The Alpena Marina is within a few minutes of the NOAA facility. A very simple and effective technique to transport the AUV to the marina and launch it was to use a standard boat trailer. The procedure was straight forward with no high crane lifts or jarring motions. After launch, the AUV’s remote control was used to motor it over to the support ship where it was lifted on-board with the ship’s crane.

The Alpena Marina is within a few minutes of the NOAA facility. A very simple and effective technique to transport the AUV to the marina and launch it was to use a standard boat trailer. The procedure was straight forward, with no high crane lifts or jarring motions. After launch, the AUV’s remote control was used to motor it over to the support ship where it was lifted onboard with the ship’s crane. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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