Standard Allowance Of Boats

583-1.3.1 CNO AND PEO CLA (PMS 325) ESTABLISHED BOAT LIST. The allowance of boats for forces afloat is established by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and for shore stations by Program Executive Officer, Carrier, Littoral Warfare, and Auxiliary Ships (PMS (325) (PEO CLA (PMS 325)), according to OPNAVINST 4780.6 series. 583-1.3.2 CHANGES IN BOAT ALLOWANCE. A desired change in the boat allowance of the ship or shore station should be the subject of a letter request (message, in an emergency)...

Test Criteria PASS Payout Time i seconds FAIL Payout Time seconds

Centrifugal Brake Test Formula 583-9.6.4.1 Load Carrying Loose Gear Testing. Any load carrying loose gear procured or manufactured otherwise shall be tested prior to placing in service. Generally, this test is a static test equal to 200 percent Safe Working Load (SWL) of the part in question or 40 percent of the rated breaking strength of the wire rope used. For wire rope, a sample is tested to breaking strength. If any sheave, block or hook assembly is delivered to the ship...

Preservation Procedures

583-10.2.1 CUSTODIAN RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PRESERVATION. It is the responsibility of the custodian activity to comply with procedures for turn-in of boats as outlined in paragraphs 583-1.5.3 and 583-1.5.5 and provisions for preservation as outlined in paragraphs 583-10.2 through 583-10.2.5. Prior to delivery of a boat to a storage facility, the custodian activity shall ensure the following has been accomplished. Upon receipt of a boat (new or used), the storage facility should check the...

Tensioning Device

Pivoted Double Arm Spanwire Davit Figure 583-9-4. Pivoted Link Double Arm Strongback Davit Figure 583-9-4. Pivoted Link Double Arm Strongback Davit Figure 583-9-5. Pivoted Sheath Screw Davit Figure 583-9-5. Pivoted Sheath Screw Davit 583-9.2.13 DAVIT, RADIAL. A mechanical davit consisting of a pair of vertical arms each extending from a pedestal. The boat is moved to the outboard position by partially rotating the arms. The boat falls on this type of davit may be of manila or...

Navigation Lights Requirements Power Driven Vessels Colregsinland Rules

583-6.2.1 NAVIGATION LIGHTS REQUIREMENTS. Navigation lights requirements are 1 Lights must be displayed from sunset to sunrise and during periods of restricted visibility, fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sand storms, or other similar conditions. 2 Working lights must not interfere with another person's ability to identify vessel's navigation lights. b. Colors and Arcs of Visibility 1 Side Light(s). Green to starboard, red to port each arc 112.5 degrees separated side lights must be...

Alterations

583-1.6.1 CHANGES TO AUTHORIZED BOAT CONFIGURATIONS. Boat configuration changes to standard U.S. Navy boats are often necessary for user boat custodians to accomplish assigned tasks in their geographic location. Alterations may affect characteristics such as speed, displacement, cargo capability, passenger capacity, or outfit to support special functions such as diving or salvage. A Boat Alteration Record (NAVSEA 4720 series) is developed and issued by PEO CLA (PMS 325) for specific classes of...

Boat Davit Safety Devices

Boat davit installations are provided with various safety and protective devices. These safety devices are visual, electrical, and mechanical in nature. All safety devices should be functional and operating in accordance with PMS requirements whenever the boat davit is operated. If safety devices are nonfunctional, bypassed, or otherwise unable to protect boat, boat davit and personnel from hazardous situations the boat davit should be tagged OUT OF COMMISSION. Operation of a...

Navsea Drawing 6397272

In some instances, nylon straps or stainless steel wire rope may be installed. Replace with nylon-covered, galvanized steel wire rope as detailed on NAVSEA drawings 803-5001024, 803-6397272, 803-6397273 or 803-6397275. 583-13.10.2.1.2 Hydrostatic Release. The hydro-static release assembly shall be visually checked. Correct tightness of the securing harness (refer to paragraph 583-13.10.2.1.1) shall be ensured. The release assembly shall not be painted. In event the release assembly is painted,...

Wood Boats

All wood members entering into the repair of boats shall be finished smooth on all sides. Uncaulked seams, joints, and faying surfaces shall be fair and in continuous contact when assembled. Caulked seams shall be fair and continuous and watertight when assembled with caulking compound. The outside of the hull shall be fair, free from tool marks, and sanded smooth. Wood members, when assembled in place, shall not be subject to stresses beyond their proportional...

Glass Reinforced Plastic Boats

583-11.5.1 GLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC BOAT HULLS. Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) (also referred to as fiberglass) boat hulls generally require little maintenance other than cosmetic painting, except in cases of severe damage. Maintenance of cathodic protection, if installed, is covered in paragraph 583-11.6.1. 583-11.5.2 GLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC BOAT CONSTRUCTION. The following is a brief description of procedures followed in fabricating GRP boats. The majority of the hulls are fabricated in...

Replacement Of Boats In Service

Estimates of repair costs to boats shall be made by either a SUPSHIP activity or experienced personnel. A boat needing repairs beyond the capability of ship's force or station personnel shall be made the subject of a work request to a repair activity in the availability period. The size, type of boat, and its registry number shall be given. 583-1.10.2 TYPE OR AREA COMMANDER'S FUNDS FOR REPAIR. The repair of boats shall be funded with Type or Area (Support)...

Terms And Descriptions

Boat Davit

The terms utilized in this section are listed and defined in the following paragraphs in alphabetical order. Where applicable, amplifying information is provided to assist personnel engaged in the supervision of operation or maintenance of the boat handling and stowage system. 583-9.2.2 BOAT HOISTING RIGID BAIL. A rigid hoisting fixture fabricated from round bar or pipe, and fitted to the boat for lifting at a single point with a single arm davit. 583-9.2.3 BOAT HOISTING...

