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This boat has now been completed and is turn-key and ready for use!
A perfect little Tugboat!
The Gartside Workboat “Orca” was recently serviced by marine systems students (*see list below) and then launched. “Orca” is a Paul Gartside designed motor boat, constructed of cedar planking bronze fastened over oak frames. A heavy workboat of traditional construction, the Gartside is ideal as a yard launch or small towboat. Built with carvel plank-on-frame cedar over oak with a locust backbone, this functional 18’ boat, powered by a 20 HP Beta Diesel, gave traditional boat building students practice with complex lofting and hull shape while working with large timbers. In choosing construction materials for the Gartside build, the school selected only regional lumber.
Length: 18′ Beam: 6′ 8″ Draft: 2′ 1″
Type: Motor, Beta Diesel
Construction: Red Cedar over White Oak
*Marine Systems Students recent service list includes:
Engine lube oil and filter was changed
Gearbox lube was changed
Coolant level checked
Water separator checked
Battery electrolyte checked
Tested start & brief run with hose-supplied water
Bilge debris vacuumed
Wiring and hose chafe protection added
Checked mounts & external nuts and bolts
Viewings available by appointment.