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offshore1987

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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2008, 12:51:43 AM »


Thank you :) Length: 1200 mm
Width: 350 mm
Scale: 1:25
Total displacement: 18000 g

she looked big and she is :) looks great dos that

 all the best
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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2008, 03:55:42 AM »

O0

Great Tug..Great Barge..Great Rolling Stock but that must be the biggest "Stars & Stripes" in the world!

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Thanks. I agree, the Yanks do have a penchant for large pennants don't they?

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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2008, 08:07:56 AM »

Hi steve, has no one got any pics of the barge pull from years ago

Andy
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  Anybody remember the photos of the  Dutch club that had dozens of tugs pull/push a giant full-size barge ?
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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2008, 09:52:29 AM »

e port done that with 8 tugs 150 yards loaded narrowboat will try and get pics
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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2008, 10:34:02 AM »

Yes I remember that Steve but I was remembering something on the Continent with dozens of model tugs and a massive barge , might have had a crane on it too. :-\
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2008, 05:07:10 AM »

British Columbia, Fraser River tug and tow. Modified 'Banckert' Billings tug.
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2008, 02:40:26 PM »

Here's a good knotched deck barge for tugs.
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2008, 02:45:34 PM »

Here's drawings for anyone who would like to build one.
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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2008, 03:14:24 PM »

Thanks Joe, that`ll be handy.  What protection is there between the tug`s bow and the notch or is it better to be metal to metal ?
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2008, 04:19:41 PM »

Here's a link to some video of my mate's Severn class lifeboat pulling a 13' Dory with him in it.

http://www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk/severntowing.htm
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2008, 04:27:58 PM »

Thanks Joe, that`ll be handy.  What protection is there between the tug`s bow and the notch or is it better to be metal to metal ?

Usually the tugs have rubber fenders that absorb the friction between boat and barge. Here's a couple of knotch photos.
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2008, 09:16:46 AM »

Thanks Joe . Interesting details.
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2008, 07:40:02 AM »

Hi Joe ,just a quickei q about the barge ,
The fixed rudders either side of the notch are off set , is there a reason for this ? .
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Re: Have we ever had a real "things you tow thread?"
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2008, 12:13:13 PM »

Two of mine


Stavros
Nice Northsider in the background!
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2008, 05:56:21 PM »

something we found in the dock
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2008, 06:48:47 PM »

Something we towed:


From left to right: Smit-LLoyd 114, Smit Hunter, and the Smit-LLoyd 123
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« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2008, 11:28:01 PM »

Here's a link to some video of my mate's Severn class lifeboat pulling a 13' Dory with him in it.

http://www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk/severntowing.htm

don't know why but this link seriously messes up my internet connection I have had a nightmare trying to remove it from my screen  >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2008, 06:32:08 PM »

hi all  not long finished this canadian chip barge  at 5ft  x  2ft beam  its very good to tow  very soilid in the water! 
regards ray
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« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2008, 07:10:48 PM »

Hi Ray, She looks good Mate.
Regards

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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2008, 07:34:35 PM »

Looks good! Your weather is a plus as well!
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2008, 09:19:45 PM »

 hi poll    thanks'  i built the barge so far this year (as something to tow)   realy pleased how i turned out :-)  now back building the springer 
regards ray

hi mike  the pics were taken a few weeks ago  (but the weather was like this at the weekend just gone ) & i was stuck at home doing some jobs  ???  did you go to the show at the weekend???   regards ray
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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2008, 10:11:23 PM »

No travelling this weekend - weather is wet. South island lost power Sunday night right at the dinner hour! Thanksgiving dinner tonight with all the clan!
Springers sanded, ready for some filler.
Interesting book - Primer of Towing  by George Reid - shows all tow hookups for the big guys. Worth a read if anyone comes accross it.
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Re: "Things we tow ...."
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2008, 08:20:14 PM »

Ray111 that really does look good  :-)

Whats the weight of it and the draft?

All the best  :-)
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« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2008, 09:56:58 PM »

hi offshore  i dont know the weight! of me barge  at a guess i would say about 50lbs!!  the draft is about 5inchs   its a hollow bottom which gives more drag ok2  &  dont have to ballast it down  :-))
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« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2008, 10:17:34 PM »

Sounds great :)

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