Re: Amas as Tugs
- --- Mike Goodwin <panmanii@p...> wrote:
> You have more drag with 2 lower units and 2 props,OK.
> the bigger prop on a 9.9 gives more thrust at better torque range.
> The amount of loss depends on the torque curve and prop choice.Go figure.
> Big deal in smaller motors, 3 each 200 hp motors are better than 1
> 600hp and much cheaper.
> Never seen a 5 hp outboard that had remote control capabilities,Nothing in particular. But I can't imagine that it should not be
> what brand do you plan to use?
possible to mount some wire rod, stiff or flexibe (like the gas
control on a motorbike). On the other end connect that rod to a small
servo motor like they are used e.g. for R/C models.
> I have a feeling they are going to look at your total HPWell, this is what the law says:
> regardless of how many little motors there are.
> That is the way it is done in most of the world,
"Tow convoy means a convoy of many vessels assembled together
and moving thanks to a motorized vessel exclusively used for pulling,
pushing or towing alongside."
Note: It is not "two" vessels, but "many". Another paragraph says:
"Mixed tow convoy means a tow convoy assembled in lines propelled
by at least two of three modes of pulling, pushing
and towing alongside."
Means: It is allowed to have at least two propelling vessels in a tow
convoy. In other words: two tugs for one barge are ok.
Now, is the main boat a barge?
It can float on its own, it can carry people and load, it has no own
Now, is the "active ama" a tug?
It can float on its own, it can move on its own, it can carry the
steersman, it is fastened to the barge only by ropes.
But they could get me for operating a vessel (the "tugs") without "man
over board" signals. ;) Remember, the steersman is not inside the tug,
but at a central helm. The tugs are remote controlled.
If this is a problem, I could build some aircraft carrier mockup and
"sell" it as R/C toy (ship model). I am not aware that toys would need
a license. I hope that there are no power limits.... ;)
> got your bribe money ready?I never pay bribes.
I might however be willing to offer some gifts to foster the
friendship with somebody in certain offices who is similarly minded
like myself (i.e. considers this as a "tow convoy")....