Pintle for Coastal Towing

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by simlockboy, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. simlockboy
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    simlockboy New Member

    Yes I am very new to all this!

    But also extremely interested, reason being I stay and work in the harbor most of the times.


    I will be starting to build the Pintle in a few weeks, will be made of steel from a professional engineering place. It will be mainly used for Towing barges from anchorage to the harbor and for Coastal towing of Barges. Barges will range anywhere from 1000 to 2000 tonnes.

    I have a few questions:

    1. Is Pintle a good option for coastal Towing? Or is there something better?

    2. Should I go for a twin Screw or Single Screw diesel Engine?

    3. What BHP do you guys recommend for a twin as well as a Single Screw?

    Regards
     
  2. apex1

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    What please do you mean with "Pintle" ???

    Any picture?
     
  3. simlockboy
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    simlockboy New Member

    OOpps sorry,


    By Pintle I mean MAL LOWS..small tug design ... Pintle.. Double Chine hull.
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It doesn't explain much. If you are new at this, at the very least hire an experienced captain and get some advice.
     
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