Accession Number : AD0714056

Title :   Lightweight Buoy System Tests. Phase I. Field Testing and Development Center Tests.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Fontneau,P. B.

Report Date : 23 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The feasibility of a small high speed servicing craft for handling an unlighted lightweight buoy and its mooring is demonstrated in this interim report. Modifications to the small boat to be used for buoy servicing, speed, horsepower and propeller selection trails, buoy handling experience and methods and development of buoy handling equipment are described. The existing 120 hp TICWAN with a 16 x 13 in. propeller is used for buoy handling. A technique for setting and retrieving buoys is described. Problems encountered with equipment prompted several suggestions for minor changes. However, use of the TICWAN in its present configuration is recommended for Phase II deployment of additional first generation buoys in the Alabama River. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUOYS, MAINTENANCE), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HANDLING, MAINTENANCE, TEST EQUIPMENT, COAST GUARD, BOATS, MOORING

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE