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grace

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barge
« on: April 01, 2014, 11:49:50 »
hi, in the midlands uk there doesnt seem to be much interest in traction tugs so iv bought a barge to drag around with my tugs, its 8ft long and 20" wide and i had nowhere to store it so iv cut it in half and will bolt it together when i want to use it, we will be lauching it tommorow for its first run,finges crossed it wont take any water in  ???



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Re: barge
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 11:54:17 »
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 12:55:06 »
8ft, that's ... sizable !  ;D

How do you intend to ballast it ?
I'm thinking of a 4ft barge which I'd ballast with 12 bottles of water/soda. But I entertain the idea of actually using ballast tanks and pumps. Not sure how to design and built this.

Anyway that's going to be a nice tow. Have fun !  :)

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Re: barge
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 13:11:53 »
8ft, that's ... sizable !  ;D

How do you intend to ballast it ?
I'm thinking of a 4ft barge which I'd ballast with 12 bottles of water/soda. But I entertain the idea of actually using ballast tanks and pumps. Not sure how to design and built this.

Anyway that's going to be a nice tow. Have fun !  :)

iv got a decent stock of the old 56lb cast iron weights so i was thinkin of a few of those  :o

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Re: barge
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 22:34:35 »
That is not going yo be easy to carry around and get in and out of the water.... ???
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Re: barge
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 03:36:58 »
Nice looking barge. She is a biggie. I have suggested in the past that beer and ice make a great cargo. Good luck with the sea trials. Don't forget to post some pics.

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 12:56:31 »
had her in the water today. there was a 15mph wind blowing and it handled just like a full sized barge.one of the prop shaft leaked a little water so will need to pack it with grease but apart from that all was well..it took 4 x 50 lbs weights and 2 x 7 amp lead batteries to ballest it...cant wait to get my tug in the water and drag it around

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Re: barge
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 12:57:50 »
in the water

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Re: barge
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 03:26:00 »
She cuts a fine wake, sir. Very nice.
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Re: barge
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 12:55:46 »
Awesome
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