Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Reload this Page >

Compmillennia Pilot House Catamarans

Notices
The Boating Forum

Compmillennia Pilot House Catamarans

Old 05-13-2020, 04:51 AM
  #1  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default Compmillennia Pilot House Catamarans

We will deliver a new class vessel next week to Miami. The fruit from three years of design collaboration with an extraordinary association of Mariners. The parent craft is our "Lightspeed" catamaran design. No doubt a vision of things to come. A pleasure craft "Lightspeed" with an enlarged console for overnight accommodation in build now.

BUILDER"S TRIAL on the PAMLICO


Popular Reply

09-16-2020, 08:18 AM
captbron
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Miami Shores, Fernandina Beach
Posts: 664
Likes: 0
Received 94 Likes on 35 Posts
Default

Since early June the boat has seen almost 400 hours of use and weve been very happy with the boat. Jim really did a great job building the boat and there are some ingenious designs incorporated into the build. For a prototype boat I dont think it could have turned out any better. Most of our boat operators are used to inboard boats so there has been a bit of a learning curve trimming the engines and using the tabs to optimize the ride. The boat can perform as almost two different boats. In rough conditions you can put the tabs all the way down, engines fully down and she will stay on plane and cut through a steep chop with ease. Calmer days or a following sea trim everything up and she will run great at higher speeds. Boat is extremely dry and almost never sneezes, most of the spray that she does produce is caused by the fendering or tires. One of our main concerns was how she would do alongside of ships but with the way Jim modified the shape of the hull and the fendering she comes alongside and gets away from the ships with a small turn of the wheel. This past Saturday with the tropical storm passing winds were from 30-50mph most of the day and seas 6-8ft. This was the roughest conditions weve had the boat in and she did really well we were able to maintain 12-15kts going into the waves and in the mid 20s going down sea on the way in. The boat felt extremely safe and relatively comfortable in those conditions. Ive been on all of the bigger cats and they all have pros/cons this one is by far the driest ride and the best handling/ride in a following or beam sea she tracks perfectly straight and has not come close to stuffing the bow yet. We have a camera system on the boat and I will try to upload some videos of her operating in rougher conditions.
Old 05-13-2020, 06:21 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 1,301
Received 190 Likes on 103 Posts
Default

You forgot the windshield!

I thought I saw something when I drove down Hackney ave. the other day that looked like it had a little more "shelter in place"
Old 05-13-2020, 06:46 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Under the sun
Posts: 1,112
Received 535 Likes on 306 Posts
Default

that's it? no pics? no other details?
c'mon Otseg... we know you can do better than that
Old 05-13-2020, 06:56 AM
  #4  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

"Wind In the Hair" makes for better photo opp. We went over the top with the double laminated UV custom safety glass specification. The vendor suggested that the boat would break before the glass. I'm thinking "not this boat"! Once again My Mini Van was the inspiration for a clear view. With the shutdowns my vendor is not traveling so we will launch in South Florida and do the install there in the water.



Old 05-13-2020, 06:59 AM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 6,342
Received 1,658 Likes on 862 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bluejack View Post
You forgot the windshield!

"
Just saving weight, just like fighting against jackplates.


but seriously, he forgot a windshield, and all the rest of the pictures we need, the specs and performance, and crazy build stories from old Miami.

besides that... perfect post.

cmon man!

Old 05-13-2020, 12:40 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Diamondhead, MS
Posts: 4,236
Received 391 Likes on 191 Posts
Default

C'mon Jimbo let cat out of the bag
Old 05-13-2020, 12:54 PM
  #7  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

If I hoisted my Grand Caravan to the roof, It might have a view like this. Its a real simple boat they said, but it took an 90" wide pilot house to fit it all of the sparky bits.

The positioning of the Simrad MFD screens may seem strange, but they are also for the benefit of the Pilots in Tandem Llebroc seating behind the Helm chair on center line.

The louvers visible each cabin side provide filtered return air to port and starboard 2 x 16,000 BTU heat/AC units. One is sufficient. Two because we can.

Even the 6 KW diesel gen-set room is air conditioned when you wish to perform service during a Tropical South Florida day.


