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Old 07-16-2018, 11:06 AM   #5841
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Further research - Georator claims 90+% efficiency for their common shaft units. Other solid state unit manufacterers claim 98% efficiency. It apprears that the USN units I was referring to ran in the range of 75-82% efficient.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:36 AM   #5842
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Lots of good info here on "converting" a boat from EU to NA power. I recently managed same on a large vessel. We used solid sate. The decision driven mainly by available service and support in the boat's operating region. We left ALL machinery EU. Added NA circuits throughout, other than engine room, for new gear coming aboard as well as personal plug in devices.

We were pleasantly surprised to find out how many DC devices accept a wide range of voltages. And how many AC devices, especially electronics are dual EU and NA.

Do watch our for power requirements. As mentioned above, watch you wire sizes.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:12 PM   #5843
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1950s oil field support boat converted to liveaboard. The owner has a family member that owns a small shipyard - bottom, electrical, engines have all been redone. Powered by a pair of 4-53s.

The owner has done all of the interior fitting out and renovation as well asthe topside paint on his own.

The boat spends a couple of months a year anchored in the Biloxi Marsh as a duck hunting and fishing mother ship, the rest of the time as shown.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:04 PM   #5844
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1950s oil field support boat converted to liveaboard.

Thatís really nice looking. Owner did a great job. So itís basically a self propelled barge? Was it for accommodations or a shop/maintenance vessel?
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:51 AM   #5845
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Self propelled barge is a fair summary, I think. I don't know the specifics for this boat as to prior use. As I understand it, these boats had myriad uses. Accommodation for work over crews, mobile shops, etc. There's probably somebody reading this that has a better handle on specific applications.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:50 AM   #5846
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Extreme Beauty

Found this most beautiful boat ever on FB posted by a man from Australia. Not everyone will agree but I post as there are some that will need to see this as I have.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:03 AM   #5847
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Found this most beautiful boat ever on FB posted by a man from Australia. Not everyone will agree but I post as there are some that will need to see this as I have.
Dang, those are some beautiful lines for sure

Boats are a lot like faces in that they all contain the same basic design elements, but some are put together in a more pleasing way
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:29 AM   #5848
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Found this most beautiful boat ever on FB posted by a man from Australia. Not everyone will agree but I post as there are some that will need to see this as I have.
I do believe that is one of two boats the owners, on here, personally did a major rebuild.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:41 AM   #5849
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but what is this one?
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1950s oil field support boat converted to liveaboard. The owner has a family member that owns a small shipyard - bottom, electrical, engines have all been redone. Powered by a pair of 4-53s.

The owner has done all of the interior fitting out and renovation as well asthe topside paint on his own.

The boat spends a couple of months a year anchored in the Biloxi Marsh as a duck hunting and fishing mother ship, the rest of the time as shown.
Just a guess; large galley, lots of berthing space, reasonable amount of area for meals.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:57 AM   #5851
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Found this most beautiful boat ever on FB posted by a man from Australia. Not everyone will agree but I post as there are some that will need to see this as I have.



That looks like one of Michael (Mik) Storer's designs for river cruising on skinny money.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:04 PM   #5852
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Here's another oil field support boat conversion. Used to be kept in Bay St.Louis,MS; haven't seen it there in a while. Same idea as the prior, but an 82' with a 26' beam. The forward, deck level house (behind the forward door and the plate glass window) is a full width upscale bar & lounge.

Chatted with the owner - limited use as a coastal with friends/family. Mostly used as mother ship in the Biloxi Marsh for hunting and fishing expeditions. The owner knows how to handle her - saw him park it like a Prius a couple of times with significant crosswind.

Found this on line: M/V Zoric Too Custom steel coastal cruiser Length 82', Beam 26' Draft 4.5'. email:Louis@lmfjr.com
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:18 AM   #5853
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What the heck is this?

Spotted by my husband, Dan, in very shallow (3-5 ft) water off of Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg this morning. He took the photos. He thinks the pontoon boat rafted up to her is about 18 feet.

Dan wondered if she was aground.

What is it?
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:25 AM   #5854
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Spotted by my husband, Dan, in very shallow (3-5 ft) water off of Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg this morning. He took the photos. He thinks the pontoon boat rafted up to her is about 18 feet.

Dan wondered if she was aground.

What is it?
Either aground or out of trim [balance] with too much weight on port side. May have sprung a leak and come to shallow water so once on bottom no further emersion would occur before reparative actions take place???

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Spotted by my husband, Dan, in very shallow (3-5 ft) water off of Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg this morning. He took the photos. He thinks the pontoon boat rafted up to her is about 18 feet.

Dan wondered if she was aground.

What is it?


Houseboat based on a steel barge. Flat bottom probably about 18Ē draft. Looks like it has four mooring spuds (steel columns that are dropped in the mud to hold it in place). Donít know if they are in use here. He is showing an anchor light and it looks like a mooring ball under his bow.

Itís got a pretty stylish house on it.
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Houseboat based on a steel barge. Flat bottom probably about 18Ē draft. Looks like it has four mooring spuds (steel columns that are dropped in the mud to hold it in place). Donít know if they are in use here. He is showing an anchor light and it looks like a mooring ball under his bow.

Itís got a pretty stylish house on it.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:03 AM   #5857
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Roberts 47 Motorsailor in Composite

One for the motor sailor enthusiasts:

https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...-sailer/220593
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This one was for sale by "offer" with a basic price at 25000Ä ...nobody made offer .
After that she was for sale for the "best offer".
Interesting boat.
But the former fish hold was transformed in cabin ...and burn.
I was very near to made an offer but my wife said NO !!
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This one was for sale by "offer" with a basic price at 25000€ ...nobody made offer .
After that she was for sale for the "best offer".
Interesting boat.
But the former fish hold was transformed in cabin ...and burn.
I was very near to made an offer but my wife said NO !!
What were you thinking?

I'm surprised she didn't smack up-side the head and a cross your nose with a rolled up newspaper, shouting, 'bad dog' and put you outside.
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What were you thinking?

I'm surprised she didn't smack up-side the head and a cross your nose with a rolled up newspaper, shouting, 'bad dog' and put you outside.



She is not so aggressive , she don't hurt me ...just put a gun on my face and said : "try"
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