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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:13 AM
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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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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 AM
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That does look nice.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Interesting.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Found more info:



http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...oat/index.html
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Built on the PT-109 hull maybe?
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:41 PM
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looks like the Seattle Fireboat Cheif Sealth...
Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:15 PM
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It's even got "realizing" details. Woo woo.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:55 PM
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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...
Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:51 PM
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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.


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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:45 PM
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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.
Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:05 PM
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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.
Old Feb 01, 2013, 04:27 PM
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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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