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Old 09-05-2021, 05:00 AM   #41
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For a time, I was on a US Destroyer, DD881,built in 43 or 44. They were chipping the bilge and poked a hole through it. No water leakage, they were in dry dock. Just weld a patch on the outside of the hull, presto! No more hole.
This could be said of pretty much any steel vessel. When in doubt, cut it out. 😁

Steel commercial trawlers here are routinely hacked apart until they are barely recognisable then sewn back up again. No wonder they go for decades. A little like my grandfather's axe: 3 heads and 12 handles but still going strong. 😳
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Old 09-05-2021, 05:06 AM   #42
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It has 4 engines???? I thought these huge displacement hulls were usually powered by a massive single?
Cargo ships are.

For vessels that others are actively trying to disable, sink or blow out of the water, I'd want 97 of everything.
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:33 AM   #43
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Yup - Boats [ships] such as these were nearly unlimited Tax-$$$ maintained throughout their life with service persons serving superiors' orders while aboard. In other words, there was no expense nor any work effort not covered every day of the govt owned boat's life.

Billionaire could handle that type of enormous expense... but... why would they? Guess their bean counter could use it as a BIG write off
Art..... not sure you ever worked in that funding chain. Certainly not the USCGs if you think the funding flow was/is unlimited and steady.

Most people I know with big recreational boats spend with much more abandon than I saw on the vessels I oversaw.

Seems like these museum boats are hit or miss. The ones that wish to stay operational I think are the ones thatride that funding roller coaster.
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It has 4 engines???? I thought these huge displacement hulls were usually powered by a massive single?
See my earlier description of how it all works.
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:34 PM   #45
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The home owners' would complain, "You are blocking my view." The 2 story condo here started complaining a while back. Went no where.
They complained about exhaust smell, they were told, what did you expect at a marina with boats? Then they complained about workers.....
Just cant please anyone.

Yes, like buying a house next to an airport an d complaining about jet noise.
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Old 09-05-2021, 07:55 PM   #46
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USCGC Acushnet takes 191,000 gallons of fuel. At just $3.00 a gallon you are looking at $573,000.00 to fit it up just once.
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I just motored by the vessel today on my way to Anacortes. She is in rough shape. Expect to pay 5x the sell price just to deal with the cosmetics.
Hmmm, rough shape… reminds me of a paint chipping story…

My first job in the Navy was chipping paint. USS Chicago (CG-11) was a 700’ Heavy Cruiser in WESPAC'79, South China Sea. I was assigned to the Boatswain Mate’s Deck Gang, Painting Group (lowest seniority), Paint Chipper (new guys & discipline problems). Our mission was to chip and paint the weather surfaces of the 38 year old steel ship from bow to stern. Then return to the bow and start over, in a never ending cycle. What’s not to love about the Navy!

After about 3 hours into my first day on the job, I returned to the tool locker and asked to swap my chipper for sharp one – I had worked off the chipper's edge. The tool room attendant and the other 2 guys standing around smoking looked at me like I was dim-witted. The more senior tool room guy told another guy to show me how to do it. So, I am escorted back to my paint chipping station, where the guy says there is nothing wrong with my chipper. “Watch”, he says. He takes 3 light chipping strokes and the on the third stroke the chipper flies from his hands and lands in the South China Sea. “Oops”. We walk back in the tool room and the tool guy asks me what happen. Silence, the guys stare at me. I say my chipper fell in the South China Sea. The tool guy said “that can happen when they get dull, be careful”. He reaches in to a box and hands me a new, sharp chipper. I ask “How many chipper do we have?”. “We left San Diego with two gross, 288 chippers. We are down to about 50.” I then ask the dumbest question of my life, “What happens when we run out of chippers?”. The mate just had this sad look at me, shakes his head and says “quit loafing, back to work”.

I learned a lot about the enlisted Navy and about life from that. I would lay in bed at night and think about all the painted ships over the last 250 years, and how many paint chippers must lay on the bottom of the world oceans.
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Check out the success story of LST 325 at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_LST-325
So did she get federal funding because she was on the National historic register?.....Or is it donor based?
The steam ship I served on still gets federal funding.... USCGC Bibb... sunk in John C Pennekamp Park next to her sistership The Duane... Federal funds but no yard periods,sanding, painting etc... An underwater reef accessible to anyone who wants to strap on scuba gear. Not every ship needs to be a shrine to humanity
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Low cost, but very expensive.
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Hmmm, rough shape… reminds me of a paint chipping story…
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Classic case of it's not the initial cost that breaks you.
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What to do with it.....


If it comes with full fuel.... sell the fuel, take the dinghys, sink the boat and come out way ahead.


Or find a place to permanently anchor it and have one heck of a water front home.....
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Would pirates be a concern?
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Its a hybrid. That makes it much cheaper on gas. 👍👍😁
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I dont know enough skilled people to crew that boat.
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