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Bottom Mount Systems For ADCPs

Mooring Systems, Inc. manufactures Trawl Resistant Bottom Mounts designed for protecting oceanographic instrumentation from fishing gear and aluminum tri-pods for applications where fishing activities are not a concern but compact size for transportation is.

GP-TRBM manufactured by MSI

Above: General Purpose GP-TRBM system manufactured by MSI

H-TRBM-65 manufactured by MSI

Above: H-TRBM-65 manufactured by MSI

These instrument deployment platforms are ideally suited for use with up-ward looking ADCPs and provide space for extra battery housings, and other instrumentation.

H-TRBM-65 exterior

Above: H-TRBM-65 exterior

H-TRBM-35 interior

Above: H-TRBM-35 interior

More photos are available in the photo gallery

Our extensive product line with its many optional configurations provide the necessary tools for deployment and recovery of instruments in many locations and environmental conditions.

GP-TRBM Mechanical Specifications:

ModelGP-TRBM
Cover Material3/8" (9.5 mm) Urethane
Base Material1" (25.4 mm) Fiberglass
Gimbaled MountMolded Urethane Ring
Fasteners316 Stainless
Length70" (1775 mm)
Width50" (1270 mm)
Height (Outside)22" (558 mm)
Height (Inside)19" (480 mm)
Weight In Air132 lbs. (60 kg) empty
Weight In Water50 lbs. (23 kg) empty

H-TRBM-65 Mechanical Specifications:

ModelH-TRBM-65
Cover Material3/8" (9.5 mm) Urethane
Base Material1" (25.4 mm) Fiberglass
Gimbaled MountMolded Urethane Ring
Internal FramesType 6061 Aluminum
Fasteners316 Stainless
Syntactic Foam300m or 1km rated
Diameter65" (1651 mm)
Height (Outside)32" (812mm)
Anchor Tray6061 Aluminum
BallastLead

H-TRBM-35 & H-TRBM-48 Specifications:

ModelH-TRBM-35H-TRBM-48
Cover MaterialPolyethylenePolyethylene
Base Material1" (25.4mm) Fiberglass1" (25.4mm) Fiberglass
Gimbaled BracketMolded Urethane RingMolded Urethane Ring
Internal Support FrameType 6061 Aluminum (zinc anode protected)Type 6061 Aluminum (zinc anode protected)
Fasteners316 Stainless316 Stainless
Diameter35" (890mm)48" (1220mm)
Height (Outside)17" (430mm)23" (584mm)
Air Weight (Empty)40 lbs. (18kg)60 lbs. (27kg)
Air Weight (Lead-60)100 lbs. (45kg) w/ lead ballast120 lbs. (54kg) w/ lead ballast
SW Weight (Empty)10 lbs. (5kg)20 lbs. (9kg)
SW Weight (Lead-60)70 lbs. (31kg)90 lbs. (41kg)
Lead Ballast60 lbs. (27kg) disc60 lbs. (27kg) disc

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

GP-TRBM manufactured by MSI

Above: General Purpose GP-TRBM system manufactured by MSI

H-TRBM-65 manufactured by MSI

Above: H-TRBM-65 manufactured by MSI

H-TRBM-65 exterior

Above: H-TRBM-65 exterior

H-TRBM-35 interior

Above: H-TRBM-35 interior

More photos are available in the photo gallery

Tripod Bottom Mount Systems

Gimbaled ADCP Platforms

Mooring Systems, Inc. manufactures a lightweight tripod style bottom mount.

Open tripod with yellow painted finish

Above: Open tripod with yellow painted finish

Tripod with bright unpainted finish

Above: Tripod with bright unpainted finish

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This open version instrument platforms is ideally suited for use with upward looking Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers.

Gimbaled mounting hardware provides proper orientation of the transducer head on sloping sea-beds.

Additional mounting is available on the tripod braces for extra battery housings, and other instrumentation.

An optional acoustically activated pop-up buoy with high strength Spectra line to hoist the platforms on deck allows recovery without the use of divers.

  • Features:
  • Dual Axis Gimbals
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Knocks Down for Compact Transportation
  • Corrosion Resistant 6061 Aluminum
  • Zinc Anodes for Added Protection
  • Removable Lead Ballast
  • Lowering Eyes (2)
  • Brackets for Additional Instrument Housings

Tripod Mount Specifications:

Frame Material6061 Aluminum
Dual Axis GimbalsMolded Urethane
Fasteners, Eye Nuts316 Stainless Steel
Angle of Legs45 degrees
Overall Height20" (0.5m)
Overall Diameter60" (1.5m)
Air Weight68 lbs. (31 kg) w/ Lead Ballast
Water Weight56 lbs. (25 kg) w/ Lead Ballast
Standard Lead Ballast30 lbs. (13.6 kg)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Open tripod with yellow painted finish

Above: Open tripod with yellow painted finish

Tripod with bright unpainted finish

Above: Tripod with bright unpainted finish

More photos are available in the photo gallery