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    Doing a barge for my tugboats
    by Ron ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Commodore)
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    Ron
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    No cheating, it was made from birch plywood. I could not get my nephew to build it at his school welding shop. So, there is a bin of birch plywood off cuts waiting to be used. Wanted to weight naturally without needing to ballast with other material. It did a good bathtub float test.

    Thanks, Doug, be safe, be well.

    Ron
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    RNinMunich
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    Nice one Ron, GREAT rusting๐Ÿ‘
    Or did you cheat? Build it from mild steel and leave outside for a few days๐Ÿ˜
    Super job of a real working boat.
    I'd raise my hat - if it wasn't so cold๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
    Ron
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    I rummaged through some model car kits out in the garage storage bins looking for extra rubber tires, as many of them offer various ways to build the model, so extra tires. I found enough to do the barge and 6 for the tugboat. Being that I am using one hull and switch out the wheelhouse between Loganville, Beamsville and soon Miss Jenna, I can be flexible with tires mounted on the rub rail.

    I am waiting to get some chain for attaching the tires to the tug and for the tow chains on the barge. Marcel sent me a drawing that shows the towing bridles on the Bow and Stern. The stern bridle is removed when not in use, while the front one is left set up. Then he told me about cutting a hole in the bulwark to attach the chain to the bridle. A chain link is welded to the deck, I used a eye screw secured with CA.
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    ToraDog
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    Very nicely done Ron. AND a fitting tribute to Schooner.
    Black Shoe
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    That was a lame comment about the hydraulics...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    Ron
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    Gotta find about 30 tires, 22 go on Beamsville alone.

    No leaks, all seams are fibreglassed and sealed before painting.

    Marcel and I talked earlier this week, he explained how the barge is secured to the tug when working and depending upon the situation from which end it is towed. Some times water will wash over the deck. It is used mostly for inner harbour work, though it is being used for an off coast tow in January.

    I will be interested to see how the model reacts when towing the barge. Currently, when not towing there is a fair bit of rolling which Marcel says is normal as the tug has no keel exposed.
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    Black Shoe
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    No leaks or anything...looks good Ron!
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    Ron
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    Hydraulics are done, Doug.
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    Newby7
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    The barge looks good Ron. You do nice work.
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    SFSG Ron ๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to the black spaghetti๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sad about Schooner but good that you're giving him a suitable memorial๐Ÿ‘
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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