Design challenge: truck capable barge from Lowe's

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  1. DogCavalry
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    I don't see modular barge stuff, S-D
     
  2. hoytedow
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    Whatever the ultimate design, flood stage isn't the time to run the river.
     
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  3. DogCavalry
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    I reckon.

    In Randall's situation I wouldn't strictly use Lowe's. Mostly milled lumber from gathered trees, I think.
     
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    I agree. I would also cut it thicker. 1 and a half inches would be too weak.
     
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  5. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    And now I'm at the point where I want this barge. Well, already want it. Hardly at the point of needing...
     
  6. hoytedow
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    There was a show called Ice Road Truckers. Why not drive the supplies by truck those few miles when the river is frozen?
     
  7. DogCavalry
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    Rivers? Frozen? I don't know what the OP did.
     
  8. BlueBell
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    Hoyt,

    When rivers freeze up here, they still flow under the ice.
    The ice remains in chunks, you could never drive on it.
    It's dangerous enough to try walking on it.

    Lakes, on the other hand, are a whole other matter.
    They freeze much more solidly, depending on the amount of current underneath.

    Greetings from the Great White North!

    BB
     
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  9. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    And the Pacific Ocean certainly doesn't freeze here, whatever may happen in Alaska
     
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    Greetings back atcha.
    I had an inkling that might be the case, but being a southerner I needed more information than I had.
     
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    I have to bow out of this thread, in Australia Lowe's is a clothing store !
     
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    Well, that idea sure boomeranged.
     
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    It's a pretty rare event and limited to harbours around here.
     
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    You could at least buy a Lumber Jacket with fur collar and cuffs to look the part
    Jeff.
     
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  15. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    In Canada, Lowe's is crap. A pitiful second after Home Depot.

    But still. I want a barge that can transport a loaded pickup truck short distances in sheltered waters. How small could that be, and not be foolhardy?
     
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