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Old 09-17-2021, 03:14 PM   #1
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1946 Arnold Walker Tug, 59’, Pensacola, FL $250,000

Big Bee : 1946 Model Bow Tug, built by Arnold V. Walker in Pascagoula, MS.

LOA: 59’
Beam: 17’
Draft: 4.5’
Design hull speed ~ 9.5 kits
Cruise speed @ 1400rpm, 7.5 kts
Fuel burn @ cruise ~ 9.5 gallons / hour

Steel hull and superstructure. She was built like a tank.
Completely refit to be a live-aboard with all the amenities and comforts of home.

Everything was replaced.

Engines: Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3 420hp with less than 200 hrs each.
Gearboxes: DI-Industrial Marine DMT170HL. 4.43 / 1 ratio. Geared for torque.
Generator: Southeaster 15kw, 120/240 (powered by Kunota engine)
Keel cooled, dry exhaust
Fuel: 2500 gallon with 50 gallon day tank system (dual filtration before reaching engines)
Water: 150 gallon potable, with 5 gallon accumulator and 30 gallon water heater.
Sanitation: ElectroScan Type 1 MSD. Also a Type III MSD with 35 gallon holding tank.
Magnasine 24v 4kw inverter/charger
50 amp and 30 amp shore power connections
50 amp and 30 amp isolation transformers
660 amp hour, 24 v house battery bank
Master berth forward with king bed.
Full size (4.5’ x 11’) bathroom with full standing shower stall for two people.
Guest room aft.
All living spaces air conditioned and heated
Bilge pumps with high water alarms.
Dewatering pumps, with high water alarms.
Two Icom VHF marine radios
Icom AIS transponder
Full galley with three burner propane stove and fuel size fridge/freezer
In galley dining for 4
New steering, engine and transmission controls

The list goes on and on…….many more pictures available as well as before and after photos.

Big Bee is a Coast Guard documented vessel now listed as recreational.

Everything on her is no more than 4 years old.

We currently live on her full time, and while we absolutely love her, we are now ready for the next adventure.

You can PM me here or write directly to:

cantinaballou@gmail.com
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:05 PM   #2
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I love a stout vessel. She's got great lines.

P.S. Finally, a boat with a real Samson post! Nice...
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:14 PM   #3
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She is an awesome little ship. We do love her.
Thanks for the compliments
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:51 PM   #4
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More pics
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:15 PM   #5
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Cool ol' tug! 4.5' draft seems skinny for that model hull. Great rudders and props. Bet she responds well at any speed!
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Old 09-19-2021, 05:42 AM   #6
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Fine looking vessel and there is no doubt it is a tug. SMILE
Engine room has been modified so it does not require a watch stander while underway?
How many times have you been mistaken as a 'real working tug'?
"Big bee, big bee, this is the US Coast Guard requesting your assistance to capture and retrieve a run away barge."
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:05 AM   #7
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Yes, 4.5 to 5 foot draft does seem a bit shallow but that’s what she draws light. The previous owners family used to run a floating dry dock business and Big Bee was used to pull that dry dock around. She spent her life as a working tug. Rudders will swing 45 degrees either side. Props are original, bronze, 42” x 34”. She responds very well and can be turned on herself. She sits at 80+ tons when I took these pics, and that is with just a little under half tank of fuel.
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Cool artist rendition. How big is it framed? Would make a great, unmistakable avatar!

My wife loves the ambiance of tugs... yours gets her BIG smile and thumbs up!!
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Paint it like "Tommy the tug"?
Then get a couple of BIG eyes to put in the fwd looking pilot house windows?
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Paint it like "Tommy the tug"?
Then get a couple of BIG eyes to put in the fwd looking pilot house windows?
LOL
Maybe we should paint our boats' superstructures in black light colors and at night illuminate with black light bulbs! Would work better than just an anchor light on a mast.
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Found this, hope you don't mind me posting it as it gives a video walk through. Cool boat, GLWTS!

https://youtu.be/G5LBu3DLFJY
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Found this, hope you don't mind me posting it as it gives a video walk through. Cool boat, GLWTS!

https://youtu.be/G5LBu3DLFJY
Great video... cool tug... Thanks!
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Great video... cool tug... Thanks!
Great video.
Where are the other video of this tug?
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Old 09-28-2021, 02:50 PM   #14
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A few more pics

Here are a few pics I cut from a video I am making. I should be able to post a video of Big Bee in motion on YouTube tomorrow. I will drop a link as soon as I do.
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New video

There is a new video on YouTube. You can try the link below but it might be faster if you simply search Tug Big Bee in Motion on YouTube

https://youtu.be/0227YaeaEEs
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