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Old 26 March 2013, 20:10   #11
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5 pieces? I think Willard did a better job (sturdier & one piece)than Otech on that one. Mine is one solid piece. You've definitely improved on the original. I know that Navy tow some mine sweeping gear with the 7m's and I'd bet they use those cleats for that purpose....so they can't be that weak.

Though I do like your extra 6 inches in beam and 110 hp!!!
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Old 26 March 2013, 20:31   #12
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Willard definitely did a better job. There was no need to extend the stainless beyond the outboard ends of the transom.

Just curiously are you blacking out your hull number to protect the innocent or the guilty?

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Old 26 March 2013, 20:59   #13
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Old 26 March 2013, 22:20   #14
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Just curiously are you blacking out your hull number to protect the innocent or the guilty?
Probably just habit. I black out my license plate too in pics when it's on trailer.
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Old 26 March 2013, 23:25   #15
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I have a zodiac that looks just like NCP's. It's the one I wouldn't sell to JohnDoe so now he's building his own.

The military busted/bent one of the bollard pegs on mine. That's a 1/2" or 5/8" stainless peg. I hate to think how they did it. That was, however, the weak link obviously.

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There was a Willard in Hawaii that sold a while back. Rumor had it that while it was being hoisted aboard its mothership the lifting cable failed and the tag line stayed attached. The boat stayed attached to the ship but got dragged beneath the ship on several occasions.

I have heard several stories that they would hoist from these bollards if they were doing an underway recovery of the 7 meter rather than using the thru transom lifting eyes. It was too difficult to attach the lifting lines while underway.

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There was a Willard in Hawaii that sold a while back. Rumor had it that while it was being hoisted aboard its mothership the lifting cable failed and the tag line stayed attached. The boat stayed attached to the ship but got dragged beneath the ship on several occasions.

I have heard several stories that they would hoist from these bollards if they were doing an underway recovery of the 7 meter rather than using the thru transom lifting eyes. It was too difficult to attach the lifting lines while underway.

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A friend (Naval Academy graduate), has been in one while it capsized. It stayed attached to the sling and got turned sideways. He said he wasn't driving...

Funny, I let him drive mine and he backed into the rocks... Luckily, I had my aluminum prop on. Now, I believe him and know why they don't let officers drive!
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[QUOTE=johndoe007;525175]Soo am getting close here... The USN kept my stainless and although I have pictures and templates off another Otech I decided we could improve upon the design.

I will update as this goes....

I bought the towing bollards off &bay and had then shipped from Australia. They are 316 solid stainless. But they are a little sexier than standard.

Of course the bases were too wide so we cut them down to fit and then welded them onto a reinforcing plate then onto the transom cap.
Yam mekin a bang tidy job of that looey cnt wait t see it when its complete
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Are you by any chance related to Garfish/Willfish?




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