Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.
The field-proven, microprocessorbased Model 1500 General Purpose Controller has been incorporated into the Westinghouse carbon monoxide/ oxygen (C0/02) combustion trim control package by the Combustion Control Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Trimble Navigation, a leader and innovator in GPS and Loran technology, recently introduced the NavGraphic II GPS-Loran with optional charts. Similar to the company's classic 10X GPS system, the NavGraphic II GPS is a dual channel, slow sequencing, high performance receiver.
Furuno's well-known LC-90 loran receiver has been significantly improved and is now available as the LC-MARK-II. Soft and receiver changes provide even higher position- fixing accuracies and display stability, especially in fringe reception areas;
The Marine Division of Mackay Communications, Inc. recently announced a new generation high frequency marine radio console. Designated MRU-35M, the newly designed product is a 1,000-watt, solid-state unit that incorporates the state-of-the-art
GE Marine Engines will install its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines in a combined diesel and gas turbinewaterjet and refined propellers (CODAG-WARP) configuration on four of the South African Navy's innovative MEKO® A-200 corvettes. Each Blohm
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but
Si-Tex, Clearwater, Fla., recently introduced the budget-priced 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone and reintroduced, by popular demand, the EZ-7 fisherman's Loran. The 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone transmits on 49 channels and receives on 59, including nine weather channels.
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
The new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.