Fintry - details

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BuilderJohn Lewis & Sons, Ltd., Aberdeen
BuilderJohn Lewis & Sons, Ltd., Aberdeen
Classification as builtLloyds 100A1 UK Coasting Service extended to include home trade, Elbe to Brest
Length overall 79' (level keel), 78'11" (normal trim)
Length pp, nominal 75'
Molded beam21'
Molded depth10'
Draft, normal7'4" aft
Draft, minimum6' (fuel, water, and ballast tanks empty)
Displacement, light 135 Long Tons
Displacement, loaded 162 LT (as modified)
Frame spacing 20"
Forward perpendicular frame 45
Aft perpendicularframe 0 (rudderpost = nominal design waterline)
Tanks, etc.
Fuel, original1,750 US gallons
Fuel, Eilidh M1,650 USG
Fuel, as modified5,250 USG (approximate)(2004)
two 1,800 USG tanks P&S under #2 hold
two 700 USG tanks P&S under engine room
190 USG (usable) day tank on main deck level
75 gpm fill connection
Fuel consumptionone USG per nautical mile at 8 knots, two USG per mile at 10.5 knots, including hotel loads
Potable water2 tanks of 500 USG each
Non-potable water1,000 USG
Water ballast aft 2 tanks of 1,600 USG each
Blackwater (treated sewage)1700 USG aft
Fuel transfer pumpMegator sliding shoe pump, 18 USG/minute, with pressure gauge and flow meter
Primary fuel filterRacor FBO10 between bottom tanks and day tank
Secondary fuel filters2 Racor 900FH in parallel, rapid changeover, gravity feed
Tertiary fuel filtersOn each engine
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Propulsion and Steering
Main engineCaterpillar 3406, 400 hp rating (2004)
GearTwin Disc MG5114DC 4.59:1, Python CV drive (2004)
Propeller59"x39", three blade (original)
Manual steeringDonkin helm pump and rams (original)
Power steeringAccusteer HM400 power unit for joystick and auotpilot (2014)
Hydraulic system120 hp Perkins 6-354 (originally used as a DC generator) with ABT 60hp pump (2004)
ABT 60hp 16" bow thruster
5hp motor on windlass (2004)
60hp motor over propeller shaft with chain drive for get-home (2004)
10hp motor driving Desmi pump (2017)
Deck Gear and Boats
Boat CraneThern 4771AC-3PH 2,000 pound capacity hoist on 16' boom (2014)
Anchor WindlassThomas Reid and Sons - manual (original) and 5 hp hydraulic (2005), controls at windlass and at steering station
Main anchor600 pound navy type (original), 600' 11/16" stud link chain (2004)
Second anchorFortress FX-125, 15' 5/8" chain, 300' 1" nylon three strand rope, with davit (all 2015)
Line handlingCapstan on hydraulic windlass forward
Three-speed manual sailing winches P&S midships and aft
Bollards F&A, heavy cleats at bullnose forward
Tenders13' Boston Whaler with 40hp OB
12' Whitehall rowing and sailing dinghy
Avon rollup with 9hp OB
Armament10 gauge saluting cannon
SystemDual bus 120/240VAC system can use any one or two of the following sources
Generators2 each Northern Lights M773LK3 9kW 120/240 VAC in sound shields (2004)
Inverters2 each Magnum MS4102PAE, 4kW continuous each, in parallel (2014)
Shore powerTwo 50A 240VAC inputs and one 30A 120VAC input, all with isolation transformers
Engine batteries 4 each Deka Group 31 (2014) series/parallel 24VDC
24V House batteries 6 each Rolls 4CS17PM with Hydro-Caps, total 546 AH @ 24VDC (2014)
12V House batteries 400 AH @ 12VDC, Protech Charger
VHF Radios3 each Icom MC502A (2005)
Icom M24 handheld (2014)
Satellite phoneIridium (2005)
MF RadioIcom M700 Pro (2005)
Main Bridge SystemFuruno NavNet 3D MFDBB (2014)
1 each 1920x1080 display for computer
2 each 1280x1024 displays (one for MFDBB, one shared with computer), two spares in box
Furuno DRS12A 72 mile radar, six foot antenna
Furuno FA50 Class B AIS
Furuno Chartplotting Software
Second radarKoden 3441 (2000)
FishfinderFuruno LS4100 (2007)
NavtexFuruno NX300 (2005)
WeatherAirmar Weather Station (2014)
NMEA 183 concentratorsShipModul Miniplex 41USB (2005) and 42USB (2010)
N2K into computerActisense NGW-1-USB
Wheelhouse computerRack mount Win7 4GB memory, 120GB solid state disk (2014)
Backup computersWindows Home Server, IBM ThinkPad, 3 desktop PCs, HP Stream
Plotting softwareOpenCPN (latest stable version)
GPS Five -- One in Furuno AIS, one Garmin 16 puck (wired), two Garmin GPSII Plus with remote power and antenna (one wired), one Garmin 12 handheld
AutopilotSimrad AC20 autopilot computer with Simrad AC10 as backup mounted and wired (2005)
