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    Dutch Towing Barge
    by Paul33 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Leading Seaman)
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    7 days ago
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    This is probably my favourite 3D printed boat. Files are from Thingiverse and by "Tinkerman".As the inside of the hull is very shallow, I was unable to install a conventional drive. After much deliberation I decided to use a bow thruster. I purchased the smallest I could get (12mm) and hung it underneath, it works really well.
    The original barge nowadays acts as a tourist attraction and has been somewhat adapted to be used to show people around the canals, the old city of Coevorden and former peat grounds of the Northern provinces of The Netherlands. Originally it was an almost empty hull (see original pictures) that was filled up with cargo, mostly peat, and that had some benches to transport people as well. Extract from Tinkermans write up. See photo's of original.


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    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Paul,
    I like the Bow-thruster idea, is it steerable ?

    Martin555.
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    6 days ago by Paul33 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin,
    the bow thruster is static and steered by the rudder. The problem with a moving bow thruster for me would be waterproofing. Thanks for the comment.

    Cheers PaulπŸ‘
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    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    If you set it up as an outer tube glued to the hull and the top of the tube above water level.

    An inner tube with the motor and shaft on the inside of the outer tube, then as long as both tube tops are above the water level it should be ok.

    If you like i can draw something out for you if it will help.

    Martin555.
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    2 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I do like both your Dutch Towing Barges. A most unusual subject but very appealing. The fact that they are 3D printed says a lot for the way forward in our hobby.

    Nerys
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    1 day ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    All very clever.πŸ‘
    I just hope that it doesn't completely supersede all other building techniques though Nerys.
    So many skills which might disappear for ever☹️
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