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Gaylord Nelson
Schedules can be found at http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/fish/lakemich/RV_GAYLORD_NELSON_CRUISE_SCHEDULE.htm
The Gaylord Nelson is a modified lobster boat previously used in the Atlantic Ocean designed and built in 1992 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is an aluminum-hulled, 45 feet long, a beam of 15 feet, a draft of 5 feet, and a displacement of 12 tons. Deck machinery consists of a Crossley gill-net lifter, 2 trawl winches, a trawl wheel, windlass and a 10-foot stern ramp. Pilothouse electronics includes a ComNav 1000 autopilot installed in 2002, a Simrad radar installed in 2001, a Garmin 210 GPS installed in 2001, a Lowrance GPS installed in 2001, two marine radios installed in 2001 and a cellular phone.
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Power AvailabilityThe Gaylord Nelson is powered by a 350 hp Cummins diesel engine that was installed in 2002. Total engine hours are approximately 200. Onboard electrical power is provided by the boat and a 1500 W power inverter.
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Deck SpaceThe work deck is very large and encompasses most of the boat aft of the pilot house.
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29 Mar 2010 14:39