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mike_victoriabc

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 08:55:31 »
Does that still come into Ladysmith to dump? Saw one there awhile ago.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011, 15:52:33 »
I don't really know.  It was a year ago when I saw it dumping in Ladysmith, but it still belonged to Smit then.  Haven't heard any other reports on it other than it had been sold to Seaspan.  I see that Capt. Bob has the new Seaspan colours, but don't know about the Hercules.  May have to do as best I can from existing pics on the web.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2011, 16:07:40 »
Last time I saw the Hercules, it was at Seaspan, still with the RivTow green & white colours on the cranes.

It has been renamed 'Hercules III'

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?shipid=800204&lang=e
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2011, 16:11:20 »
Could you not call their dispatch office and see where it might be, perhaps someone there could take some photos for you? Mike - know anyone that might do that?

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 22:59:53 »
I am pretty sure I saw the Hercules up on the dry dock near the foot of Lonsdale in North Van today at 4:00 PM.  Unfortunately I couldn't stop as I was merely a passenger.  It was really coming down anyway.  You should be able to get some good shots just from street level.  They may even let you get closer if you ask nicely. I won't be back that way anytime soon so sorry no pictures.  Bit of a drive for you eh?

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 06:33:38 »
Thanks guys for the info,
I tried contacting Seaspan when they took over posesion, but got no response.  Maybe I will have to "suggest" a shopping trip for the wife down to the coast. Lonsdale key is a good place to eat.  Right???  LOL
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 09:48:37 »
Perhaps one of the tug guys on here knows a contact that could take a few photos for you. I received a bunch from Ray of the Nanuq that a fellow close to it took - helped show the detail stuff.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2011, 08:41:14 »
She's up in Vancouver Drydock...so I hear.
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2011, 13:48:17 »
Thanks Suds.  As mentioned, a shopping trip for the wife has just got to be in order!

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2011, 15:19:56 »
I'm sure you've seen this before:

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2011, 17:06:41 »
Thanks Mike.  No I hadn't seen that pic before.  Is that Ron Burchett's?  I talked to him and got some tips from him about tipping balast.
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2011, 17:10:20 »
You might notice that is Woodbutcher there with the radio setting the net with the gill-netter Eva.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2011, 17:31:56 »
That is Ron's logbarge. Quite the unit :) :)

The model tug looks to be the 'Lawrence L', with some boomsticks.

Then there's Al with the gillnetter.
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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2011, 18:57:02 »
Got out on the water for sea trails today so I was able to take a shot of the Hercules III at Vancouver Drydock.

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Re: Logging barge build
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2011, 18:57:39 »
Just another update.  Started puting on the upper deck and building the balast tank for tipping.  Not sure if I can take on enough water to get it to tip far enough, but lots of room to add more tank if necessary.  Soon to build the bulkeads.