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Old 06-28-2009, 01:58 AM
Pyro-Kiwi Pyro-Kiwi is offline
 
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Our Fire Brigade is looking for plans to build a steel sectional barge approximately 30 feet long, 8 to12 feet wide, using 1/4" steel or 55 gallon polypropylene drums to sleep and fire small to med pyrotechnic displays involving small cakes and mortar racks to fire 6’ star shells

Any assistance would be most welcome

Many thanks in advance

Chief Fire Officer Simon Osborne
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:19 AM
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Our Fire Brigade is looking for plans to build a steel sectional barge approximately 30 feet long, 8 to12 feet wide, using 1/4" steel or 55 gallon polypropylene drums to sleep and fire small to med pyrotechnic displays involving small cakes and mortar racks to fire 6’ star shells

Any assistance would be most welcome

Many thanks in advance

Chief Fire Officer Simon Osborne
well I know that you smoke a lot of whacky baccy down there on the East Coast, but can you put that into the Queens English please) and seeing as I am good mates with Kumeu Brigade I will draw you one for free, but only if you put your requirements , as I said into clear
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:28 AM
Pyro-Kiwi Pyro-Kiwi is offline
 
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Barge floating platform for pyrotechnic (fireworks) displays

Many thanks in advance for your offer.

Our Fire Brigade also provides volunteer Fireworks displays for the Community and in doing so is looking for plans to build a deck barge as a floating platform for pyrotechnic (fireworks) displays.

It needs to be able to carry a maximum of 2 people and up to 1300lbs of cargo.

We have access to a good ongoing supply of 200 Litre polypropylene drums, which would be used as modular (floatation) Pontoons

We would like to install 8 x 200 Litre polyethylene drums, into a frame under the barge which would hold the pontoons under the barge.

Length: 8 m

Width: 3.6 m

Construction: mild Steel tubing and angle

Pontoon: 220 Litre Blue Mauser Heavy Duty Polypropylene drums, 580 mm D X 925 mm H

No of Pontoons: 1 x Port Pontoon, 1 x Centre Pontoon, 1 x Starboard Pontoon (8 x 220 drum),

Fixture of Drums: Each drum securely tied down with two straps

Centre of Gravity: cargo would be no higher than 4 feet above the deck

Details: We want to be able to trailer/truck this down the highway to the Harbour.

Email me back if you require more info simon@fire-rescue.ac.nz
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:36 AM
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Many thanks in advance for your offer.

Our Fire Brigade also provides volunteer Fireworks displays for the Community and in doing so is looking for plans to build a deck barge as a floating platform for pyrotechnic (fireworks) displays.

It needs to be able to carry a maximum of 2 people and up to 1300lbs of cargo.

We have access to a good ongoing supply of 200 Litre polypropylene drums, which would be used as modular (floatation) Pontoons

We would like to install 8 x 200 Litre polyethylene drums, into a frame under the barge which would hold the pontoons under the barge.

Length: 8 m

Width: 3.6 m

Construction: mild Steel tubing and angle

Pontoon: 220 Litre Blue Mauser Heavy Duty Polypropylene drums, 580 mm D X 925 mm H

No of Pontoons: 1 x Port Pontoon, 1 x Centre Pontoon, 1 x Starboard Pontoon (8 x 220 drum),

Fixture of Drums: Each drum securely tied down with two straps

Centre of Gravity: cargo would be no higher than 4 feet above the deck

Details: We want to be able to trailer/truck this down the highway to the Harbour.

