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Old 25-01-2012, 14:18   #676
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Haven't figured out what the up-rights are yet.
As was said, they're poles to drive into the mud to hold the boat in place. Again, quite frequently seen mid-Gulf on barges.

Google 'jack-up rig' and you'll see a really large example of same.
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Old 07-02-2012, 16:13   #677
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I'm not sure if this had been posted or not.
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Old 07-02-2012, 21:53   #679
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The Kalakala was my favorite ferry boat when I was a small child living in Seattle.

It was such an icon of Seattle in its time, it's almost criminal that a decent restoration has not happened.

I guess the Microsofties are a bit too young to remember it. (sigh)

http://kalakala.org/

Another interesting video where the news guy calls it "The Calla Calla"



It was the first non military boat to have Radar !
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Old 07-02-2012, 22:08   #680
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The Kalakala was my favorite ferry boat when I was a small child living in Seattle.

It was such an icon of Seattle in its time, it's almost criminal that a decent restoration has not happened.

I guess the Microsofties are a bit too young to remember it. (sigh)

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From 1967 to 1998 or 99 the Kalakala sat in the mud in Sitka(?) as part of a cannery facitliy. I remember climbing up to the top bleachers at the Mariner's stadium (Safeco was under construction at the time and I was part of the inspection crew) to watch it get towed into Seattle. It sounds like it is going the way of the Wawona.

The Wawona was a West Coast Timber Schooner that sat on Lk Union rotting away from 1964 to 2009 as a volunteer crew made a go of restoring her to sailing condition.
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Old 07-02-2012, 23:00   #681
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The Kalakala was my favorite ferry boat when I was a small child living in Seattle.

It was such an icon of Seattle in its time, it's almost criminal that a decent restoration has not happened.

It was the first non military boat to have Radar !
I did not live in the sound area when Kalakala was running. Would have loved to taken a trip on her. Every time I am in Tacoma with time on my hands, I drive down through the docks trying to get a glimpse of her. Still not sure where she is.
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I did not live in the sound area when Kalakala was running. Would have loved to taken a trip on her. Every time I am in Tacoma with time on my hands, I drive down through the docks trying to get a glimpse of her. Still not sure where she is.
Google maps has her here:
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She's pretty dreadful looking now. There are some pictures of her on Google Earth.
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Wonder if my Jeep will fit!
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Wonder if my Jeep will fit!
Ones own personal ferry for the outback, just put it on a trailer. I wonder if the rear wheels run a paddle wheel?
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Mattel actually patented something like this.
Even though this Jeep isn't screw drive, it's been done:

Screw drive toy vehicle - Mattel, Inc.
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Mattel actually patented something like this.
Even though this Jeep isn't screw drive, it's been done:

Screw drive toy vehicle - Mattel, Inc.
Hummm! I wonder where that idea came from..... Snow Vehicle Concept (1924)
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Hummm! I wonder where that idea came from..... Snow Vehicle Concept (1924)
That's pretty interesting. I can only guess that the snow plow becoming common made it impossible to sell. The Chevy at the end of the film actually converted back and forth though I can't imagine it being trivial.
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