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Old 05-15-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Bone in her teeth

Heading up the San Joaquin River at seven-something knots:



(Ray & Vickie, thanks for the photo!)
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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I bet Coot loves getting out and stretching her legs like that! You should frame that pic and put it in the cabin somewhere.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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I think I see the Coot, under the third tyre on the port side.

Seems like she may have pulled a hamstring!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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How many GPH that pretty baby burn??
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Look at that bow wake
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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How many GPH that pretty baby burn??
I don't usually run the engines above 850 RPMs. At that speed we burn around 100+ or - per hour. If we are towing ships, 930 rpms or so if needed. 242,000 gallon fuel capacity equals "good Range". 2 barge tow NY to Gibraltar, we arrived with 160,000 gallons remaining. We left with 220,000 gallons.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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I don't usually run the engines above 850 RPMs. At that speed we burn around 100+ or - per hour. If we are towing ships, 930 rpms or so if needed. 242,000 gallon fuel capacity equals "good Range". 2 barge tow NY to Gibraltar, we arrived with 160,000 gallons remaining. We left with 220,000 gallons.
Heck! That's less than 2 55 gal drums per hr - No prob for a Brute like that power house.

How many hp she developing at 850 and 930 rpm...

just wonderen! TY, Art
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Capt Don you don't have any worries! I always try to play by the rules. WAFI's,Kayakers and "wake jumpres" scare me. Knowledgable yachtsman have nothing to fear from me.

In the interest of full disclosure, No kayakers were harmed during this post. I am a kayaker as well.
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200 plus GPH at 950 rpms (full) 7200HP
at 850 RPMS probably around 4000-4500 maybe.
2008 Towed Aircraft carrier John F Kennedy from Norfolk to Philadelphia in 50 kts of wind. Needed all HP to keep headway. That was before I was on board.
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200 plus GPH at 950 rpms (full) 7200HP
at 850 RPMS probably around 4000-4500 maybe.
2008 Towed Aircraft carrier John F Kennedy from Norfolk to Philadelphia in 50 kts of wind. Needed all HP to keep headway. That was before I was on board.
Heck - - > That meant at 850 Rís and 4500 hp your brute is doing 8.8X to my Tollyís 510 hp at 4500 Rís. Then... by all rights... that means at WOT my Tolly could tow 4 kayaks backwards simultaneously while Olympic rowers were pulling against me! Must try that some day!

"...950 rpms (full) 7200HP... Towed Aircraft carrier John F Kennedy from Norfolk to Philadelphia in 50 kts of wind." Why did they not wait for a weather window?
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Look at that bow wake
Incidentally, that bow wave swamped the boat from which the photo was taken.
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Incidentally, that bow wave swamped the boat from which the photo was taken.
Waterproof cameras standard fare back then for taking picts of war ships...??
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Mark,

I was wonder'in who was in that boat and think'in you wouldn'a liked it.

Art perhaps a fly by shooting.
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Mark,

I was wonder'in who was in that boat and think'in you wouldn'a liked it.

Art perhaps a fly by shooting.
Must have been a sea plane then by the shot angle and that Mark says the "boat" shooting the pict got swamped.
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My favorite "bone in her teeth" shot. I've posted it before. It was taken during a film shoot I directed. The scenes are the opening sequence of the video I produced for our (Boeing's) Everett plant tour center. I believe the video is shown at the start of every tour. I based the script on Captain George Vancouver's voyage of discovery to the Pacific Northwest.

I could not find any stock footage that would work so I chartered the replica "Lady Washington" for an afternoon to act as a stand-in for Vancouver's "Discovery." Both vessels were from the same era. In fact it's said that the ships met at one point off the Columbia River. "Discovery" had one more mast than the "Lady Washington" but for filming purposes it didn't matter. The "Lady Washington's" appearance and basic design fit the era.

We did the shooting on Bellingham Bay on a sunny, windy day. I had two cameras on the ship and one in a chase boat. The ship's crew dressed in period clothes. At the time this shot was taken the "Lady Washington" was doing 12 knots. The captain told me the fastest he'd ever gotten her to go was 14 knots.

I directed from on board the ship. The two things that impressed me most were, one, how fast the ship could be tacked or jibed. They shifted all the sails on each mast at the same time and it was really cool to watch all the square sails rotate together. The ship tacked or jibed almost as fast as a typical sloop or schooner.

The other thing that impressed me was how much work it takes to sail a ship like this. I had the skipper get the ship going as fast as he could with every sail he had and also had him tacking or jibing every few minutes for light and shooting angle reasons. The crew, which is quite large, operated on the run for three hours straight once we were in position in the middle of the bay. There were people in the rigging, people on deck, and they worked their asses off setting and resetting the sails. Lots and lots of lines of eight to ten crew members hauling on a sheet or some other line. All to a vocal rhythm. "Heave! Heave! Heave!" The ship is tiller-steered like so many vessels of that era and it took two and sometimes three people to put the helm over for a tack or jibe.

Very, very cool experience and we got some great shots.



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You'd be surprised how quick an aircraft carrier will turn as well.

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