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Old 08-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds is offline
 
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Hi, Richard. The AQ is and always has been a hybrid boat. The steam plant is usually operational, and she has engines from the USCE Dredge KENNEDY. Being such a large boat, the diesel-electric Z-drivesadd both power and speed to the baot while underway, and greatly improve the handling of the boat in close quarters. It is my understanding the steam engines/paddlewheel will push the boat, but not very fast.
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