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Old 07-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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During my run from Vallejo to the KKMI boatyard in Pt. Richmond, "ran into" this Army Corp. of Engineers catamaran today, three times. First time, I was going south in Mare Island Strait while it was going north. Then it passed me in the western part of San Pablo Bay, Third time it was exiting Point Potrero Reach while I was entering. Last I saw the craft it was heading in the direction of central San Francisco Bay. The boat was making at least three times my 6.3 knots.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Kvichak Marine Industries recently constructed and delivered the M/V John A.B. Dillard, Jr., a Debris Removal Vessel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco Bay District. The USACE San Francisco Bay District has a unique mix of duties, including keeping the navigation and shipping lanes of the greater San Francisco Bay region and its lower tributaries free of floating debris deemed as hazardous to marine vessels

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks, Craig! Saw no debris, and doubt the vessel spent little if any time picking up debris today. Regardless, at least some of the crew was friendly (took a picture of us, waved at us). And, the boat's wake was mild!
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How did your Richmond run go today, Mark? Is the Coot on the hard?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Could have been a search pattern for reported debris???

No idea but it sounds better than running laps at our expense
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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How did your Richmond run go today, Mark? Is the Coot on the hard?
Largely uneventful. Lot's of spray from the chop (the Coot is a wet boat), facing the wind with tidal current pushing us into it. Quite cool air temperatures, and lots of cloud cover during the morning. Engine time was exactly three hours.

Left the Coot tied to one of KKMI's floating docks. Rest assured, it will be on the hard for at least an inspection, as ordered. (And probably more for unseen/unknown repair and maintenance.) Most work will be engine and paint maintenance.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
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Largely uneventful. Lot's of spray from the chop (the Coot is a wet boat), facing the wind with tidal current pushing us into it. Quite cool air temperatures, and lots of cloud cover during the morning. Engine time was exactly three hours.

Left the Coot tied to one of KKMI's floating docks. Rest assured, it will be on the hard for at least an inspection, as ordered. (And probably more for unseen/unknown repair and maintenance.) Most work will be engine and paint maintenance.
Mark, look at under your gunnels where the stainless steel handrails welded to the gunnel,
Try putting air vents in your control panel where your electronics are kept. I put two small vents which allow slight cooling. But remember I'm in the tropics all the time

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Mark, look at under your gunnels where the stainless steel handrails welded to the gunnel ...
Thanks. Already identified. Seems to be a common issue of Coots. Hull #5 had that problem also.
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