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    Great Lakes style general freighter SOLD
    by Ron ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Great Lakes style general freighter SOLD
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Put a new receiver and speed control in the ship yesterday. It is now ready for the pond later this week. Too hot today, felt like 40 with the humidity.
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    5 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Quick question. Was she scratch built or a kit?
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    5 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Don't worry about it Ron, there'd be water on deck with the slightest movement.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    3โ€ eh? That on a model is.....?
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    6 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Doug, A drying out berth was one where you went in on the high water, then when the tide went out you were high and dry. When they loaded you, you couldn't really judge if too much cargo was being put in. Some methods were very roughly measured So, quite often we would have to trim the barge when she floated to get her on an even keel and often she was a bit overloaded. This happened with bulk cargoes, such as sand, ballast, fertilizers etc. Actually, even just loaded to the iron band, as soon as there were anything in the way of waves, we'd have water on the decks amidships.

    Cheers, Nerys.
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Three inches!?๐Ÿ˜ฎ "The Narrow Margin ..." Nerys!!
    (Borrowed from the excellent book of The Battle of Britain๐Ÿ˜‰)
    BTW: drying out berth ?
    "Oh! What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
    Put him in a drying out berth 'til he's sober
    Earlyyy in the morning" ๐Ÿ˜
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    6 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug, Mr Plimsoll wasn't even mentioned when it came to the smaller river barges. Right at the top of the barge's side, there was a three inch iron band. We were expected to keep that just clear of the water when loaded. Very difficult if you were loading on a drying out berth as we often were. So many a time I've come up Swin or down the London River with water on deck. Don't forget, we were paid by the freight, more cargo, more money. Bigger motor barges, going further afield held a load line certificate which gave them a bit of freeboard. but curiously enough, sailing barges could go any where with just the three inch iron band showing.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    6 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Very nice, looking forward to her maiden.
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That was rather my impression as well Nerys๐Ÿ‘
    Not wishing to detract from the excellence of the build -
    The containers, although beautifully made๐Ÿ‘, look slightly out of place on that type of ship, and the handling crane is missing.๐Ÿค”
    Apropos ballasting Nerys; I guess if any one of us has a good 'line' on dear old Sam it's you as a veteran sailing barge Cap'n๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    6 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Why worry about containers, with those hatches she looks more like a general or even bulk carrier. Don't forget, if you want her to look as if she is loaded rather than empty, you'll have to make her float lower in the water. Samuel Plimsoll and all that.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I doubt it will be top heavy, those containers have sections cut out and removed making them very light. I had run the boat last year without the containers but felt it needed something else and these were available. Might not be entirely authentic but its ballast is good.
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    6 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If she turns out to be top heavy remove the containers and make her a tanker. Nice build though. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nice looking boat Ron.
    Rick
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    6 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice looking ship and very well finished, good clean lines. I like the fancy 'container' Look forward to seeing her afloat.

    Cheers, Nerys
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