CG 83334 When she went to Normandy she was USCG 6. Looks a little bit different now... nevertheless I'm lobbying to paint
the skull and cross bones once more.
She has a wood hull
, built by Wheeler. She's powered by two cummins diesels, 855ci putting out 194 hp each. Originally she weighed 83 tons, but after the cabin
was added, and the hull glassed she's closer to a hundred.
The reason for the bow and stern thruster, is that with 15 knots of wind
the bow blows over. Around a thousand square feet of windage, with the port engine
in reverse and the starboard in forward she won't hold hold the bow steady. The hope is that two 700lb thrusters will make docking
in less than perfect conditions less stressful.