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Australian push tugs
« on: April 10, 2013, 16:27:02 »
This is "Sunrise" with her dedicated barge "Lucinda" designed and built in Brisbane, launched 1973.
 48ft-orig. power 2x 230 hp R-R 8cyl. engines. later repowered with 2x 3406 cats.
  Barge "Lucinda" 750 ton cap. crane is a North West with Murphy engine.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 02:03:52 »
Thank you for the memories Boatknut. I looked and went into the
picture of your neighborhood tub pusher working away with its
fine barge with crane. . .lots of memories of Alaska for me. I have
changed a lot of oil for 3406 Cats. . .fine engines indeed.

Michael in Anacortes, Washington
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 16:17:21 »
Here's another, "Mina Campbell" a conventional hull, built mid 60's in Bundaberg but came to Brisbane about 1970.Fitted with knees mostly to handle "Lash" barges. later had her own dedicated barge "Argyle" about 800 tons cap. Recently spent a couple years working in N.Z. but now back here working at Gladstone.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 16:20:48 »
A better pic

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 16:23:41 »
sorry bout the double post.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 16:27:24 »
don't really know why I get double posts when I try to add another image. Anyway, Pioneer 38ft. twin Gardner 6LXB engines. Runs with her barge "Jindalee" 600 cu.yds. cap. crane is a NCK 604? I think.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 16:29:58 »
here is "Susam" with barge ?? can't remember its name. Twin V8 detroits

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 16:31:31 »
"Readymix" alongside her barge "Sterling"

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 23:16:49 »
Thank you for more pushers Boatknut. I really like the little "Susan" with her
twin 871s. I've changed enough oil in them while they were working away that
I have the ol'ringing in the ears now. Love the power though.

I have a tugboat heart and try to speak tugboat talk with good seamanship.
I want to thank you for mentioning the "Knees". I didn't know the right name
for the "pusher frame work" of pusher tugs.

Your job sounds cool and again, thank you for sharing your pictures.

Michael
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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 03:42:35 »
Boatknut.

You just gota love the colour of the water. All those big Murray cod stirring things up.

Where would these photos have been taken?? How many of your rivers are navigable and how far up. Been to Euchuka and seen the paddle boats, just great.

Nice to have some Aussie photos, thanks. ;)

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 17:13:00 »
and here's another, the landing barge pusher "Tom Wellsby" with barge "25" this would make a good springer model. She could carry 65-70 tons and the barge about 300, built in the late 1960's.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 18:44:57 »
another pic of SUNRISE with a crane barge

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 19:41:57 »
Good shots there boatknut.
Where were these taken?
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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2013, 19:45:54 »
Hi there, all these at Brisbane on the river and around the port.

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Re: Australian push tugs
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2013, 20:49:11 »
Hi Boatknut.

You live in Brisbane??

You may have seen my profile tug working around Brissy. The Arataki she is now with a blue hull and white upper.

Last time I saw here she was moored up in that BIG flood.

Hayden
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