propeller shaft and bearing are hung in a strut, and the single semi-balanced plate rudder is hung on the skeg.
The deck is flush, and wide, with the main deck raised slightly forward and surrounded by full perimeter welded steel bulwark, fitted with freeing ports.
The hull is protected by a course of full perimeter half-round steel fender guard, as well as heavy rubber tires slung by chains. Many were removed at the time of survey to facilitate topside painting.
Atop the deck is found the superstructure, which comprises the crew accommodations on the main deck, with pilothouse on the second deck, set forward, with wide overhanging bridge wings. The stack is set aft of the pilothouse. The entire second deck is surrounded by a full perimeter double tier welded pipe railing.
Below the main deck the hull is divided into three (3) individual watertight compartments by two (2) transverse bulkheads, being the forepeak/berthing area, following by the midships engine room, followed by the full breadth water tank, followed by the lazarette void.
Deck equipment includes a push knee at the bow, constructed of a single 5” diameter pipe standing approximately 3’ above the bulwark, and supported by kickers. Additionally, 5” “H” bitt is found on the bow, longitudinally configured, and fitted to the deck by a substantial doubler. 5’ towing bitt is located on the aft deck, centerline tight at the house, and set on a large doubler with plate kickers. Double 4” “H” bitts are found at the quarters, port and starboard side, fore and aft.
The steering gear is found on the main deck aft, and protected by a stern grating, removed at service for maintenance.
Access to the main deck superstructure is by port and starboard watertight doors, with internal access to the pilothouse as well as fixed steel ladder externally forward on the centerline and port and starboard weathertight wood panel doors to the bridge wings.
Access to the second deck aft is by fixed welded tubular ladders port and starboard sides aft.
Engine room and forepeak access is internal, with the lazarette accessed by 20” round watertight hatch found under the aft deck grating.
The pilothouse is functionally laid out, with forward console affording excellent visibility. Internal access is aft in the pilothouse, as well as opening bridge wing doors port and starboard sides.
The pilothouse is in excellent condition, having benefited from a complete interior refit that finds high quality woodworking and excellent fit and finish. This includes a step down daybed and chart table aft in the wheel house. The forward windows are set in oak frames, the center window of the opening type. At the chart table are found required navigation charts and current publications.
*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.