Pilot boat at work.......!

Roy  Massicks

Bay of Islands., New Zealand

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’ A Pilot boats working life for me, just as long as I was home for tea !’

Lets just hope my photography is better than my poetry….lol ! I can tell you now, the above didn’t make sense, it was very rarely we were home in time for tea.
This is the ’ Waitemata ’ one of two Pilot boats operated by the Ports of Auckland in New Zealand. She was also my office for the last three and a half years as skipper before I retired from the Company.
A few statistics :
Built 1990.
Aluminium construction, built locally in Auckland from an Australian design.
Propulsion : Two MAN diesel engines coupled to two wave piercing propulsion units give a top speed of 32 knots using 138 ltrs of fuel per hour, now reduced to 28 knots at 109 ltrs an hour approx owing to the cost of fuel.
The hull is part trimiran at the bow and catamaran at the stern. This leaves a large flat area under the hull which creates lift and gives her speed and the lack of wash. The ’ rooster tail ’ effect is caused by the surface piercing units, the tip of the propellors actually break the surface, hence their name.

Photograph taken of the ’ Waitemata ’ after putting the Pilot onto the cruise ship ’ Dawn Princess ’ on the 8th Feb. 2012.

Lumix GH2 at 140mm, 1/800, f/5.8, aso160, mode manual.
From a single RAW image.

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