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Apr 12, 2010, 01:30 PM
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http://www.essmnavy.net/Barge%2045%2...ep_Dec_86).pdf found this report on the entire salvage operation under the peace bridge, crappy pictures, but they show some of what went on, alot of what went on never made into this report,,, got to love the main tugs name "EL GATO GRANDE"...
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Apr 12, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Barthez, it will be self propelled during its working time. The real ones tend to get drug around the ocean with an ocean going tugboat but move under their own power while making lifts.

tghsmith, thanks for this report. I skimmed through it and it will be an interesting read. I appreciate you posting it.

Here are a few more shots from work done today. My Grandson is in route, but was delayed, thus, I got a almost a days work of work done today.
Apr 12, 2010, 09:58 PM
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I don't think I understand the truss yet, but my impression so far, is that
this is a bit of a super-sized build.
Apr 12, 2010, 11:34 PM
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I think grampa and grandson need to get together and build some boats. Little ones are great for sanding.
Apr 13, 2010, 02:25 AM
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Several I have seen use the big diesel outboard type things the Navy made for moving lighters around during WWII (look kind of like an outboard on steroids with a square case)
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Apr 13, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki View Post
I don't think I understand the truss yet, but my impression so far, is that
this is a bit of a super-sized build.

Umi, a picture is worth a thousand words.

This is a configuration that would require tying the two barges together. This is where I plan to incorporate the truss.
Apr 13, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Okay, that is odd... Thats like two different pieces of equipment.
Well I guess technically it is two different pieces of equipment, but
that configuration makes it more like a fourth?

Do they move the truss bases around also?

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Apr 22, 2010, 08:52 AM
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just when you thought you might get a goods night sleep!!!!!
Apr 22, 2010, 11:28 AM
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Umi,

I'm still scratching my head on this too. This catamaran configuration is pretty unique. All other photos that I have show the barges tied together in a much narrower configuration.

The booms and masts do have more than one position to work from. These are shown ~amidships, but other configurations show the booms on a pedestal near the bow.

tghsmith, I've seen that BEAST before. Looks mighty top heavy.
Apr 22, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Here are some good shots of the Ram and Bizon in the cat configuration...

About mid page...

http://www.janvanwees.nl/Piet/piet.htm

Bow mounted truss, but a good shot of the mid mounting point from the port side.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/goya/2406373217/sizes/o/
Apr 22, 2010, 03:09 PM
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WOW! That secon link is some picture. Good post Umi. Pete
Apr 22, 2010, 06:37 PM
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WOW! That secon link is some picture. Good post Umi. Pete
I used to work for Mammoet ..
They hold world records in the heavy lift and moving sector's ..

replaced an entire 6lane over pass (RE/RE) in one night..

If you can dream it they can move it ..Its phenominal what these guy's can accomplish
Apr 22, 2010, 06:52 PM
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If you have the money...Mammoet has the time?
Apr 23, 2010, 08:41 AM
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they do heavy lifts on dry land also with a modular R/C lifter/mover they have. Really freaky to watch it go.
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Apr 23, 2010, 09:08 AM
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Hi Foo,

The new PTC (platform twin ring containerised)offers 3200 metric tonne at 36meter radius

http://www.khl.com/magazines/interna...-heavy-cranes/


underneath these they also have tracked crawlers and SPMT's to move the whole unit should they need to ..or want too..

The unit ships on a 20/40ft inter-modal container format..no dock in the world with a harbour crane ,or otherwise is inaccessible ,not a train that cant lug it overland ..and it fits on any inter-modal container trailer chassis,or step deck for final transport to site



the first container is a fork truck/ rigging second is general rigging..the third the coffee house ..with its own generator of heat, light and A/C, cooking facilities ..If memory serves me correct..
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