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Old 11-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #2641
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As long as you think the rudder is big enough I think what you've got if fine .. and perhaps a tad bit more efficient.

Gabe n Em,
That's a houseboat.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:18 PM   #2642
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Holy cow! Can't say much for the tankage, battery power and charger/inverter capacities for that size ship, but it's a dream boat. Hull done by Osprey too! How about that engine room. Ever seen a cleaner 671?
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:28 PM   #2643
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The houseboat/gentleman's yacht is a real princess.
Yes the DD is as they all should be .. taken care of.
At 3NM/gal she's only burning double what Willy burns. Draft is only 6" more.

I wonder about the sheathing w 1/4" plywood. I would'nt call that cold moulding. Nice buzz word though. Presumably the sheathing was put on to stop leaking. If the planking was OK why not just caulk the seams real good. Probably was some good thinking behiend it though. Perhaps that's what they do these days. Would'nt be a substitute for re-fastening though. And speaking of re-fastening how would one do that when the time came w all that plywood on there?

Wonderful boat and I especially like the wheelhouse.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:03 PM   #2644
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I posted photos of this wood boat awhile back. A couple of people wanted to know what the boat had been originally. Last week when we were having our boat hauled again I remembered to ask the yard manager. It was a sub chaser that had been purchased for conversion into a yacht. The boat was repowered with a pair of V-12 engines but I don't know what kind.

The owner passed away recently and the boat is now for sale. It has had a lot of work done on its hull and systems. I was told the interior is currently gutted as this was to be the next step in the conversion to a yacht.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:22 PM   #2645
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Looks a whole lot more like a yacht than a subchaser. I suspect she's already been converted once. Looks like a whale watcher or similar.
Suspect 12cyl DD engines.

My dad had a boat w a 500hp straight eight DD but it was a 268A. That was 268 cu in per cyl and a 12cyl of that disp per cyl would be way way too big even for that boat. Not to mention two of them.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:25 AM   #2646
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Greetings, if this photo comes through, it will be of a similar hull as the sub chaster. This too was a sub chaser converted to tug boat. It is maintained to yachat standards as are all of the Boyer fleet. What I knew of her she was powered with twin v-12 Jimmies, but not positive as that was years ago under charter to Standard Oil Co serving logging camps and outlying town bulk stations with oil barge.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:32 AM   #2647
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I posted photos of this wood boat awhile back. A couple of people wanted to know what the boat had been originally. Last week when we were having our boat hauled again I remembered to ask the yard manager. It was a sub chaser that had been purchased for conversion into a yacht. The boat was repowered with a pair of V-12 engines but I don't know what kind.

The owner passed away recently and the boat is now for sale. It has had a lot of work done on its hull and systems. I was told the interior is currently gutted as this was to be the next step in the conversion to a yacht.

Cairdeas already was a yacht. http://www.splinterfleet.org/sfafloat.php

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Old 11-09-2015, 02:35 AM   #2648
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Cairdeas already was a yacht. Splinter Fleet - Subchaser Hulls Still Afloat

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Read most in your link; thanks for posting. Maybe I missed it - but, what was average loa for these stately craft?
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:08 AM   #2649
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Right. The vessel has been in our harbor for a number of years now. The exterior conversion had already been carried out when she first appeared. For years she was in and out of the yard but when in the water was moored nearby. She's back in the water again now.

Over the years she's been here she had her transom and hull some feet forward of it completely rebuilt and other exterior work done. There would be a burst of activity and then the boat would just sit in the water for many months, then another burst of activity, and so on.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:06 AM   #2650
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:59 AM   #2651
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:32 AM   #2652
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I nearly traveled across the English channel on one, but I pulled into the loading bay a couple of minutes too late only to see it depart into the distance; the noise was something else.

Went on the ferry instead.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:10 AM   #2654
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We filmed the Channel hovercrafts arriving and departing their big ramp at Dover a number of years ago. It was an impressive sight and a very noisy operation. They didn't seem very efficient and they probably wouldn't be with today's fuel prices. But they seemed to fill the need pretty effctively at the time.

We also filmed these operating out of the LHA USS Peleliu, one of the Navy's amphibious assault carriers. They were carried inside the ship and driven out of the open stern when the ship flooded aft to put the end of the lower deck underwater. The Peleliu has since been decommissioned and I don't know if the Marines still use the LCACs.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:48 AM   #2655
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Thanks .. good read,
Saw Air Snipe every time we went to Ketchikan when we lived in Thorne Bay.
As to length OA I recall they were 136'.
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No, with your name you should see that it is a hoverbarge. It can only lift itself up, no propulsion. With the vertol in the pic, they were doing a test. Never used a heliocopter to do any hauling that I remember. The cement tanks onboard were empty. I helped tow it around for a month or so one winter, late 70's I think.
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No, with your name you should see that it is a hoverbarge. It can only lift itself up, no propulsion. With the vertol in the pic, they were doing a test. Never used a heliocopter to do any hauling that I remember. The cement tanks onboard were empty. I helped tow it around for a month or so one winter, late 70's I think.
Wow! Now that's something , towed around with a chopper.

Only an oil exploration company could afford the bills....
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Here is a not too good, pic of a pic. It shows the barge being towed by Rolligons in tandem. Barge could handle load in excess of 100 ton. I worked for the company with the Rolligons. We were hired to tow barge, which was moving a drill rig and equipment off of a 500 million dollar dry hole called Mukluk Island in 1982. Round the clock for 3 weeks, sleep and eat when loading or unloading or broke down. $$$. History of this barge, if my memory is still good, is that it started out in NY Harbor, dismantled and moved to Canada, made it to Hay River, down the Mckenzie, and then to Prudhoe Bay. It was put back together and used in Prudhoe. I don't think it got much work. Before it could go to work on the ice, in moving the Mukluk rig, the Coast Guard had to fly to prudhoe to sign off that it was seaworthy. I also think the barge operator had to be Coast Guard licensed. Us grunts towing it were not licensed, may be a slip up by the feds..those were the days!Click image for larger version

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