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Old 29 May 2014, 08:19   #1
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Protector 28 (8.5) Targa Florida Space Coast

Hi from Cape Canaveral Florida. Just took possession of a new Protector 28 Targa with twin Verado 300s for use as a fast response/coastal interdiction vessel. Vessel getting the full "protect & serve" treatment with additional VHF radios, loud hailer and sirens, low profile yellow/red/blue light bar with alley and take down lights, multiple thermal, low light and FLIR cameras, an upgraded Furuno FA-50 AIS ship transponder, gurney supports in the cuddy for two stretchers, three jump seats on the bow, a cuddy HVAC system supported by an inverter and an on board generator. The boat had extensive rewiring to accommodate the new equipment and additional AGM batteries installed. The dual Furuno 12.1MFDs screens and functions are now controlled by dual finger mice at the helm and navigation stations. Garmin's latest Verado integrated autopilot has been installed. The covered boathouse with a fast deployment lift has also been completed. In addition, with the intense sun here in Florida, a set of custom Sunbrella chaps have been made to protect the RIB tubes when the vessel is not in use. Probably missed some of the other equipment added.

With regard to the vessel itself, as the guys here say "it rocks." Exceeding all our expectations and certainly agree with the Protector company logo "Any water, Anywhere."

Will post pictures shortly.

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You better post those pics shortly you can't write that and then leave us hanging!!

Sounds awesome
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Old 30 May 2014, 11:07   #3
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Who do you work for? USCG? ICE?

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Old 15 June 2014, 06:59   #7
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Weight/Equipment

Weight loaded with full fuel is between 6500 - 6700 lbs depending on fresh water and waste water holding tank levels. Additional equipment on the Protector include a Furuno BBWX2 Sirius Weather module for the Furuno network, Sirius radio to the Sony marine stereo system, Command mics to the iCom vhf radios, one of which is the new iCom black box version. Simon Motorsports here in the US tweaked the Verado ECUs to produce 750 hp out of the twin 300s but must run 93 octane to achive this horsepower which isn't readily available at marinas, but whenever out of the water on the trailer we have the option of filling up at a local gas station.
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Old 15 June 2014, 15:30   #9
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Photos now posted in the "RIB Photos" section, Protector 28 Targa album
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Photos now posted in the "RIB Photos" section, Protector 28 Targa album
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