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    60" (152.4 cm)
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ
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    I salvage this large (5 foot - 152cm) barge from the trash heap from a model boat club (BAEB) that closed. It was used for competition towing contests. From the deck up I completely re-renovated it to represent a coal barge. The "coal" is the "oil dry" granules cemented on a panel of carved foam on a plywood thin plywood base and painted flat black. It is removable so weight (bricks, water bottles, etc.) can be added inside the hull. Total weight is well over 100 pounds -(45kg). The sturdy hull and deck is heavy plywood that has been fiber glassed.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Large Coal Barge
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Alligators: top of the head is usually slightly above the water. I have never seen one bother the model boats.

    Pushing and towing the barge: Many might be surprised on how little "horsepower" it takes to move a heavy object in the water (just like the big guys). Only deterrent is the wind.

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Large Coal Barge
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is going to be fun to push and drag around!
    Barry
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Large Coal Barge
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Lewd, how do you spot alligators when the water is so murky ??
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks really good , I hope you have a powerful boat to tow it ? ๐Ÿ‘



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