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Old Jul 09, 2006, 10:47 PM
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tracktor pull & boat show

we set up or tank at the anuel tractor pull as a small show for the public, here are some pics.

the fire boat was built by a club member, he is useing a pump out of a windshild washer for a kenworth truck.
He also built the shevron barge.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 12:50 AM
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That fire boat must have gotten onions in its eyes cuzz its flowing like no other.
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Now that's a fireboat.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Could you bring that fireboat over to my place I think it will work better watering my grass than my sprinkler does.

nice pics, I like the Arthur Foss. I grew up in the Puget Sound area and would see the Foss tugs all the time. (one almost capsized me in my 12' Aluminum boat). How deep is that pond?

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Old Jul 15, 2006, 06:04 PM
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The Pound Is 18" Deep X 26' Long X 20' Wide, A Little Bit Small For Some Of Or Fast Boats, But Works Great For Or Slower Moveing Boats.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 08:50 PM
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Massey, I didn't notice the name on that tug. My tug I built years ago is the "Shelley Foss" although I renamed her "Bequia Star" after my favorite Carribean island. I grew up near New York harbor watching Moran and McCallister tugs. A friend of mine became a full tug captain because his father was one and the boy made GOOD money.
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Old Jul 15, 2006, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ropanach
we set up or tank at the anuel tractor pull as a small show for the public, here are some pics.

the fire boat was built by a club member, he is useing a pump out of a windshild washer for a kenworth truck.
He also built the shevron barge.
Where do you get one of those portable ponds??

JM
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 12:47 PM
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This looks like it is a wood frame that interlocks with a large plastic liner in it like you would use for a goldfish pond. Then some stanction poles and netting to keep the rif raff out.
How close am I?

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Old Jul 16, 2006, 10:03 PM
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Yes, but with a frame that size you need to support the walls,
we use parsute strap, tied from corner to corner side to side. these are locked to the bottoms each upright frames at each brake in the panles, they are laied first then we lay the 2 layers of visqueen plastic. it works great.
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 12:31 AM
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Has one ever torn and dumped the water?
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Great boats!, but where's the tractor pics?
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Yes, but with a frame that size you need to support the walls,
we use parsute strap, tied from corner to corner side to side. these are locked to the bottoms each upright frames at each brake in the panles, they are laied first then we lay the 2 layers of visqueen plastic. it works great.
Where did you get the liner? What was the total cost?

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Old Jul 17, 2006, 02:53 PM
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the Visqueen plastic can usualy be aquired at home improvment stores or building suppliers. It primary purpose is a moisture barrier under your house. Some areas it is hard to come by cause the local codes do not require a vapor barrier. Where Ropanach is from I know they need it it rains 80% of the year. ( I still love WA tho I miss Port Orchard)

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 01:02 AM
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A above ground pool took 2 hits by a suv before it cracked.
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 10:32 AM
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KMOT:
No one has, but the liner is only good for one seson witch is setting up 3 times
Johnmca72 :
the visquween liner cost $65.00 for a 20'x 100' roll, the cost of building the frame was about $150.00 for 2"x4"s and plywood. some of the othe parts + labar were donated.

the visqueen does not last long because it will damage under its own weight, when you lay out the visqueen, you can not walk on it, we had to stop on lookers from throuing coins in the poll for it would poke a hole, they were just trying to donate to the club, or like a wishing well kid of a thing, we use a double laier so we don't get leaks.
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