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The Pilot Boat


The pilot boat was in April 2009 transferred to Limfjordsmuseet of Torben Mikkelsen Grønning from Thisted, who has owned the boat since 1976, when it was taken out of active service.

The pilot boat was built in 1929 by shipbuilder Ove Christensen from Glyngøre, who was also behind the boat type called "Penalhus" which is a typical boat used on Limfjorden. The boat "penalhus" and the pilot boat has many common features including the hull of the boats. The boat's maschine  is by the manufacturer Bolinder-Muntell, a motor manufacturer with more widespread use in agricultural equipment. The engine provides modest thirty-six horsepower, which draws a propeller having a diameter of not less than eighty centimeters in diameter!


Facts about the pilot boat (1929)

Origin: Glyngøre Boatyard
Build by: Ove Christensen
Material: Originally pine on oak - after the sinking, explosions and maintenance in the period after 1959-76 is largely replaced with larch.
Length: 8.35 meters
Width: 2.95 meters
Depth: 1.19 meters
Color: green - originally white
GRT: 5.49 (Gross Register Tonnage - the ship's overall internal volume)
Engine: Bolinder-Muntell of 1962, 32 Hp.
Screw diameter: 0.8 m



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