Simrad AP25 control head, with Simrad AP16 in box as backup
2 each Simrad RC36 rate compasses mounted and wired
Simrad RF300 rudder angle indicator with spare in box
Miscellaneous dataMaretron SSC200 solid state compass for heading, rate of turn, pitch and roll
RedundancyAside from redundant auotpilots noted above, all relevant navigation data can be displayed three ways:
1) On the Furuno NavNet 3D.
2) On the Win7 computer screen, with OpenCPN chart plotting
3) On the navtex, fishfinder, and autopilot
Approximately 1,200 paper charts from 17 sources
Celestaire Astra IIIB sextant
ITT Night Mariner night vision monocular
HornIbuki Kyogo 126dba horn with Fogmate Horn Controller
Navigation LightsP&S, masthead and stern running lights are double Aqua Signal Series 70, 24VDC and 240VAC (2005)
NUC and RAM are Aqua Signal Series 55, 24VDC (2005)
Bow and and stern towing lights are original, 240VAC
Anchor light is original, 24VDC
Light control box includes burnout alarms for all bulbs
SearchlightSeematz WS/WH 50 (1998) 270,000 candlepower
Public AddressTOA 120 watt amplifier exterior, 60 watt interior. Interior speakers throughout. 3 each thirty watt exterior speakers.
CableWired cable TV
Wired landline telephone on cable, five wireless handsets
Wired Internet on cable
InternetCat 5 wired LAN in every room, WiFi also available
EasyBullet WiFi antenna on roof picks up WiFI several miles away and distributes it throughout the boat.
InteriorBirdseye maple and tiger mahogany panelling and teak flooring is from 1952 Italian refit of Thomas Lipton's J boat Shamrock V
StateroomsMaster stateroom below, king bed, ensuite head with separate shower and tub, 8' closet, 32" TV
Guest stateroom maindeck aft, king bed, ensuite head and shower
Guest stateroom fwd below, two bunks, ensuite head and shower
Guest stateroom midships below, two bunks, ensuite head
Two bunks in wheelhouse
Heads are Tecma
Saloon2 each 30" TVs back to back, black walnut burl dining table table seats ten, Roland KR-3 piano. 1,200+ music CD images on server. Wide variety of DVDs.
HeatWay Wolff 917-6C 50,000 btu/hr diesel fired ship's boiler
Air conditioningAquaAir Alpha 2 ton water chiller with reverse cycle heat for October and May
Air handlersSeven fan units, six zones, each with thermostat
GalleyLG 30" range, two ovens
Amana microwave oven / range hood
Vitrifrigo drawer units. 3 refrigerator drawers, 1 freezer drawer 240VAC, 24VDC in galley
Frigidaire 5 cu ft chest freezer in #1 hold
LaundryAsko washer and dryer (stacked)
Domestic hot water50 gallon Torrid Marine water heater - electric, off boiler or using genset waste heat.
Fire extinguishers4 each Buckeye 80BC dry chemical, USCG approved
Life RaftDBC six person
Flares, etc.3 each Solas parachute flares (current date), about ten out of date
2 each Ikaros 300 meter line throwers
CompartmentilizationSix watertight compartments below the main deck, ten bottom tanks and voids
Pumping:Bilges, fire main, ballast water, blackwater
Desmi 65SA -- self priming 3" pump - 250 US gallons a minute (one ton of water per minute) - hydraulic drive (2017)
AMT 2766 -- self priming 2" pump - 100 gallons per minute - electric drive (2017)
Lathe9" South Bend 744A, 54" bed, collet closer, with 3, 4, and 6 jaw chucks
Milling machineArboga EM825 with Shooting Star 2 axis DRO
Air compressor5cfm @ 110 psi

The Fleet Tender hull form is very pleasing. It isn't at all obvious from above the water just how fat and flat bottomed they are. Unlike many steel workboats, the hull is curved in both planes and has no chines. This is expensive construction, particularly in 7/16" steel.

The top three drawings on this page are from a 3D AutoCAD drawing of the boat. Each of the rectangles is drawn as a flat plate, so the drawing is not quite as fair as reality. The drawing below is a 2D AutoCAD drawing with detail taken from builders' drawings and photographs.

Fleet Tender Lines
Fleet Tender Starboard Side

This AutoCAD drawing was done after we had looked at Fulbeck, but it's essentially identical to Fintry. She's shown in the usual bow-up trim.

Fintry Starboard Side

This drawing shows Fintry as she is now. The keel is drawn level, which is unrealistic -- normal sea-going trim puts the stern down another foot.

Drawings by JLW