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Old 05-08-2016, 02:29 PM   #3361
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:30 PM   #3362
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Arent the anchor snubbers the ones that are supposed to be tight and the chain itself with the slack?
That's typical w all chain out. Fishing boats in Alaska usually have the chain rode straight up and down .. vertical. Even if the anchor is 50' or even much more horizontally away from the boat.
It's testament to the small short swinging radius of a chain rode.
But this guy may have taken up his chain slack a bit for whatever reason. All he needs to is slack off a bit on the chain and the bridal will come into tension to insure the boat will not swing but remain straight into the wind. If he needs snuber action considerable chain and bridal line will need to be payed out so the bridal/snubber will put 50' or more nylon line in tension to act as a shock absorber.
That's my take on it.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:09 PM   #3363
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Interesting means different things to different people. Here is an older local tug that I remember holding up a dock on Lake Union in Seattle when I was growing up on a houseboat there in the 50's and 60's. Belonged to Dunlap Towing in LaConner. Always thought she was pretty homely.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:41 PM   #3364
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Interesting means different things to different people. Here is an older local tug that I remember holding up a dock on Lake Union in Seattle when I was growing up on a houseboat there in the 50's and 60's. Belonged to Dunlap Towing in LaConner. Always thought she was pretty homely.
Looks like she's taking on water.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:40 PM   #3365
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The 69' Ora Elwell was built in 1925 at Sedro Woolley as a shallow draft steam sternwheeler, with 76 indicated HP. She operated on the Skagit River. At some point she was converted to a twin engine towboat, as seen in the photo above. She had a pair of 135 HP Atlas diesels driving props in tunnels.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:43 PM   #3366
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If form follows function then it's more attractive with that background.


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Old 05-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #3367
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If storm waves follow her ass too hard she could become a fish habitat. Front breakers would also make her want to play with the fishies. I guess if her decks were water tight she could take some bad weather.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:47 PM   #3368
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Tugs are cool, was watching 3 of them hooking up to a log boom on the Fraser last week, to transport up to a saw mill.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:51 PM   #3369
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Extra large "oxygen tent".

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Not sure I've ever seen one that big. 😳
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:22 PM   #3370
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Well, it's time to bring this one out again. This one is BYOO (bring you own oxygen).
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #3371
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Don beat me to it. Believe it is owned by someone with a severe sunlight allergy that decided screw it, he was not giving up boating.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:09 PM   #3372
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Well, it's time to bring this one out again. This one is BYOO (bring you own oxygen).

Well! It would appear I just got out-Whataburgered ! (Or is that just a Texas thang?)

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:21 PM   #3373
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Thanks TAD for the great background on the Ora Elwell.

Living on the Skagit River gets me kinda close. And it sure does qualify as an interesting boat. Many here are not interesting at all .. just freaks. But some extremes (like the oxygen tents above) have merit. It's been a bit difficult here lately to find "interesting" threads ... or even good titles.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:49 PM   #3374
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Extra large "oxygen tent".

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Not sure I've ever seen one that big. 😳
Nice mosquito net. Can't be too safe with Zika bugs flying around.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:02 PM   #3375
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Pulled into our slip today in New Orleans and found this steam powered woody, "interesting"

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A canon! I believe the other thingy magigies are relieve valves
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A couple steam whistles
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:15 PM   #3376
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I believe that cannon and the various thingamajiggies are actually additional steam whistles. I bet that thing makes a glorious racket.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #3377
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Well, it's time to bring this one out again. This one is BYOO (bring you own oxygen).
are you sure this is not a muslim boat with burka on it?
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:36 AM   #3378
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are you sure this is not a muslim boat with burka on it?

Definitely not muslim boat its pointing the wrong way
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:43 AM   #3379
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I believe that cannon and the various thingamajiggies are actually additional steam whistles. I bet that thing makes a glorious racket.
Wayfarer, you are correct. I went and counted 7 pull handles with cables running through the roof. Yep I bet you can hear him coming if he is so inclined.
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dimer2,
This is interesting beyond what a person could dream up. "Very interesting" dosn't even measure up. I've seen it before though here on the forum. Unless she's very well hidden coming up on TF should be a monthly event.

The giveaway is the vented or louvered topsides aft. What a fun boat she would be to be aboard. Thanks for posting this very interesting boat.
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