Likes:
kurttruk, pas, Pineapple Express, Pipo6007, Salem Sound, SeaCat22 and 1 others liked this post. (Show less...)
Old 05-13-2020, 01:29 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 498
Likes: 0
Received 74 Likes on 51 Posts
Default

Great view of all those stanchions!
I'm sure there's a plan for them, just not obvious to me.
Old 05-13-2020, 01:47 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1,297
Likes: 0
Received 842 Likes on 463 Posts
Default

There's something about it that makes me think of Thunder Child...
Old 05-13-2020, 02:41 PM
  #10  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jeff.p View Post
Great view of all those stanchions!
I'm sure there's a plan for them, just not obvious to me.
They support a handrail a meter inside of the deck edge. A handrail along the deck edge generally keeps you in the boat. These are there to help you get off the boat.

Worth a copy and paste into your browser.

<Pilot boarding in rough weather off Port Everglades>

Last edited by Otseg; 05-13-2020 at 02:59 PM.
Old 05-13-2020, 03:04 PM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: CA & San Carlos, Mx
Posts: 22,861
Received 1,028 Likes on 674 Posts
Default

Teaser
Old 05-13-2020, 11:53 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 3,125
Received 464 Likes on 270 Posts
Default

Is this a work boat or for recreational use?
Old 05-14-2020, 05:54 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 465
Received 131 Likes on 70 Posts
Default

Oh wow
Old 05-14-2020, 08:08 AM
  #14  
Senior Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 425
Received 234 Likes on 141 Posts
Default

Jim - Power? Will this Pilot House version be the Comp to break the century mark...


Aft view?
Old 05-14-2020, 08:14 AM
  #15  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,644
Received 410 Likes on 276 Posts
Default

More please!
Old 05-14-2020, 01:10 PM
  #16  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Northshore of Massachusetts or in my stateroom
Posts: 62
Received 40 Likes on 17 Posts
Default

The Pilots in Port Ev. are going to have an awesome ride. The Houston Pilots run a larger cat, maybe a SWATH, but I think it is steel or aluminum and slow. I can see the various associations across the country moving in this direction for the days when it make sense.
Old 05-14-2020, 02:36 PM
  #17  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
Is this a work boat or for recreational use?
Its a work boat that we designed and constructed to make its crew feel like "working" is "recreational"

The Pilot House Cat will take Port Pilots off shore to board a ship so they can navigate some of the biggest ships in the world through Miami Government cut and then the Cat will pick them up offshore as the ships depart.

We made.............
Long waterline, sharp entry to relieve spinal compression from V bottom pounding.
Low roll so that drifting on station they don't get blisters on their elbows from the armrests from V bottom Rolling.
Lightspeed hulll design for efficiency. 42 kts with a Pair of Mercury V8 Seapro's.
All cored composite construction to absorb vibration and impact.
We use a Resin with 5 to 6 % elongation that is equal to the elongation of the fiber reinforcement's elongation to failure. This means that a typical resin fails before the full strength of the fiber is reached.. Bend a normal piece of fiberglass and the resin goes crunch as it breaks. Comp's resin is silent then springs back.

Pictured is the 316 SS stern bit we machined a solid 316 SS 1 3/8" shaft that projects 6 " below into deck reinforcement. Any of the bits on any quarter will easily pick up the whole boat.

Likes:
pas
Old 05-14-2020, 02:40 PM
  #18  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Salem Sound View Post
The Pilots in Port Ev. are going to have an awesome ride. The Houston Pilots run a larger cat, maybe a SWATH, but I think it is steel or aluminum and slow. I can see the various associations across the country moving in this direction for the days when it make sense.
The Pilots in Port Everglades deserve an awesome ride. The way to get one will be to come to Miami. :-)
Likes:
Old 05-15-2020, 02:27 PM
  #19  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Miami Fl / Washington NC
Posts: 2,253
Received 1,938 Likes on 575 Posts
Default

Its a smooth ride when you don't need to have a cup holder.


Old 05-15-2020, 03:10 PM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 4,093
Received 3,974 Likes on 2,275 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
We use a Resin with 5 to 6 % elongation that is equal to the elongation of the fiber reinforcement's elongation to failure. This means that a typical resin fails before the full strength of the fiber is reached.. Bend a normal piece of fiberglass and the resin goes crunch as it breaks. Comp's resin is silent then springs back.
Wow that's neat . Why doesn't everybody do that .... $ ?

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.