Vessel Retrofit Completed

Over the winter season, Geodynamics’ vessel R/V 4-Points underwent a comprehensive retrofit to improve boat systems, equipment, and operator comfort. To provide more power for onboard systems with less noise and emissions, a Fischer Panda 6.5kW marine generator was installed.  The Odom 200kHz singlebeam transducer was moved from an over-the-side mount to a flush in-hull mount, allowing for faster data collection speeds and faster transits between collection areas.  Inside the cabin, the data collection desk was removed and replaced with a taller operator station that is forward looking.  Captain and operator chairs were replaced with upgraded chairs for comfort during long survey days.  A custom sliding shock-mounted computer rack was also added in the data processing station, it is designed to allow easier cabling and equipment installation and removal.  All in all, the improvements were a success, and enhance both surveyor experience and ease of data acquisition.