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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2012, 17:03:01 »
HI OLSCUZBUT ; I have not talked to for awhile now. I guess it will be March or April be for I get a chance to get up there . I will bring TUGS when I come .    PUFFIN

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2012, 18:32:30 »
Great job! It's looking very impressive.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #122 on: October 15, 2012, 13:31:19 »
Superb job there sir cool
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2013, 20:28:33 »
Got enough water added to the pond to be able to launch boats from the dock.  Was able to try out the modifications to my barge .  Works great with a fill pump and a drain pump.  Still not enough ballast tank to get a log dump.  Found out that a seam in one tank had split, and I pumped a lot of water into the bilge.  Figured something was wrong when I pumped out the tanks and the barge still had a fair lean to it.  Tow winch on my Smit Ned. worked great even hauling in the loaded barge under tow.  Heading down for BAMM's  BBQ sail on Sunday.  Hope to meet some of you there.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #124 on: May 03, 2013, 21:21:05 »
 looks very nice   you have made a grand job  cool 

''look forward to seeing some photo's from the bamm event'' :) ;)

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #125 on: May 03, 2013, 22:02:49 »
Looking really great . Maybe if you had a few more logs on it ,and higher it would decrease the stability . With two wide  on the lower part of the deck the tips of the logs  will add floatation .   puffin

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2013, 05:32:14 »
Good point Glen.  Maybe today I will try loading the deck logs flush to the side of the barge and the second layer overhanging by two wide.  With the existing load, there is not much freeboard left to go much higher with more logs.  As Ron told me, there is lots of trial and error.   :)

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #127 on: May 10, 2013, 09:13:59 »
Looks awesome!
I have the old RivTow logo decals for the cranes if you need them.
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #128 on: May 10, 2013, 20:25:33 »
Thanks Mike for the offer of the Rivtow decals.  Since it was owned by Smit the first time I saw it and had the Smit decals on the cranes, also I tow it with my Smit Nederland, I have gone with the smit ownership.  It was still called Rivtow Hercules at that time, but thanks again.

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