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Old 05-13-2020, 03:51 AM
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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


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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"
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that's it? no pics? no other details?
c'mon Otseg... we know you can do better than that
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"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.



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Originally Posted by bluejack View Post
You forgot the windshield!

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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!

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C'mon Jimbo let cat out of the bag
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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.


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Great view of all those stanchions!
I'm sure there's a plan for them, just not obvious to me.
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There's something about it that makes me think of Thunder Child...
Old 05-13-2020, 01:41 PM
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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>

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Is this a work boat or for recreational use?
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Oh wow
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Jim - Power? Will this Pilot House version be the Comp to break the century mark...


Aft view?
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More please!
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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.
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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.

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


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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 .... $ ?

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