Email me back if you require more info simon@fire-rescue.ac.nz
go to my profile , web site and email me
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:18 AM
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Dear BB,
Looks like what you want is more or less the same as what I built. Yes, I designed and built it myself. We have a modest shipyard and are currently manufacturing 40-50 ton hull blocks for an Indian Navy ships, which is about 10 km downstream. I use this barge to deliver these blocks. If you can evenly distribute the weight, the sinkage for loading 40 tons is roughly 40 cms.
You can have it towed , or can rig a structure at the back to mount one or two outboard motors.
I used 6mm (1/4th) plate at the bottom , and at the centre part of the deck. Rest are mostly 5mm plates. Each pontoon is divided into 4 compartments.
I am sorry that I can't send you the plans today. Its late evening here and I am already out of the yard. I shall be out of town to New Delhi for 3 days. Expect to send you the General Arrangement plan on tuesday or wednesday.
Hope that's alright with you.
Regards.
Bijit Sarkar
Hello Bijit,
I'm interested in building a barge similar to the one shown in this link's video: http://www.astillerogustavomarquez.com/video1.htm Since I cannot afford buying it new, I'll appreciate it if you can please let me know if you can provide the plans as I have a welding team that can help me with the construction but depending on that I provide the plans. I just need it for crossing a river with capacity for a truck but occasionally might need extra capacity (at least 25 ton capacity) for crossing a Caterpillar. Thank you.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:26 AM
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Hello D'Artois,
I'm interested in building a barge similar to the one shown in this link's video: http://www.astillerogustavomarquez.com/video1.htm Since I cannot afford buying it new, I'll appreciate it if you can please let me know if you can provide the plans as I have a welding team that can help me with the construction but depending on that I provide the plans. I just need it for crossing a river with capacity for a Nissan truck but occasionally might need extra capacity (at least 25 ton capacity) for crossing a friend's Caterpillar. Thank you.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:21 PM
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barge plans

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Need blue print to build a steel barge able to carry 400-500 tons of tropical wood . to be build in Gabon - west Africa .

K regards

Youssef Taha
I am in the planning stages for a barge to carry tropical wood also. I am just beginning to search for plans. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:26 PM
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I think Mr. Vishnu Baiju would be the man for that job.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:24 AM
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Barge capacity

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I am a naval architect and can do the detail design for you to construct at Gabon.

Will wait to hear from you.
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Bijit Sarkar
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Hello I need to build a barge out of Steel 12m long X 8m wide I think I will need to build it 1-2 meters tall. On a barge this size do you have an idea how much capacity this barge will hold in 1.5 meters deep of water?
Will this barge even float in 1.5 meters of water? I do not know the math formula for figuring out these things.
Charles Pugh
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:58 PM
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Bijit, can these pontoons be towed? They seem kind of square and top heavy. Can you send a somewhat bigger drawing.

We would not but on more than 20 tons at most.

Look forward to hear from you.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:04 AM
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Hi

I have just joined Boatdesign and have read your comments, maybe you can help me. I want to designe a double hulled barge, length 8m, width needs to be what ever will keep the bage stable stable. The gap between the barges will be 2m and I will be mounting a 4m diameter water wheel inbetween the barge. The water wheel will br constucted using square tubing so it will not be that heavy, I will however have to take the effect of wind force into account.

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Old 03-15-2012, 01:30 PM
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Work Barge Conversion

We have a 40' 1968 River Queen twin engine steel hull houseboat we are converting to a work barge. We are on a fresh water lake in northeast Oklahoma. The purpose of the barge is to install a crane capable of lifting portions of our breakwater for steel repair and to install new encapsulated floatation. I was asked to do some research and learn what I could from anyone with past experience with such a project. My main concern is structurally where is the best location to mount a crane and what size would be recommended on a 40' barge? I appreciate any advice or experience you have with this. Thank you
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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How to build a 130' Barge?

I am working on a project that involves using recycled metal containers as housing and we are looking into putting these containers onto a barge.

I am wondering what it would take to build a 130'x50' deck barge with holding tanks under the deck?? any help would be great. thanks
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:30 PM
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rfirth,I'm sure I can help you with your project. Contact me through my e.mail for more details: 657677483@orange.es
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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Greetings Mr.Bijit, re 400/500ton river barge/boats to carry cargo/ passengers.
I would like to call u tommorow on the phone. asres19
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