Re: [bolger] Re: TIMS Towboat ready for launch!
- I'm beginning to wish I had room in the car to load up my motor for us to
play with... My advice is to build it with a 15" transom and about 10
degrees of rake, so just about any motor will work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Hector" <bruce_hector@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:58 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: TIMS Towboat ready for launch!
| --- In email@example.com, gavin atkin <gavinatkin@y...> wrote:
| How many modules do you aim for, in the end? And how do you intend to
| attach them please?
| Hi Gavin,
| I'm making 3 units, the towboat (actually a pusher, but they're
| traditionally called towboat), an 8 foot auxilliary power unit (oars)
| and an 11' 6" sharpie bow unit. So my total is 31 feet, on a 4 foot
| beam. A ratio similar to a destroyer! What will my theroetical hull
| speed be on 2 inches of draft? Wheeeeee!
| At this great towboat site you can see how they lash them together in
| the big leagues. Different deck height, drafts, cargoes and barge
| types. They don't care, the tie em in a raft and SHOVE! So I thought
| I'd give it a try to. Great photos,
| They'll be joined solely by lashing. Althought I may do some trials
| with the sections bolted together into a stiff single unit for fun.
| We'll be assembling as many as possible, aiming for a hundred footer!
| This will happen at the Kingston Amateur Boating Messabout, September
| 5, 6, and 7, 2003.
| "Timmy" "The Littlest Towboat" was launched today at 8:00 pm EST on
| the Cataraqui River, and a first lash up was made by joining her
| to "Use No Hooks", the oar powered unit. I didn't have a motor, so
| no performance figures yet. I'll try to beg, borrow or steal a 9.9 Hi
| Thrust asap and give her a spin.
| Launch and trial lash up photos will be posted tomorrw from work.
| Bruce Hector
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Bell" <smallboatdesigner@m...>
wrote: I'm beginning to wish I had room in the car to load up my
motor for us to play with... My advice is to build it with a 15"
transom and about 10 degrees of rake, so just about any motor will
I copied my Diablo's transom, she ended up with a 14" rise and about
a 15 degree rake. The motor board is identical too, a slab of 2 by 8
epoxied to the 1/2 inch transom and a hefty 1" plywood transom knee.
Diablo, with her light 1/4" sides is rated by Phil for 25 HP, so I
think your motor would be perfect.
See ya' soon for some serious houseboating and TIMSing.