AquaCraft RTR Rescue 17 Fireboat - RC Groups
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Jan 31, 2013, 11:13 AM
Grumpa Tom
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AquaCraft RTR Rescue 17 Fireboat


Looks nice and it's huge:

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=268202
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Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 AM
oldtribefan
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That does look nice.
Jan 31, 2013, 11:58 AM
boat butcher
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Interesting.

Mark
Jan 31, 2013, 12:12 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Found more info:



http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...oat/index.html
Jan 31, 2013, 02:11 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Built on the PT-109 hull maybe?
Jan 31, 2013, 02:41 PM
r/c ships and workboats
looks like the Seattle Fireboat Cheif Sealth...
Jan 31, 2013, 05:15 PM
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It's even got "realizing" details. Woo woo.
Jan 31, 2013, 05:55 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
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...
Jan 31, 2013, 07:10 PM
Plures Naves Quam Mentes
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Welcome to the 21st century Pat.

Bill
Jan 31, 2013, 07:33 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Well, you could knock me down with a feather!
Jan 31, 2013, 10:51 PM
KC8WPF
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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


Norwalk, CT has a nice one.


Several cities have fireboats built by SAFE Boats in Seattle.


Last edited by CG Bob; Jan 31, 2013 at 10:58 PM.
Feb 01, 2013, 01:45 PM
If it's R/C, it's all good.
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Wonder what they'll ask for it.

Their tug still sells for near $300. I'm guessing $349.99 for this fireboat.
Feb 01, 2013, 02:05 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
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.



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.
Feb 01, 2013, 04:27 PM
Old wreck in Milwaukee
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
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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