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Specifications

Dimensions

The Watergeus was lengthened in 1961. She was build as a 26 meters boat.

The nice thing about her new dimensions of the boat, I found several different measures. I believe the following ones are correct:

  • Length: 38.98 meters
  • Width: 5.24 meters
  • Draft: 1 meter

Propulsion

Main

  • Brand: DAF
  • Type: 1160 6 cylinder
  • Power: 150hp

Gearbox & steering

  • Type: PRM Hydraulic
  • Steering: Mechanical by wheel

Power

The original generator is broken It used to be Lister 2cyl. / 5,8kw (220V/380V)

The new generator is:

  • Brand: Petter 1cyl. 3000rpm
  • Type: 4.4KVA (220V)

A spare 1 cylinder Lister engine is aboard, will likely be used for a pump.

Capacity

The capacity as a commercial vessel were not enough for living, so I added an extra fuel tank and a brand new waste water tank (regulations for the mooring explicitly asked for this tank). I prefer to live as independent as possible, therefore the capacity is a bit higher then on a normal houseboat.

  • Fuel tanks: 3200 litters
  • Clean water: 6000 litters (4000 in the front and 2000 in the engine room)
  • Dirty water: 3000 litters
 
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