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Posted on: February 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fort Madison Accepting Bids For Fire Rescue Boat

All bids properly received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Council Chambers in City Hall.  The bids will be evaluated and presented to the City Council at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

The City of Fort Madison reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor technicalities, and to accept that proposal which the City Council deems to be in the best interest of the City.

Please contact Fire Chief Joey Herren at (319) 372-7700, ext. 215 if there are any questions.

It is the intent of these specifications to describe the minimum requirements for a Fire Rescue Boat.  The following items are the minimum requirements:

  1. 24- feet in length
  2. 72- inches wide at bottom of boat
  3. 25- inch transom
  4. 15-degree V hull
  5. Minimum .125-gauge aluminum construction
  6. Minimum .125-gauge aluminum floor with floatation
  7. Dual aluminum consoles with windshields and grab rails
  8. Pods with ladders on both sides
  9. Covered front deck storage
  10. Built-in rear seat box with storage
  11. Red urethane exterior paint
  12. Rubberized anti-slip interior coating tan in color (LineX, Gatorhyde, etc.)
  13. 4 side grab bars positions determined by buyer
  14. Minimum 28-gallon built in fuel tank
  15. Folding tongue tandem axle galvanized trailer with brakes, welded side guides, welded fenders, LED lights, vault hubs, and radial tires
  16. Dual auto bilge pumps
  17. Dual battery with Perco switch
  18. Minimum 150 horsepower 4-stroke outboard motor with rigging, controls, cables, tachometer, fuel gauge, stainless steel prop and labor
  19. Seastar hydraulic steering
  20. LED interior lighting
  21. Electrical package to include:  navigation lights, 12V outlet and power to both consoles on separate fused circuits
  22. 4 cleats – 2 port – 2 starboard
  23. Price to include trade-in of Fire Department 2002 American Airboat Air Ranger Rhino Edition – 20 foot in length, 8 foot width – engine 33652 – 454 hp

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