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Old May 06, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Barge Building

Well here it is the barge for the Hevinlee Marie. Well Pete you ask if I would build the barge what you all think it is still a work in progress. 60 X 19
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:48 PM
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That's a some a big barge!
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Old May 06, 2008, 10:19 PM
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You will be able to ride in it and have your tugboat push you around.
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Old May 07, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Looks like you can actually use that for a side business up & down the local waterways. Nice work!

I came across this interesting barge reference over at modelboatmayhem - I never realized how specialized they can come. You can even download CAD drawings from their site of the popular models.

http://www.mcdonoughmarine.com:80/index.htm

Chuck
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Old May 08, 2008, 10:42 AM
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There is no limit to the specialty of barges. Barges are usually built to conform to the product they are to carry. Deck barges can range from a 25' rigging flat to over 600' to carry huge equippment that can't be transported by truck over long distances.
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Old May 08, 2008, 11:47 AM
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Here are two views of what my next build might be. (This or the Rambiz)

Towboat Joe has posted this combo in its "underway" configuration. Here it is work ready.
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Old May 08, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Hey pops check this one out...
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Old May 08, 2008, 06:47 PM
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Oooo-La Laaaa.

I like the ring supporting surface much more than the grillage one that I posted.

I suspect the beams we used as grillage were salvaged from some other job we did elsewhere. But the one you posted was designed to be under that 36' ring for sure. I worked for Carlisle for 25 years. Towboatjoe, you may have known of Griff Carlisle. He also owned Moorehead Marine and Greater Cincinnati Marine service. The Marine arm was based in Bromley, Ky (Ludlow).

I was in the crane division, specifically tower cranes. Now, I am with Manitowoc in their tower division.
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Old May 08, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Way to go Eagle that looks great. Maybe you can ride in too. Ha! Now you need 9 more to make up a tow. Pete
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Old May 08, 2008, 07:30 PM
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I am in need of a scale size crane for it now but I was looking at the price for them WOW does any one know where I can get plans for Manitowoc Crawler Crane maybe I could build one myself. Thank pete and all for the comments I want to look as scale as possible.
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Old May 08, 2008, 08:19 PM
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Eagle927,

My apologies for dragging your thread a little off topic. Your boat & barge look great. A true working combination.

Here is one consideration for you. This crane has been a natural workhorse on the water. You could build a removable deck for your barge allowing it to serve a dual purpose material barge and a deck barge with a Manitowoc Crane.
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Old May 08, 2008, 08:24 PM
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Now where does a model like that come from? That's really nice looking. Pete
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Old May 08, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Thats ok pops I don't mind but I would like to find a crane like that for a reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy good price......
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Old May 08, 2008, 09:42 PM
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I took some photos and measurements of an old Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton crane a few years back. I have a few more detail photos.
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Old May 08, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Pops, I'm familar with G C M service, but didn't know Carlisle. most of my connections have been out of the Catlettsburg area and AEP marine division.
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