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#1 Kmot Jan 31, 2013 10:13 AM

AquaCraft RTR Rescue 17 Fireboat
 
Looks nice and it's huge:

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=268202

#2 oldtribefan Jan 31, 2013 10:54 AM

That does look nice.

#3 the goon Jan 31, 2013 10:58 AM

Interesting.

Mark

#4 Kmot Jan 31, 2013 11:12 AM

Found more info:

http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...00-main-lg.jpg

http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...oat/index.html

#5 patmat2350 Jan 31, 2013 01:11 PM

Built on the PT-109 hull maybe?

#6 keith S Jan 31, 2013 01:41 PM

looks like the Seattle Fireboat Cheif Sealth...

#7 420TEE Jan 31, 2013 04:15 PM

It's even got "realizing" details. Woo woo.;)

#8 patmat2350 Jan 31, 2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by patmat2350 (Post 23991855)
Built on the PT-109 hull maybe?

Most fireboats are built on tug-like hulls, because of all the equipment... Not planing speedboat hulls.

I'm happy to see a new offering, but it just looks goofy to me...

#9 sound sailor Jan 31, 2013 06:10 PM

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Welcome to the 21st century Pat. :) :)

Bill

#10 patmat2350 Jan 31, 2013 06:33 PM

Well, you could knock me down with a feather!

#11 CG Bob Jan 31, 2013 09:51 PM

All sorts of fast planing type hulls have been used for fireboats. Tug style displacement hulls usually have more room for higher capacity pumps.

After WWI, several 110' subchasers were sold to various cities and converted to fireboats.

Baltimore Fireboat CASCADE, circa 1920
http://www.subchaser.org/files/SC-428-Fireboat.jpg

Norwalk, CT has a nice one.
http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/16/36/66.../3/628x471.jpg

Several cities have fireboats built by SAFE Boats in Seattle.
http://www.capecodfd.com/Pics%20Fire...2%20A-6261.jpg
http://www.capecodfd.com/Pics%20Fire...71411-1584.jpg
http://www.capecodfd.com/Pics%20Fire...71412-6055.jpg

#12 hpiguy Feb 01, 2013 12:45 PM

Wonder what they'll ask for it.

Their tug still sells for near $300. I'm guessing $349.99 for this fireboat.

#13 Umi_Ryuzuki Feb 01, 2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patmat2350 (Post 23994070)
Most fireboats are built on tug-like hulls, because of all the equipment... Not planing speedboat hulls.

I'm happy to see a new offering, but it just looks goofy to me...

Pat,

The change has been that the fire boats are performing more
medical emergency first response than actual fire fighting.
The two new boats local for the Sheriff and Fire department were
both aluminium hull fast boats.

http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.79840...x550,075,f.jpg

The reasoning for keeping and maintaining the old fire boat is that it is
a huge pumping resource should waterlines fail. It is also irreplaceable monetarily if
the city should want to retire it and build a new one.

#14 Prins Willem Feb 01, 2013 03:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by patmat2350 (Post 23994070)
Most fireboats are built on tug-like hulls, because of all the equipment... Not planing speedboat hulls.

I'm happy to see a new offering, but it just looks goofy to me...

Pat The last three Milwaukee Fire Boats bore no resemblance to a tug at all. One of them didn't bear a resemblance to a boat.

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