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Brixham harbour
« on: August 12, 2007, 10:09:53 am »

Hi all,

Went down to Brixham harbour yesterday see a relation and saw this moored up, anyone got an idea what it is?

Russ
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 12:02:19 pm »

Russ

Looks like some sort of stabilised platform. Is the black machinery a pump of some sort? The whole thing looks very clean for a pumping unit, but who knows?

Lucky you in Devon

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 03:59:49 pm »

Hi Doug,

The black thing is actually a Hiab crane? Does that help?

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 04:43:30 pm »

Am I missing something or has it only got two legs ? Maybe a hopper platform  ;D ;D

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 04:53:27 pm »

Thats what i thought?  I was wondering if it had two legs just for stabilisation but it was only equipped with a crane.
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007, 05:53:45 pm »

With two only legs and a crane it could some sort of temporary dock - the legless end moored to the bank or a barge. Is the boat alongside part of the setup, if so what does the lettering say? is it a company name or just the name of the boat?

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2007, 05:57:11 pm »

Doug, the name on the boat was SOILIDARITY which i think was the name of the boat not the company.

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2007, 10:29:55 pm »

Any sight of Drumbeat of Devon while you were down there?
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 07:14:05 am »

Yes she was there sitting proud as always!
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 08:06:04 am »

Just tried blowing it up (not literally !) and none the wiser. It is railed on three sides and a nice rubbing bar on the front so whatever happens must happen there, but then you have the Hiab stuck right in the middle. ??? Fancy another trip to the seaside, Russ & see if you can find somebody to put us out of our misery  ;D ;D

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 10:14:09 am »

 I know Mike it is bugging me now!

I have a relation that lives in the harbour, i will give her a ring and see if she knows anybody that might know.

Russ
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 10:15:56 am »

I go down to Brixham 2 or 3 times a month and i have never seen that boat moored up next to the platform so i suspect the two come as a package?
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 11:36:39 am »

Yes she was there sitting proud as always!

Unfortunately, not there when I went last. Have to find an excuse to pop out from my nephew's wedding next month  ::)

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2007, 08:29:22 pm »


You could take the picture and ask aound the dock, maybe.   ;D

Does it look as if it could be dragged by the red boat ?



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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2007, 08:48:18 pm »

It does seem that way but i cant understand why it only as two legs?

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2007, 09:01:17 pm »


Perhaps it could be like a car trailer.  Put down the two legs and hold the platform and boat together.  'Parked up',  as it were.

Only a guess, you understand.

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2007, 10:30:51 pm »

Yes she was there sitting proud as always!

Any chance you could snap a few pics and post them here next time your down the harbour?

 Cheers!
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2007, 06:53:49 am »

Yes of course i can, it usually as a bit net draped over it though to stop the seagulls doing what they do best! ;D
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2007, 08:06:56 am »

Any update on the mystery yet  ??? ???

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2007, 09:39:35 am »

Nothing Mike,

I am back down there in 3 weeks time, it probably wont be there but i know of a few people who work in the harbour who i can ask.

Hang on in there!
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2007, 12:01:24 pm »

Nothing Mike,

I am back down there in 3 weeks time, it probably wont be there but i know of a few people who work in the harbour who i can ask.

Hang on in there!

Waiting with the proverbial baited breath !  ;D :o

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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 01:47:45 pm »

I live in Brixham and am doing the Bismarck and Snowberry, so I read this page sometimes.
What do you need pictures of?
Always need an excuse to go to the Hole in the Wall for a pint, which a stones throw from the harbour.
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 05:40:16 pm »

It looks like a work platform, to me. The legs are called spuds and are used to locate and stabilise the platform in position. They are used most commonly on dredgers. but all so on work platforms when cranes and piling vibrators are in use.
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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2007, 07:08:49 am »

I live in Brixham and am doing the Bismarck and Snowberry, so I read this page sometimes.
What do you need pictures of?
Always need an excuse to go to the Hole in the Wall for a pint, which a stones throw from the harbour.
regards
robert

Hi Rob,

I am going back down tomorrow perhaps we could meet up for a pint,  i live in Newcastle-under-lyme but we are thinking of moving down there in a couple of years.....
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Re: Brixham harbour
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2007, 02:59:44 pm »

Hi all,
As the legs are fitted to the crane end, perhaps they are just to stop the work platform crane end from submerging when it is lifting what ever it lifts.

Bob
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