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tubby tomo

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thames towing barges
« on: May 28, 2008, 08:45:11 PM »

hi   ive just just finished  one of two barges  as i remember them for towing  round the lake
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catengineman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 09:18:09 PM »

Very good Tomo 1,

 have you put budgets on the rear swim ends

The lighters I used to tow around all had one or you will find that they yawl all over the place.

I even had to fit them to the flat top I made for Marchwood lake

R,
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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 10:33:13 PM »

hi all if you look at lower pic you can just see budget the ruler by side of barge is 2ft
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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 10:47:26 PM »

hi another pic of budget
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catengineman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 11:29:56 PM »

Great builds how many will you be making?

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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 07:01:24 AM »

hi I'm not sure i would like to have 6 as you know thats the max a tug could tow on the Thames but ill prob stay at 4 i also have 2 for my pusher tug
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lighterman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 12:21:18 PM »

hope you have built one of unions tugs to tow it? maybe the lectro?

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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 06:30:19 AM »

hi lighterman ill use maybe one knights tugs the kent ive allso made another barg
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lighterman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 04:50:08 PM »

ah the kent! have you ever seen the model Mr Boyd built of the kent?
i have a model of the silver dial to finish off.. been building it for over 6 years now.. praps i should finish it off?

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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2008, 06:35:29 PM »

hi blow the dust off and finish it by the way im looking for some pictures of the sun tug SAURIA any one help O0
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BarryM

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2008, 07:14:50 PM »

A 'Budget' to you, a 'Skeg' to me. Same thing no doubt but can anyone hazard a guess as to where the former term came from?

Barry M
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lighterman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 10:36:00 PM »

wait till you get all the other strange names for bits of a barge.. he's a test. where would you find a huddis on a barge? ;D
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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 10:41:55 PM »

Huddid - how about the 'bitts'?

Barry M
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lighterman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 10:48:52 PM »

close barry.. try the other end, it's the plate that wraps round the after end above the swim. the fore end plate is the huff..
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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2008, 11:09:16 PM »

You live and learn. Any more?
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lighterman

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »

if i can work out how to put text on pictures i will do a "name the parts of a barge" picture.
the picture i posted was of a model barge a small one no more than 80 tons reg. these are referred to as punts. and we built to be rowed with long oars (sweeps or paddles) by one or 2 lightermen. you can see it still done once a year on the Thames in the barge driving race (driving is the name we use for rowing) except that we have teams of up to 6 so speed is the object.

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tubby tomo

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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2008, 07:55:57 PM »

hi Irv got a picture of two men getting ready for that barge race ill try to get picture on here if i can find it
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Re: thames towing barges
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2008, 09:49:18 AM »

Here is some slide copies of the race from a few years ago. A real Waterman`s jamboree.
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