Author Topic: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum (Now in new Board ! Tugmaster)  (Read 5144 times)

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pops

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If I ever get a towboat done this self powered spud barge will be pushed by it. Till then, I have something to enjoy in the water.




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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 15:09:29 »
pops
  welcome to the gang!!!!!
   the barge is looking great, did your digi cam ever work again?
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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 15:35:08 »
Thanks bigford.  How is your setup doing?

No, my camera never fully recovered. It will take a photo, but won't zoom, or go to macro focus along with several other items that no longer work. I saved the 2gig memory stick but am thinking of now giving it a fitting burial at sea.....well...er....pond.

I have since replaced the dead Casio with a new Cannon. Note to self: Keep it in the pants pocket instead of the shirt pocket.   :'(


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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 17:05:20 »
most of my hull is planked, i need to set the motors first
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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 17:57:07 »
Hey Pops:

That's one fine looking rig!!!

First Class Work!!
MIKE

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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 21:39:36 »

Hi Pops,

That barge is first rate, and looks big, or is that just a small pusher in the foreground.
Don't commit the camera to Davy's locker, instead fit into one of your boats and snap some 'out at sea' photos.

Cheers - Ken
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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 02:11:48 »
That barge is real nice looking. Me and Hannah will be building a couple of barges soon and we were looking for some inspiration...........Found it now.

Mark
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Re: Not a tug, but it is the best fit I could find in the forum
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 07:33:27 »
Welcome aboard Pops !

Fantastic looking barge !

We perhaps need a section for "Barges & other Non-tug Vessels of Interest"

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Tugmaster
Ok, so I like a drop !

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There you go !

A whole new board dedicated to barges, car ferries, towable vessels, interesting craft and any other Non-tug vessel.

Cheers

TugMaster
Ok, so I like a drop !

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Thanks for the well wishes and the added forum. I still need to automate the spuds to raise and lower. It also needs to be weathered to give it the "work barge" look. This barge is designed for a bigger crane. That will come in few more months. It is 1:48th scale 190'x72'x14' equalling ~45"x17"x3.5". The tug was some smaller scale (unknown)

Must work to add to the new forum.   ;)

Thanks again.

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Duh my brain hurts.....There was me thinking a spud barge was built for carrying potatoes!!!!! ??? ???
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I spent the day building a winch that would lift all four spuds at one time. Now I'll be able to lower the spuds into the river (pond) bottom anchoring the barge in one position without the current taking it away.

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Today I tested the spuds on a pretty windy afternoon. The spuds worked good except for the one that worked well in the shop, but tended to stick at the lake. Held pretty good with three of them in the sand.






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Hi Pops,

She looks really great in your latest photos.
Nice location there, she looks real with the trees in the background.

Cheers - Ken
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get that barge dirty will ya man :o
 she really looks the part  in the pic with the trees
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