Patrolman, formerly the Tyne port authority harbourmasters launch.
45ft motor launch, Iroko on Oak.
Gardner 6LX marine diesel in large walk around engineroom.
Auxiliary Ford engine driving hydraulic bow thruster.
Large wheelouse with hydraulic steering, Gardner morse controls and array of electronics inc
Raymarine plotter / radar.
Sailor VHF radio.
Forecabin / saloon with galley, separate heads compartment and twin forepeak berths.
Clasic motor cruiser.
Specification of MV Patrolman, 45ft. wooden motor launch
Built 1963 by Wm. Weatherhead of Cockenzie for the Tyne harbour authority. Hull is Iroko on steamed oak ribs. Superstructure is mahogany.
Length 45ft. (13.6m)
Beam 12ft. (3.6m)
Draft 4ft. 3” (1.3m)
Layout consists of Centre wheelhouse, forward of which is the main cabin containing 2 berths/seats and a substantial mahogany table. Forward of main cabin on the port side is the heads with wash hand basin and electric toilet and on the starboard side is the galley with cooker sink and work top. Forward of this is the foc’sle with double berth. Forward again is the chain locker. Aft of the wheelhouse is the engine room and aft of this is the cockpit.
Navigation Equipment includes Raymarine Radar and 12” plotter, Neco autopilot, Magnetic compass, Electronic compass, Hand held compass, Speed log and Depth Finder
The boat’s domestic systems consist of
Pressurised water system Eberspacher 10 kw water heater supplying hot water to a calorifier plus 4 radiators throughout the boat. There is also an instant hot water gas geyser connected into the system.
Propulsion is by a single screw, driven by a Gardiner 6LXB 127hp. Commercially rated to 1300rp it returns a max.speed of 9.5 knots or cruise speed of 9 knots at 1150 rpm
The engine room has full headroom and apart from the main propulsion engine there is installed a Fiesta diesel engine driving a hydraulic pump. This operates a bow thruster and anchor winch, both of which are controlled from the wheel house. There is also a 5 kw “silent” diesel generator. In the engine room is also a work bench and cupboard and storage shelving running the full length of the port side. Engine control is by Gardiner’s own single lever system.
Mounted in the cockpit is a hand operated crane used for lifting on and off a dinghy or outboard engine.
The boat has been recently painted professionally and is at present lying ashore at Donaghadee in N. Ireland
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