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C-10

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lower dart ferry
« on: July 09, 2010, 14:06:14 »
 :) :) :) :)
                   Visited the West Country in late May and crossed the River Dart on a flat bottomed barge with 2 hydraulic ramps,
   which was towed by a permanently attached tug.The tugs bow was kept  in the middle of the barge by two ropes
   that were attached to both ends of the barge and then connected to a swivel on the bow, this swivel took all the load
   ahead or astern.
                    The tug went astern to clear the slipway and when clear by approx 20 metres changed direction thro`
   180 degrees  and then went to full ahead to cross the estuary  -  quite a novel method  -  hope the photo`s explain
   all .
                 regards            pompy boy

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Re: lower dart ferry
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 18:07:55 »
Very interesting :) :) :)...and what a cute tug :) :) :)
MIKE

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Re: lower dart ferry
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 23:03:22 »
and a couple of cracking pictures too.. :) :)
Barry