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Anderson Hull with twin 15-Hp Evinrude outboard engines

26-foot Anderson hull with a cabin and twin 150 Hp Evinrude outboard engines. Equipment includes: Furuno GPS and Radar, 2500ft fathometer, VHF marine radio, EPIRB, compass, deck/running/anchor lighting, 110 VAC x 7A inverter, capstan, and side mounted davit (150 lbs max) with hydraulic pinch wheel. A vertical pole mount is available for mobile sonar and ADCP surveys. The boat can hold up to 30 SCUBA tanks and is capable of cruising at 25 knots with 6 divers and gear. There are two 80 gallon fuel tanks giving the boat an operating range of 320 miles. The dual axle trailer allows the boat to be launched from a range of harbors.

Technical Primary Contact:
Christoph Pierre

Access Procedure: 
Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate students may become certified to pilot departmental boats after submitting the following to the Launch Master: 1. Written statement from the Grant PI requesting that you become a UCSB certified boat operator to captain boats under the auspices of the grant. Please include the grant title and EEMB 4 digit recharge #. 2. Photo copy of your small boat handling certificate or equal document. 3. Documentation that confirms that you have current First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen administration. 4. Written confirmation from a UCSB certified boat operator(s) that you have completed 12 mainland or 16 island trips in their presence where you have been the primary operator of the boat. After submitting the necessary paperwork a boat "check-out" by the Launch Master must be completed to demonstrate that you have mastered all the idiosyncrasies of operating a UCSB vessel.
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