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Old 04-07-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hello all. Long time reader and first time member. Got a new project on our hands and I am sure we will be turning to all of you for some help and advice in the very near future. The wife and I were converting an ex-navy 50' utility boat into a live aboard, but after 3 years we've decided we really want to get out on the water. Soooooo, we are about to close up the deal on a pretty cool 59' steel tug. Intent is to make her a live aboard. Cool part, she works. So we'll be able to take her out from time to time while we work on her, yeah!!
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:17 AM   #3
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Hey Stud,

If she is anything like this one, just love the boat!

1946 Used Arnold Walker 59 Model Bow Tug Boat For Sale - $111,000 - Mobile, AL | Moreboats.com

Might want to add some railings just for those evenings when you have had a few....
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:27 AM   #4
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Ha, as a matter of fact, it is that one. Yeah, we love it too, thanks
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:28 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. Where in P'cola do you plan on parking her? Looks like a fun project!
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:03 AM   #6
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Actually, still looking around. Have a few possibilities that will work while she's in the water,but the options start going down as I look for places that can handle a haul out. She's a heavy boat. Doing the haul out for the survey, the lift registered 90 tons.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:14 PM   #7
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Seems like there is someone just around from Barbers that has Ways for hauling out larger boats. Been a while since I've been over there looking but it might be an option. I know it's further away for you but I'm sure they can pick it up over in Bayou La Batre. Plenty of skilled workers there also.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #8
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Pensacola shipyard has a 100ton lift. Should work as long as I keep the fuel low. Was considering Louisiana and Alabama for the skilled labor should it come to that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:22 PM   #9
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Pensacola shipyard has a 100ton lift. Should work as long as I keep the fuel low. Was considering Louisiana and Alabama for the skilled labor should it come to that. Thanks for the suggestion.
that tug is what they called a W S A boat war shipping adminstration vessel they built many of them in ww2, just saying thats all
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:12 AM   #10
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A bit of cool information, thanks. I'll see if I can find some more history on her.
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