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Old 12-24-2007, 09:29 AM   #15
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Wow! Stunning. I love the heads.

I am sure that the blood, swat and beers bit is very true but in the end was it not worth it?

Not only have you have created a gorgeous floating home but you probably also saved a chunk of maritime history from the knackers yard. Well done on both counts.

Merry Christmas to you both.

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:32 PM   #16
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I'm curious, it's so pretty, now a few of the details. That sofa - is it leather? Did you buy the furniture and make the space accomodate it or is the furniture custom-made? The head - is that a tile mural? I WANT THAT!

What a lovely home you've built for yourselves.
Yes the sofa is leather, custom built into the space that used to be the galley, my sister in law does leather upholstry... This space is now the library. And the mural is actually a backlighted stained glass mosaic built by my wife Marcia. Pretty cool eh.. This home is hard to find moorage for... oh well cant win em all Thanks for writing

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:47 PM   #17
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Wow! Stunning. I love the heads.

I am sure that the blood, swat and beers bit is very true but in the end was it not worth it?

Not only have you have created a gorgeous floating home but you probably also saved a chunk of maritime history from the knackers yard. Well done on both counts.

Merry Christmas to you both.

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Thanks for writing ..I think you must spend a lot of time on the PC ,And I love your little cartoon..Yes, it is worth it for a great water front home. Our next challenge is to figure out how to cruise with it and it hasnt been very easy what with little or no moorage available and anchorage very tricky in most harbors due to our draft of 14' drives my wife crazy... She would just love to stay at the dock and of course I want to challenge the elements and explore.. Perhaps the answer is somewhere between the two. Any Ideas?

Best regards and merry christmas to you as well...

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:12 AM   #18
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Thanks for writing ..I think you must spend a lot of time on the PC ,And I love your little cartoon..

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Yep, too true. I wish I could spend as much time sailing as I have to spend in front of the PC. Thanks for the thumbs up on the little cartoon. It is pretty near the mark I would say.

I appreciate your problems with 14' draft. On the other hand, that must make for a very stable craft. I think if I were ion your shoes I would head on up the west coast, maybe as far as BC and Alaska. You certainly have a good vessel for a colder climate and there should be few problems caused by your draft in that part of the world and such wonderful scenery.

If you were on this side of the Atlantic, I would reccommend Norway and the Baltic as there are any number of deepwater ports and natural anchorages here too.

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Lovely vessel......When I was in Emeryville Cove Yacht Harbor there were a couple of ladies that lived on a tug. I always enjoyed seeing them lounging about on the deck when sailing back in. I was also very curious of the interior. My thinking it would be spacious, and comfortable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:22 PM   #20
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Yep, too true. Cheers // Stephen
Hear Hear.. Thats our plan and Puget Sound is where we came from. we came south down the pacific headed for Mexico thinkin that would be a good place for us to hang out ,but we came to find out the choices of where to go are very limited practically no moorage and limited anchorage so now we want to go back and regroup ..What is it that they say about "acres of diamonds in your own back yard"?? Lesson learned..

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Welcome Denny and Marcia,

I have always thought of a tug as a boat that I would have if I moved away from Multihulls.

Back in the 80's on a visit to Alameda CA, met up with a couple who were restoring a former steam driven Tug. They had been at it for some 7 years - I seem to remember that it was over a 100 years old .

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Hello Denny,

I remembered the name of the couple - Joe Heinzman and Deb (now

married). They moved off the tug quite a long time ago - probably about 15

yrs ago. They have one or two kids now; Joe graduated from Maritime College

with a degree in Mech Engr and took a job with General Electric as a field

engineer in their static generator and gas turbine division. I still don't remember the name of the Tug.

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Old 01-08-2008, 07:19 AM   #22
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Just wanted to add a photo of the tug I was once engineer on (many moons ago). Not in the same class as Denny and Marcia's tug but still in good shape. She was used mainly for tiomber transport and ice breaking.

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Stephen,

Is that you at the rail? ......Good looking vessel!
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #24
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Am I hanging over the rail, suffering from seasickness?

No, before my time on board. I was just there "extra" when otherwise on leave from "big ships". When I was there we were doing ice breaking rather than towing. It was fun, well paid and a bit different to my "day job".

Interesting boat too. She has 4 Scania diesels driving 1 shaft. The shaft was belt driven so no gearing to cause problems. When there was no load, i.e. not towing or ice breaking, we could happily run on two engines. Under the aft deck was a huge fresh water tank which was used for cooling water to avoid ice blocking the sea water intakes. The deck was always nice and warm. Only problem was if the boat was not going to be used for 24 hours the tank had to be pumped out to prevent the water in it from freezing.

It was a nice little ship. I had a good time there.

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[QUOTE=name='Nausikaa' date='Jan 8 2008, 04:55 PM' post='16718']

Am I hanging over the rail, suffering from seasickness?

Steven,

Thats a cool tug, very European in its design possibly dutch or scandinavian.. I can see that typical ice breaker type bow where it would ride up on the ice and use the wieght of the ship to crack the ice.

I have never heard of a cooling system such as you describe. But it sounds like it would make "working the deck " a little more pleasant, to say nothing of keeping the ice off the deck,

I worked on a tug in the northern part of Canada on the McKenzie river and I can remember during the last part of the season in late Sept when it was pretty scarry to walk out to the aft deck as it was all covered in a thin layer of ice. Our bulwarks were only a foot or so high it would be very easy to go over the side.

Looks like your tug had some manly rails to keep personnel on board.

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As you wrote Denny, she did have some manly rails. I always wonder why so many tugs don't at least have warship type rails which can be lowered if needed when towing?

Yes, it was great on that working deck. One could almost go barefoot in the middle of winter and, again as you wrote, no ice or snow at all. IMHO it was a pretty good cooling system. It also had the advantage of being able to fill the system with good clean water before entering any muddy spots.

The only disadvantage with the little ship was that to access the head one had to go out on deck. Not a problem for a younger man perhaps but nowadays it could be a bit of a hassle in the middle of the night.

She is a sweet little ship, built for icebreaking and timber towing although she has done her share of towing barges too. I often thought that she would make a nice floating home - although after having seen the pictures of your tug then I have to admit that I could never get her into such fine shape. When you get the chance, do post some more pics of your fine ship!

Stay well.

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She looks fantastic....my cousin, who lives up your way, is thinking about a tug as well.

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She looks fantastic....my cousin, who lives up your way, is thinking about a tug as well.

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Well,THIS ONE IS for sale... Interested? Let us know.

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