Inland Waters Work Boat "Delores"
Year of Build: 1978
Hull Identification Number: 352300478
Dimensions: 26' x 8' x 3.5'
The vessel is a small single screw workboat fitted with a model bow, transom stern, and a flush
main deck with a small wheelhouse forward recessed into the hull.
The vessel is constructed of aluminum and is framed longitudinally and transversely in
accordance with good marine practice for a vessel of its size and intended service.
The vessel's hull is protected by means of a 3" diameter split rubber fender around the full
perimeter of the main deck with two courses of 4" split pipe fender ranging the length of the port
and starboard sides.
The bow of the vessel is fitted with pushknees measuring 48" vertically x 8" in width. The faces
of the pushknees are clad with molded D-shaped rubber.
Deck fittings are a normal complement of bitts for a vessel of this size and intended service and
consist of the following:
• Two each port and starboard 3" single bitts with horns
• Two each port and starboard lifting pad eyes welded to the hull
Ground tackle consists of a 14-lb Danforth type anchor stowed beneath the bench seat in the
Hull compartments are as follows:
• Forward compartment is the forepeak
• Second compartment is the pilothouse with buoyancy void below
• Third compartment is the machinery space
The forepeak and buoyancy void beneath the pilothouse are not accessible. The fuel tank
stands independent of the hull of the vessel and is located in the main engine room.
The fuel tank has an estimated capacity of 100 U.S. gallons.
The pilothouse is accessed from the main deck of the vessel via forward and aft weathertight
doors. The pilothouse is partially clad with thin padded rubber material in way of the upper
bulkheads and overhead with bare aluminum in way of the lower bulkheads and decks. The
pilothouse is fitted with fixed rubber encased windows with the exception of port and starboard
side fitted sliders. The pilothouse has an aluminum constructed operator's console with a vinyl
covered, pedestal mounted operator's seat, a port side fitted vinyl covered settee with storage
drawers below, and a small starboard side fitted vinyl covered settee with storage below.
The following equipment is located in way of the operator's console:
• 20" stainless steel helm
• G Uniden Solara DSC VHF radio
• Morse main engine throttle control
• 6-toggle navigation light panel
• Hour meter
• Amp gauge
• Oil pressure gauge
• Gear oil pressure gauge
• Water temperature gauge
• Fuel gauge
The pilothouse top is accessed from the main deck using a portable ladder. Located in way of
the pilothouse top are a dual trumpet horn, 5" searchlight, port and starboard navigation lights
with screens, anchor light, stern light, and VHF with antenna.
The aft main deck of the vessel is protected by means of a 42" high, 3-course pipe constructed
safety rail with an aft centerline fitted embarkation opening with two courses of safety chain
The vessel is single screw. Main propulsion machinery consists of one Detroit Diesel, model
6V-53 6-cylinder diesel engine. (P) The main engine produces 210-HP and turns a 3-blade
propeller through a Twin Disc, model SC-1 , marine reverse and reduction gear with a 1.97:1
reduction ratio. The main engine is battery start and raw water cooled.
The vessel is wired with light gauge low voltage DC wiring. Electrical service is provided by
means of a 24-volt DC battery. Overload protection is obtained by means of circuit breakers.
The steering system is a Hynautic brand hydraulic steering system operating a single main