research vessel Catalyst
|Bore & Stroke:
||8" x 10"
||Pacific Catalyst II Inc link
||Friday Harbor, Washington map
The Catalyst was the University of Washington's first purpose-built oceanographic research vessel. Its Washington Iron Works engine has remained in continuous operation since installated in May 1932 and still powers the boat through Southeast Alaska on passenger charters.
- the injector tips are Washington-style on the outside and Atlas-Imperial-style on the inside
- the fuel pressure regulator has an Atlas-Imperial seat and stem -- inferior to the reversible Washington design
- the new valves are one-piece
- the valve cages have new noses and are not one piece
- the guides are off the shelf (likely from MAN)
- the rod bearing nuts are nylock and not "large profile"
- the clutch guide pins are two piece
- the pneumatic shifting has been replaced with hydraulic
Blog entries about the Catalyst on WordPress
Photos of the Catalyst on Flickr
Video of the Catalyst on YouTub
Catalyst on Facebook