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Old 06-12-2013, 15:42   #31
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

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i have a feeling if they move this they will load it onto a barge, and have it transported to canada. i notice the free energy device is gone.
I hope so.
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Old 06-12-2013, 16:22   #32
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

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How are they planning on propelling these barges?
I see the paddle wheels but the what makes the paddle wheels turn?
Electric? Diesel?
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Old 06-12-2013, 16:53   #33
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

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Shifting into reverse must be hell. OOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!!!!!
Too bad he can't incorporate this idea. Having an engine will make it a ship and God knows, he don't want a ship.
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Old 10-12-2013, 17:41   #34
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

I have seen a group of drug-addled stupid hippies build, launch and sail a serviceable Wharram, but these "missionaries" will definitely need divine intervention to survive the sea on that thing.
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Old 10-12-2013, 18:14   #35
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

If you're going to build a vessel to put children on and set out in the open Pacific, at least build a proven, tested design, to proper standards, not some paddlewheeled piece of crap that will put everyone's life at risk, and, at best, require emergency assistance. All the "live the dream" and "go your own way" types are mistaken here... this is not the invention of the Salk Vaccine...its a poorly planned, risky, disaster in the making, involving children. I love the story of the "Triton," a home-built (and well built) trimaran that capsized in the open Pacific. The captain, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, actually THREW AWAY food and water, so as not to interfere with the "will of God." His blind faith led to his demise, but not before another crew member died.
I suspect the craft will do a 360 the minute they hit the Pacific swell. Now, on the flip side, if they stay tied to the dock, well... never seen a bunch of happier kids in the pics, fishing, crabbing, eating, and obviously enjoying them selves.
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Old 10-12-2013, 18:42   #36
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

It takes the Methane collected from four pigs to run a complete house, Successfully, From Electricity Generated from the Methane,

It certainly will provide ample power for Paddle Wheelers or Propellors,

With that much Methane stored on Board, From a lot of animals and people.

It would be good to watch and video from a safe distance, At least a half mile away,

BOOM,
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Another dream dashed. The local police chief says the town wants that thing outta here. Apparently the only possible location would require crossing the Tillamook bar which is frequently extremely treacherous and the Coast Guard says they aren't crossing the bar in that thing. So now they are taking it apart. He still wants to reassemble it though and is looking for volunteers. So put granny in a rockin' chair in the back of your pickup and head for the Oregon coast. You always wanted to live in a barge shack.
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http://www.katu.com/news/local/5372026.html
Do ya think the Coast Guard will deem the barge unseaworthy again after he reassembles it?
BTW They originally built that thing to take it to Alaska for missionary work. One minor issue is that they will have to cross the "Graveyard of the Pacific" including the extremely dangerous Columbia River Bar to get to the inside passage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graveyard_of_the_Pacific
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Old 14-01-2014, 16:20   #38
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Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

Damn those meddling coasties are going to ruin our fun !
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