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05-25-2020, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Otseg

Who doesn't like speed? For Miami they only go 6...

Who doesn't like speed? For Miami they only go 6 miles out and speed was not the driver. It was the ride. That said, I do think they will use the speed.

Reviewing detailed maintenance records over...
05-25-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

The design ground stone was the placement of the...

The design ground stone was the placement of the pilot house and was fervently debated by the Pilot Association. We were challenged with a clean sheet of paper except the hull from chine to chine....
05-24-2020, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Otseg

You may wish to consider a bonding agent which is...

You may wish to consider a bonding agent which is a thin urethane coating for gluing to cured fiberglass pa rts.
It is a very good product. 1114614
05-24-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By Otseg

Room with a view. Here we are fitting a...

Room with a view.

Here we are fitting a stern facing video camera that records to a hard drive and a pair of LED deck lights each side, There is also a composite mast mounted video camera that...
05-23-2020, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Otseg

We only had one inquiry for a full interior so...

We only had one inquiry for a full interior so far and this "Lightspeed" has the biggest accommodation to date for something in a "pilothouse" class. Its under construction now.

The customer has...
05-22-2020, 09:21 AM
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Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Quote: Originally Posted by Otseg View Post...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otseg View Post (https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/1083415-compmillennia-pilot-house-catamarans.html#post13651819)
We use a Resin with 5 to 6 % elongation...
05-22-2020, 03:33 AM
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Views: 4,800
Posted By Otseg

Go take your twin diesel boat and hide from the...

Go take your twin diesel boat and hide from the fuel dock. :-)
05-21-2020, 02:12 PM
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Views: 4,800
Posted By Otseg

27' Compmillennia "Lightspeed 828" Sunday...

27' Compmillennia "Lightspeed 828"

Sunday overnighter
Fuel consumption was 3.2 MPG at 32mph with this load heading out in the cut before making it into the gulf. 54 mph wot loaded
Boat is fully...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,093
Posted By Otseg

I always wanted a car that still had a gear left...

I always wanted a car that still had a gear left @ 240 mph.
But not one that an oil change is $21,000.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,581
Posted By Otseg

A friend in Miami made an offer of $150 K on a...

A friend in Miami made an offer of $150 K on a $375 K condo. The seller told him to go Fk Himself. 60 days later the seller called him back and asked if he still had the $150K. He said no, but I...
05-21-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Yes it is. I first specified a Diesel Northern...

Yes it is. I first specified a Diesel Northern Lights unit, but they could not provide an ignition protected gen set, meaning their alternator and electrical end could make a spark that could ignite...
05-19-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

I read their book, " A Century of Service: A...

I read their book, " A Century of Service: A History of the Biscayne Bay Pilots" several times. available here
https://www.amazon.com/Century-Service-History-Biscayne-Pilots/dp/0615406262

In one...
05-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Its very important for the boat driver to watch...

Its very important for the boat driver to watch the Pilot from the time he steps off of the deck of the pilot boat until he is safely aboard the ship. The fendering system is new to this association....
05-19-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

We make our own composite tabs mated to Lenco...

We make our own composite tabs mated to Lenco Rams. This allows us to optimize the geometry. It was always part of the mission statement to have the motor bracket clear of the water when berthed in a...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,344
Posted By Otseg

My little 22' Cat lives in Larchmont now. Note to...

My little 22' Cat lives in Larchmont now. Note to self, Don't get shoved off trailering on to the Hutchinson Parkway. Mentioning for a friend.
I am told the owner fishes a 100 miles out on occasion....
05-19-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

We are ramp challenged when an East wind packs...

We are ramp challenged when an East wind packs the Pamlico and the public boat ramp we use has an adjacent low bridge. I watch the angle of the floating dock to the shore and know when normal water...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,097
Posted By Otseg

Nothing is impossible but I would be surprised if...

Nothing is impossible but I would be surprised if the original left NZ. Burt sold all his stuff to Hays Hammer Hardware to pay for his medical and maybe 10

years ago my friend visited NZ. The son...
05-18-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Tabs are a tool to trim. Used to plant the bow...

Tabs are a tool to trim. Used to plant the bow instead of bow ballast tanks.
05-18-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

This boat was our first Optimus system and the...

This boat was our first Optimus system and the support was very good. We optimized the swim platform for rescue at sea recovery because a Pilot could fall in the water and they also do their share of...
05-18-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,969
Posted By Otseg

What ply wood are you using? Something with a...

What ply wood are you using? Something with a waterproof glue is worth the money as for projects like this I use acrylic latex house paint as long as the plywood is decent.
05-17-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Mercury Sea Pro V8's. Every one says; " man...

Mercury Sea Pro V8's. Every one says; " man that's a big boat, don't you need bigger engines?" They are commercial 4800-5600 RPM engines. A CC fishing boat version with 300 hp 6,000 RPM pleasure...
05-17-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

A port like Miami runs 24-7 and they may fuel all...

A port like Miami runs 24-7 and they may fuel all of their diesel boats once a week or more. If the Cat performs to their expectations it may never shut down. Believe me the Pilot Association runs a...
05-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Gen set

We have installed a 6 K Diesel gen set in the port hull. It is mirrored on the Starboard side by a 106 gallon diesel fuel tank. The diesel fill is recessed in the back of the pilot house bulkhead....
05-16-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

What may not be apparent yet is that we have a...

What may not be apparent yet is that we have a "pumpkin seed" shear in plan view. I just made that term up, but when the Pilots transit from the Pilot Boat deck to the ladder on side of the ship, the...
05-16-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By Otseg

Our mission for this class of vessel was to...

Our mission for this class of vessel was to design a sexy boat but then they told us we had to wear a rubber all the time.

My last customer request for big fendering was for one of my 18'-9" Egret...
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