I didn't make it!
I have tried to increase the officer/crew limits via the rts_cfg.h file but to no avail. It does work in multi-player mode. In any event i have changed the value of the crew/officers needed to build a ship in the romulan race so i dont run out of centurions. Just wanted to pass along the tip. With the unablility to save multi-player games is really disappointing.