Lifeboat And Launch Tractor

unnamed12Current Boat – Boulmer Haven

The current lifeboat is a 5.5 meter Tornado RHIB powered by a 40hp etec EvinRude outboard engine capable of up to 23 knots .DSC04631

  • Name – Boulmer Haven
  • Official Call Sign – 2 HET 5
  • Radio Call Sign – Boulmer Rescue
  • MMSI No’ – 235103074

Area of operations-

  • Up to 7 miles off shore depending on sea state and crew.

Equipment used by our rescue crew on board the lifeboat:

Radio communications –

  • Icom VHF main set x1
  • Icom VHF handheld x1

Navigation equipment –

  • Lowrance Elite-4M

Flares –

  • Standard offshore pack

Propulsion :

The lifeboat is powered by a single outboard engine, details below.

  • Make – EvinRude
  • Fuel type – Petrol
  • Cycle – 2
  • Horse power – 40hp
  • Type – eTec injection
  • Battery’s- 1
  • Blades – 3
  • Cylinders – 2
  • Bunker – 25lts , 4lts oil capacity , with 5 litres reserve tank .

Fuel consumption –

  • 0.41lts per hour at idle
  • Max Endurance – 4 hours

The Newest addition in June of 2014 is the launch vehicle replacing the tired John Deere.
Work was carried out by local company Marine Engine Servicing to get the tractor ready for service.

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Engine Specification

Engine make – Leyland
Engine model – 38 TD
Fuel type – Gas Oil
Aspiration – Naturally
Power kW – 52
Displacement cu in /(litre) – 3771cc
No. of Cylinders – 4
Bore in (mm) – 100
Stroke in (mm) – 120
Cooling system – Water

Transmission Details

Forward – 10
Reverse – 2
Drive – 2RWD

Communications

1x – Marine band icon Vhf