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Old 31 July 2015, 06:36   #1
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ACB boat?

http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/a...91QSCI15265301

Interesting set up.
It appears to be a diesel, but not sure what kind.
I'm not bidding on it, but anyone here familiar with these?
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Old 31 July 2015, 10:13   #2
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My Dad had one in for service from the Coast Guard earlier this summer. Looked pretty rugged.
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Old 31 July 2015, 11:46   #3
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Aluminum Chambered Boats. They went belly up a few years ago. have never run one. They were part of an R&D OTH project with the USCG i think and ended up losing the contract to Safe Boat.
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Old 31 July 2015, 13:12   #4
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There is (or was) one operating out of a dive shop in Sacto (Double Down, used to be run by Rek Tek.) Pretty well built, as far as I remember. Never looked too close at it, as the group was kind of snobbish. I do know they had problems with their twin Suzuki motors (pair of 140's?) Lost a couple of them at various times.

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Old 31 July 2015, 13:25   #5
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There is a guy here in San Diego that runs one as a side business for diving.
It is a pilot house version with twin OB.
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An outboard bracket should be doable on this? If the auction doesnt get too high I want to jump in since its local.
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Bracket should be easy assuming you know a good welder (welding aluminum apparently takes a sh!tload of power to get good penetration.)

I suppose you could also bolt it on, but why punch holes in a watertight hull?

That said, are you sure you need a bracket? Not like you're going to be short on deck space or anything...

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I was outbid and it just sold for 22k. There should be more popping up for sale, but if they keep selling for that price I think a Willard or Hurricane might suit me better, even though I love that aluminum hull.
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