Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2014, 08:13 AM   #41
Veteran Member
Ghostrider42's Avatar
City: Vesty
Country: Iceland
Vessel Name: GhostriderIII
Vessel Model: 28m ocean tug
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 81
Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
"throway engines" immediately IDs an urban legend user. Besides: 1) 350k miles in that use equates to 9000 hours or so. 2) we ain't driving busses here

350k miles = 12,500 hrs

Before I was driving boats, I was driving school buses and CAT's in the 1950's. I commercially fished the GL, then I started rebuilding diesel engines - so I saw what happens to them when not taken care of properly. Twenty years in the RCAF as - you guessed it - airframe mechanic, then I went to marine diesel mechanic school in the 1970's. Went to Amsterdam - studied hard and got my 100T license and then 1000T a few years after. Still tinkered with DD's and CATS making them work better, not harder.

My brother and Dad and Grand Dad all built boats - mainly from wood and steel. To say that all the good wood is gone - that's just wrong. There's plenty out there, you just need to know where and how much money you want to spend. They never built a single line - it was all custom work. You won't see or find a single one in NA. They were all delivered by me to EU, SA and the ME.

The present 28m ocean tug I own outright. I custom designed it to work better, use less fuel and provide a steady income for my family and my 13 member crew.

So, when I'm done with this tow - I'm back to building beautiful works of art - never will they see anything beyond Greenland or the Irish Sea

Capt Freddie
M/V Ghostrider III
28m ocean tug, DD671NA, keel cooled, dry stack
Ghostrider42 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012