Shipyard: Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel, Quebec
Launch: July 1954
Type: Sounding boat
Length: 36 feet
Width: 12 feet
Draught: 3 feet, 7 inches
Displacement: 16,500 lbs
Propulsion: 1 Red Wing 66 hp diesel engine (originally)
Maximum speed: 8.5 knots
Range: 430 nautical miles
Crew: 2 officers, 4 sailors

Main characteristic: all aluminum construction with a 3/16 in. welded hull.

The choice of a welded aluminum hull was not without challenge. At that time, it was not yet known that using an Argon-arc system to weld aluminum resulted in incomplete fusion of the plates. When the problem was discovered, every weld on the Pogo was x-rayed for flaws. When a flawed seam was discovered it had to be chipped off with an air hammer, welded again and undergo a second x-ray.

To further reduce the boat’s weight without compromising the sturdiness of its decks, wood was replaced by panels built from two aluminum sheets reinforced with honeycombed cardboard sandwiched between them.

Pogo is our primary vessel. We preserve her historic value and appearance as much as possible, but because she is also a Sea Cadets training vessel, she is now state of the art equipped.

(specs) New equipment installed:

All required engine meters
Raymarine Multifonction Display e7
Raymarine ST-60 Fluxgate Compass
Raymarine ST-60 Tridata (depth and speed displays with trip/log)
Raymarine ST-60 Rudder Display
Icom VHF Radio Remote station
12 Volts Panel – 2 Battery Banks
4 bilges pumps controls (visual and audible alarm)

Raymarine Multifonction Display e9
Raymarine Remote Fluxgate Compass
Raymarine Remote Tridata (depth and speed displays with trip/log)
Raymarine Remote Rudder Display
Icom VHF Radio Remote station
Air Horn

Chart Table
Raymarine Multi Fonction Display e12
Raymarine Multifonction Instrument i70
Maretron Multifonction Display DSM250
Fuel Transfert System
Icom IC422 VHF Radio (channel 16 watch)
Icom IC602 VHF Radio with 2 remote stations
Jensen FM Radio and DVD Player

NMEA 2000 Network
(Sensors and equipment available on Display screens)
Raymarine Radar Super HD Color 4Kw
Raymarine Chirp DownVision CP100
Raymarine AIS 650 (Automatic Identification System Transceiver)
FlowScan Fuel Rate
Maretron Ultrasonic Wind and Weather Station
Fuel, Fresh Water and Waste Water tank monitoring

Officiers Room
120 Volts Electric Panel
Charles Industries 30Amp Isolation Transformer for Shore power
Charles Industries IMC40 Automatic Battery Charger – 4 banks
Charles Industries Power Inverter 1500 Watts

Internal Telephone Communication System (Charles Industries C-Phone)
12 Volts Panel – 40 Circuits – 2 Battery Banks
Engine room equipped with Fireboy Automatic Clean Agent Extinguishant
Anchors compartment with CQR, Danforth, Grappin and Navy anchors
Samsung Galaxy Tablet containing a Library of Instruction Manuals
Galley with Fridge and Alcohol Stove
One Head (Toilet)