Small Boat Fleet: 24' Mytilus
|Length: 24 ft.||Propulsion: 210 HP Volvo Penta Turbo Diesel with Duo-Prop outdrive||WAAS: Furuno GP1650W chart plotter|
|Beam: 8.5 ft.||Tackle: Davit with windlass
(Max. Capacity) 250 lbs.
|DGPS: Furuno GP-36|
|Min. Height: 8 ft.||Deck space: 66 sq. ft.||Radar: Furuno 1721 MK2|
|Draft: 1.5 ft.||Heated Cabin and (or with) windshield defroster||Fathometer: Furuno LS-6000|
|Fuel: 80 gals., diesel
(8-12 gph cruising)
|Galvanized steel trailer||Marine radio: GX1250S Horizon Eclipse+|
|Cruising speed: 20 kts.||AC Power: 1000W inverter|
|Maximum speed: 26 kts.|
Recent (2004) repowering with a diesel I/O has expanded this vessel's versatility. Since launched in the spring of 1990, the Mytilus has become the most heavily used RCRC boat. Her large deck area, dry cabin and shallow water mobility make the Mytilus a versatile and popular coastal research vessel. Mytilus is normally berthed at the WHOI boat slips to allow convenient access to local areas but may be hauled and trailered by users to remote work sites. Those wishing to obtain user certification for Mytilus must have extensive experience in the operation of boats.