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Apr 04, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Heavy lift barge

Time to start another barge. This one will be a heavy lift barge that might be able to do recovery work.

Not sure of the pace I will keep, but I'm committed now.

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Apr 04, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I have a few plans for those lying around...

I want to give the local clubs the opportunity to try the
event the Belgian club created last year.

I look forward to seeing how you approach your build.

Apr 04, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Ive been pondering in my head for over a year now ..to the point that now Shelly is drawing to a close Darby almost up to snuf ..Im out of a project ..

I had considered a heavy lift barge ..but not having acess to a lathe or milling machine I'm leaving it in my head ..

I had considered using YCC sheaves and gear heads to run winches and boom hoists..brass tubes and stuff for boom ..superstructures sintra..I had anticipated a max lift of 80lbs..50-60 more realistic ..The idea is to sail Darby into the rigging and hoist her out ..use Shelly to move the barge ..Bender to steer the barge .. and set Darby back in or on a floating dry dock ..which doubles as her transporter to and from the pond ..

I also dreamed of a mini sub with camera ..a load ..sunken ship ..and salvaging it ..via remote..Oh boy ..the possabilities ..

Keep us posted Pops ..

Umi ..I also have one of those you have .. which is the one I was going to base mine on (Img #3)
Apr 05, 2010, 03:24 AM
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Saw a post from someone overseas (maybe the kid, Tweety) that showed a scale contest that had teams of tug drivers maneuvering a barge with a crane like that and setting an object (simulating the base of wind generator tower) over a pin moored at a distance from the side of the pond. Looked like a hell of a challenge and I would have loved to have seen video of that. Your new barge would be just the ticket for something like that.
Apr 05, 2010, 07:30 AM
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I have always liked the general concept of the Rambiz.
Apr 05, 2010, 01:31 PM
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The truss work on Rambiz is awsome,....
However, that is not the challenge I would take on for this season...

Is Rambiz your goal Clay? It would be a great show piece.
Apr 05, 2010, 08:40 PM
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I'd go blind making lattice booms. I'm thinking tubing for the gantries and booms.

And expandable for lateral stability.

Just sent off $203.10 to our friends at National Balsa for material.
Last edited by pops52; Apr 08, 2010 at 07:49 PM. Reason: UPDATE: Had a scale issue. :(
Apr 05, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Was out today doing service calls and noticed a rather large heavy lift crane. It was off in the distance in the middle of a refinery, it dwarfed other cranes that had their flying jib extended. I'd like to get a picture of it but I'd doubt they'd let me into a refinery.
Last edited by green-boat; Apr 06, 2010 at 12:37 AM.
Apr 05, 2010, 10:47 PM
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Here's a boom I built from brass rod and angle. The entire crane except for control cab is made from brass. The 250 ton tackle doesn't work. Too many sheaves to go through. The 150 ton tackle works good. I use it to life pallets of oil drums from one boat to another.
Apr 06, 2010, 10:52 AM
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http://nrt.sraprod.com/nrtconf/Prese...vy_SUPSALV.pdf can't find any pic of the lift and winch barges used in this operation they were massive, I had a ringside seat driving the 41ftr that was holding position down river to save any salvagers that went overboard,, 11-12 knot current... pg 14 but also some great stuff
Last edited by tghsmith; Apr 06, 2010 at 11:03 AM.
Apr 06, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Great read tghsmith. Loved the last page. Thanks for sharing the presentation.
Apr 08, 2010, 05:46 PM
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Here is some preliminary proto-typing (read where I usually screw up) testing on the layout for the lattice truss.
Last edited by pops52; Apr 08, 2010 at 05:52 PM.
Apr 08, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Pops, another great project. It looks like a fun one. Cap

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