To make a long and complicated story short and slightly less complicated here's my situation:
I'm based in the San Francisco
I have the opportunity to purchase
a 2story floating home with a fiberglass
barge size of 42' X 16'. The owner says there is space for an outboard motor
but it currently does not have one. The only thing that is stopping me from putting my money
down and signing on the dotted line is that I need 2 things:
--A new LA slip to put the home
--A way to tow it to the slip.
I've been looking into a slip and have a few ideas. My BIG question here is this:
I'm looking at a Cruise-A-Home 31 Crusader Houseboat (1974) which has TWO inboard 165HP motors. (I'll have more information about this later today). This Houseboat is docked in a beautiful location and comes with a liveaboard
It would be within my budget
BOTH the 2story Floating Home and the smaller Cruse-A-Home Houseboat.
QUESTION TIME: Can the Dual-Inboard 165HP motors on the Crusader act as a TUG Boat
and tug the floating home across the bay (40miles)? If so, than I would buy the houseboat and the floating home, tow the floating home from it's current dock
, across the bay and to the houseboat slip. Then I would sell the Cruise-A-Home houseboat.
Is there some type of calculations I should do here? Where Barge w/ displacement
of xxx needs to be towed by a boat
with a minimum torque of xxx and could go as fast as xxx.?
CF, your help, as always, is greatly appreciated.