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Tsuriki BW posted 03-06-2002 01:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tsuriki BW   Send Email to Tsuriki BW  
Here is an interesting article about a recent drill conducted in Seattle using BWs. A couple nice pics also.


phatwhaler posted 03-06-2002 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
Semper Paratus Baby!!
jimh posted 03-06-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Outstanding pointer to off-site information of interest to FORUM readers! Excellent!


Dick posted 03-06-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Great article and pictures, thanks for the link. I never read the paper here so I would have missed it.
We had two of those boats in the shop at Redmond a couple years ago for some warranty work. Of course the machine gun and rocket launcher had been removed. The motors were painted to match the boat and no decals on them. When you pulled the cowling off there was no question that they were OMCs but HP?
The trailers were something else, they looked like you could have hauled a D8 Cat on them.


Tsuriki BW posted 03-07-2002 06:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Shows how 9/11 has touched all of us and how Whalers play such an important role in our daily lives, (sometimes unknown to us) besides how we use them for recreation.

A great testimonial to the quality, reliability, and reputation of the boats we love.


(and just a bit of what is happening here in the PNW).

JoeyP posted 03-07-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Where does the USCG keep the Gradys and Contenders?
phatwhaler posted 03-07-2002 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
The CG probably doesn't own any Contenders or Grady's.
There are a few Grady White CG Aux. Vessels. But I've never seen one that was government property. We have a 24 Justice at my station, most FL stations do, and the nearby Port Securtiy Unit has a few 22 Raiders. Station Fort Pierce and Marine Safety Office Tampa, used to have a 25 Makos though.

I have heard that the CG is looking elswere for small boats. Many CG units are getting 27' Safe boats. aluminum hull with a foam collar. Looks like an RHI. (Rigid Hull Inflatable).

Personally I like Zodiac's. They are purely a work boat but they ride nice and can take a beating. Our 1997 24 Justice is holding up poorly compared to the 25 Sentry that it replaced.

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