M o n A r k Delivers Survey Boat To Corps Of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island 111., recently took delivery of a new 26-foot survey boat designed and built by MonArk Boat Company's Workboat Division in Monticello, Ark.
The 26-footer is an all-aluminum vessel which will be used primarily for channel reconnaissance and hydrographic survey of the Mississippi River ship channel between Lock No. 22 at Saverton, Missouri and Lock No. 10 at Guttenberg, Iowa. The boat features a cathedral planing hull and is powered by two Outboard Marine Corp. (OMC) "sea drives" rated each at 155 horsepower yielding a top speed of approximately 32 knots.
In selecting the design for their new boat, the Corps of Engineers was primarily concerned with the need for a spacious enclosed cabin to house and operate the state-ofthe- art survey equipment which was installed by the customer.
The large enclosed cabin, offered as a standard with the MonArk 2610-C, allowed for installation of formica work counters port and starboard, storage compartments, and an enclosed toilet.
For support during survey operations, the 26-footer is equipped with two 5-kw generators, 13,500-BTU air conditioner, depth sounder, cabin insulation, A/C and D/C electrical receptacles, and stowage compartments. Total fuel capacity of 150 gallons allows for extended survey operations on the Mississippi without interruption for refueling.
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