Handling And Stowing Boats Aboard Ship General Information

The purpose of this section is to a. Provide and define the accepted terms used in conjunction with boat handling and stowage systems b. Provide guidance concerning preweight test inspections and testing requirements c. Amplify general safety requirements and operational procedures for boat davit and stowage systems d. Provide convenient reference information to personnel to reduce interpretation errors concerning the requirements of boat handling and stowage systems...

Boat Capacity Operating Instructions And Safety Precautions Boat Capacity

583-5.1.1 BOAT REGISTRY AND BOATALT LABEL PLATES. Every boat in the naval service should be fitted with a label plate which provides data concerning its design, manufacture, and maximum capacity. The maxi mum capacity designated on the label includes the boat crew and assumes that all passengers are in the cockpits and are seated. A boat alteration (BOATALT) label plate (Figure 583-1-3) shall be provided according to paragraph 583-1.6.9. Boat Information Books (BIB's) are provided with each...

Preservation Storage And Depreservation Of Boats Ashore Introduction

All stock boats, except LCM's, that are in repairable or issuable condition shall be provided with a shelter. It is imperative that there be no delay in affording shelter to repaired and repairable boats, to new boats received for stock, to boats awaiting shipment, or boats being held for ships. Boat shelters shall be of a design approved by PEO CLA (PMS 325). 583-10.1.2 REPAIRABLE OR ISSUABLE STOCK BOATS. All repairable or issuable stock boats, their equipment, and...

Anode faces shall not be coated or covered in any manner except for masking while painting adjacent surface or as noted

All anodes shall be installed directly on the hull, over the hull coating, and attached with aluminum studs welded to the hull and CRES locknuts. To eliminate binding between the nuts and studs, use an acceptable antiseize compound (a compound consisting of equal parts by weight of petrolatum and zinc dust of 200 mesh fineness may be used). b. Where thickness of the hull is not considered adequate to support the attaching studs and anodes, a double plate should be coated with the same paint...

Saturated Buoyancy Foam Repair Method

The purpose of this paragraph is to address the repair methodology for boats containing water saturated buoyancy foam. The following topics will be discussed b. The problem with saturated buoyancy foam c. Tips for prevention of buoyancy foam saturation d. Detection of saturated buoyancy foam e. Removal and repair of saturated buoyancy foam. 583-12.6.4.2 Purpose of Buoyancy Foam. Buoyancy refers to hydrostatic forces acting on a floating body. An object which floats is...

Caution

The nature of aluminum hull boats merits special attention for mooring location, particularly next to steel ships, buoys, and piers. Under these conditions, it is essential that non-conducting mooring lines be used, as well as insulating camel sections, to prevent electrical contact of the aluminum hull with a steel structure, since this could result in galvanic corrosion of the aluminum hull. 583-11.3.10.1 Mooring. Since aluminum is more electrochemically active than other materials of...

Weld Repair

Repair work, including all welding and inspection criteria, does not warrant going beyond the requirements of the original building specifications. Repairs to structure in areas noted below should be accomplished according to original fabrication documents. Repair of welds shall be subject to all specification requirements that applied to original welds and shall be subject to the same inspection requirements. Inspection shall be limited to area of repair and shall not...

Stowage And Handling

Inflatable life raft stowages should be located to permit ready manual overboard launching into the water without hitting obstructions to be clear of overhead obstructions to avoid adverse effects of gun, missile and jet blasts and heavy seas and to interfere as little as possible with normal shipboard activity. They shall be located, longitudinally, where they will provide the maximum practical distribution of life-saving facilities. The perferred orientation of the life...

General

The allowance of equipment furnished with each boat, and that required to be requisitioned to operate and maintain each boat, is set forth in the following publications b. Allowance Equipage List AEL . 583-2.1.2 BOAT ALLOWANCE LIST BAL . The BAL details all the applicable plans used for constructing the boat, identifies all equipment installed, cites the applicable technical manuals, and lists spare and repair parts required. 583-2.1.3 ALLOWANCE EQUIPAGE LIST...

Navy Raymond Quick Release Hook

Pennant Wire For Lifeboat

Welding repair to the surface of Navy standard Raymond release hooks is not permitted unless approved by NAVSEA and only in extreme emergency. 583-9.2.23.2 Installation and Testing. After final machining and installation, bare hook area shall be protected against corrosion by painting with an inorganic zinc paint system selected from NSTM Chapter 631 Volume 2, Preservation of Ships in Service - Surface Preparation and Painting . Final topcoat shall be white per FED Spec TT-E-489 or TT-E-490 to...

Glass Reinforced Plastic Grp Boats

Several instruction manuals are available covering plastic repairs. These include separate guides for minor and extensive repairs. The Boat Information Book BIB for each boat includes general information similar to that in the instruction manuals. 583-12.6.1.1 Vinylester Resin. Until the eighties, all U.S. Navy fiberglass craft were constructed of glass reinforced plastic GRP , a laminate made up of a matrix of glass rovings and polyester resin. The craft have...

Note

If field repairs are being made and no crayons are available, a small stick of pine may be used. The stick is touched to the metal and when it just begins to char, the metal is hot enough. This method is not suggested where more accurate means are available. 583-11.3.2.4.1 Forming Annealed Alloys. Forming 5086 and 5456 alloys at temperatures in the range of 150 to 400 F may lower resistance to corrosion and stress corrosion, particularly if the stock is being held at these temperatures for...