Owner Jackson Marine Corp.
Built By Halter Marine
Registration Port of Corpus Christi, Texas
Dimensions Length-149 ft. Beam-40 ft. Draft-19 ft.
Power Two Alco 16-251 diesels developing 7400 Horsepower.
Capacities Fuel 244,300 gallons Potable water 15,000 gallons
The point of all of these statistics is to emphasize the incredible size of the Mister Darby. And like her full size sister, the Dumas kit of the Jackson Marine Mister Darby is not just your average tug boat kit. The Dumas Mister Darby, kit #1217, features a huge hand laid up fiberglass hull capable of handling about any powering method you might care to experiment with. The superstructure is constructed out of heavy duty die-cut plywood. Plus, we have included dozens of castings and other detail items to add those finishing touches. Running hardware kit #2340 is the twin screw hardware package that includes the gear reduction, drive line hardware, right and left hand cast bronze struts, and the huge counter rotating 3-5/8 in. investment cast 4 blade bronze propellers. We used Dumas #2005 12V electric motors and a small car batter to power the Darby. The car battery helps supply the Darby with the 60 plus pounds she needs to get down the waterline. When the Darby is completed in this configuration she is capable of pulling a rowboat with 2 men around a lake. Big boat, big payload, big power. Everything about the Mister Darby is big.
Length 47 inches Beam 13 inches Scale 5/16 in. to 1 ft.
Power: 2 Dumas #2005 12v Motors
Running Hardware: #2340 for twin screw hardware with props turning in opposite directions.