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Old 11-09-2015, 01:30 PM   #2661
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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!Attachment 46383
That would make a fantastic story for a sci-fi movie; I can see it all happening on Mars.

That must have been an unique experience; I doubt it will ever be repeated , must have been a very creative naval architect .
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:06 PM   #2662
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Although I like the destroyer ..... I can see the Admiral complaining about my asking her to "Hurry" to get the fenders down! Itch, Itch, Itch.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #2663
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Hope this hasn't been posted yet.



"White Pearl," billed as the world's largest sailing yacht. Built in Germany for a Russian billionaire. Carbon fiber masts, at 300 ft, are 80 ft too tall to fit under the Golden Gate, according to Panbo.

Can you say "wretched excess"?

edit: well, damn, I see now photos have been posted; I'm finding the video grotesquely compelling.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:40 PM   #2664
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If you wait long enough everything comes back around again. The lines are not unlike the old Spanish galleons.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:11 PM   #2665
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He needed a sailboat to match his motor boat that made this thread earlier. Fortunately this one will make it under the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #2666
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He needed a sailboat to match his motor boat that made this thread earlier. Fortunately this one will make it under the Golden Gate Bridge.
That's not a major accomplishment, by itself. More important, what happened before that.



Nevertheless, It's always exciting leaving or entering The Bay.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:37 AM   #2667
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There isn't a single line on that thing I like. Not one. I don't think I could design anything uglier if I tried. Clearly this person requires a LOT of attention.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:33 AM   #2668
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:40 AM   #2669
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:56 AM   #2670
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It looks like one of the SteadySailors was for sale / auction starting at $700K for this 2005 model:

Keenan Auction Company - Specializing in real estate auctions, equipment auctions and appraisals in the New England region.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:09 AM   #2671
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I think "Ranger" was on the auction block 3 or 4 years ago, maybe shes a Jonah.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:29 AM   #2672
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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.
There is an Alaska tv show (the Browns family?) which showed them buying a currently running old WWII sub chaser. It looks quite simulat to your photo.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:02 PM   #2673
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:59 PM   #2674
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:35 PM   #2675
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There isn't a single line on that thing I like. Not one. I don't think I could design anything uglier if I tried. Clearly this person requires a LOT of attention.
Dave...don't you like the buttock line and the way the stern rises just a little. Regardless, it's hard to imagine having a slow Sunday afternoon with an impulsive "let's go for a quick sail" with that one.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:54 PM   #2676
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While at the classic boat show this summer I came across this well balanced OB skiff. I'm usually not a fan of OB wells but the balance benefits are plain to see here. I once had a boat much like this .. a Muckelteo Boat that was about 5' wide and 18' long. Hard over turns produced very high bank angles as a result of the very soft chines. I about fell out of the boat sitting in an unattached chair on my first sharp turn w the boat (tiller steering). Had to sell it when we moved to Alaska. To me there's not much else like a nice skiff.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:06 AM   #2677
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Cool Tug

This just showed up on YW:

2005 Elmwood 40 Push/Tug Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Doesn't look like it has a head or a stateroom.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:38 AM   #2678
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This just showed up on YW:

2005 Elmwood 40 Push/Tug Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Doesn't look like it has a head or a stateroom.
Don't think the Admiral would go for that......
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:24 PM   #2679
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Doesn't look like it has a head or a stateroom.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #2680
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