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Old 10 January 2008, 10:54   #1
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Looking For A Workboat

Hi folks, one of the marine companies near me is looking for a workboat with a bollard pulling power of 2 tons approx. Needs to be a bit of a well built beast as it will have loads of skipppers and crew. If anyone knows any for sale could you give me a shout? They need one kindda sharpish. I can put you in touch directly if want.

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Old 10 January 2008, 15:33   #2
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A bit more info if you could
type of work?
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got a couple in mind

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Old 11 January 2008, 13:43   #3
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The boat they have just now is steel with an open cabin, single inboard diesel, it tows barges etc around a dockyard area. Never goes any great distance just a solid lump of workboat. It does not have to come loaded with all the latest electronics if you get my drift as it is only used within a privately owned small dockyard.
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You want a little single voith tug there then

Babcocks have got the Fiona still for sale, but she's maybe a bit big (we looked at her for work) - http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/St...B0000000006501

Keep a lookout for the little RMAS Triton class tractor tugs. We have one which I cox at work for moving barges / dead ships and when people on the other tugs see us work, they all want a go


http://www.btinternet.com/~ady1971/rmauxfleet.html

There is around 3.5 ton bollard pull, with around 8 or 9 if you're being pulled backwards doing an escort indirectly.
I should add that being ex-RMAS, they're built good / strong / and have a good service / maintenence history.
Once you get used to the voith, you won't want to use anything else!!

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Hi,

Thanks she looks smashing! I think a bit on the large side for what they want to do as you mentioned.
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Better than the Garths then Alan ?


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You want a little single voith tug there then

Babcocks have got the Fiona still for sale, but she's maybe a bit big (we looked at her for work) - http://www.babcockdisposals.co.uk/St...B0000000006501

Keep a lookout for the little RMAS Triton class tractor tugs. We have one which I cox at work for moving barges / dead ships and when people on the other tugs see us work, they all want a go


http://www.btinternet.com/~ady1971/rmauxfleet.html

There is around 3.5 ton bollard pull, with around 8 or 9 if you're being pulled backwards doing an escort indirectly.
I should add that being ex-RMAS, they're built good / strong / and have a good service / maintenence history.
Once you get used to the voith, you won't want to use anything else!!

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Old 20 January 2008, 18:00   #7
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In its own way I reckon yes

The last two Garths are apparently leaving the port when the new fleet for LNG traffic arrive during the next year or so from what I've heard. The only Damen tug we'll have on the haven then will be Williams Shipping's Wilfreedom.
Not sure how long we'll see the other small tugs around for like MTS Valour, Willem B and Sarah Grey, I guess it depends on the construction work down river.

The new rope runners have got more BP than our little voith at work... think they work out around 6ton a piece which is pretty good. 2 in the dock at the mo, and I understand there's another 2 waiting to go in the water now as well.

If this was a tugspotting site, I'd pile on the photos

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