Barge to carry a single pick-up truck

Discussion in 'Stability' started by DogCavalry, Sep 9, 2023.

  1. DogCavalry
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    Loading and unloading a boat that size is by zoom-boom, or telehandler, or by forklift that drives on and off. Onsite storage is a given. The NA provides a load plan as a professional service.

    No intent to plane this barge loaded. That would be unsafe.
     
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  2. Barry
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    Specmar has designs for various aluminum landing craft that would fit your SOR
    Their fees include using their CAD cut files for one boat. As aluminum and plywood (normally) make developable shapes, perhaps modifying the aluminum cut files to produce
    a plywood "kit" is feasible. Certainly, skin thickness, attachment/joint fastening methods, stringer + bulkhead thicknesses will not be the same, it might be a start.
     
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    I found a picture to liven things up here. They got you beat John. This one uses the truck for propulsion. Look Mom! No wheels. Truckaran?

    IMG_1863.jpeg
     
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  4. DogCavalry
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    Reduce reuse recycle!
     
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  5. DogCavalry
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    So you reckon he's got a prop down yonder on the hinder end of his driveshaft?
     
  6. comfisherman
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    Sure makes you wonder. It's got prop wash like it's moving a decent wheel.
     
  7. bajansailor
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    Is that a propeller shaft visible in the aft starboard wheel arch?
    I presume that the engine would be a direct shaft drive, with the engine still under the bonnet / hood, rather than a vee drive with the engine underneath the bloke sitting on the 'aft deck' ? :)
     
  8. DogCavalry
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    Through the wheel well I see frame and exhaust pipe. If they're using the drive train, hopefully they added a thrust bearing.
     
  9. fallguy
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    Well, the main drive shaft gets disconnected from the rear end and dropped into some bearing I’d say.
     

  10. DogCavalry
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    Is that Ford Ranger? Probably can't do more than 70hp sustained.
     
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