View Full Version : You say your drydock...

10-31-2005, 08:52 AM
is just a bit too dry? Is that your problem, Cuz?

Give us a call. We'll get 'er!




Outside the Swamp. :D

Bruce Hooke
10-31-2005, 11:03 AM
What did you do, just drag it right off the beach?

What a drag! :D

10-31-2005, 01:38 PM

Possibly, maybe, soon to be kinda, sorta waterfront owning in Texas. :D

Paul Pless
10-31-2005, 02:38 PM

Good to hear from you. You've been posting awefully infrequently lately. :( It'd be nice to see you post some sailing pics

Is your firm having a good time pulling heavy stuff back to where it belongs?


10-31-2005, 03:52 PM
I think we're about out of the dragging business. Life's been interesting to say the least since August 29, 2005.

If the good Lord's willing and the crick don't rise (again), I may actually be in a position to launch the boat at Christmas.

Stay tuned. Film at 11.

Temporarily landlocked in Texas. :D

Dave Fleming
10-31-2005, 04:13 PM
Wayne, just finished reading the October issue of Marine Log. Sounds like you heavy lift folks are going to be pretty busy for some time to come.

10-31-2005, 04:54 PM
Ayup! :cool:

Thankful to be employed in Texas. :D

11-04-2005, 11:37 AM
The project above was only a dress rehersal for the BIG DRAG! We're bringing out the Big Dogs to drag another, LARGER drydock back into the water.

Stay tuned. Film at eleven.

Headed down the road feeling good. :D

[ 11-04-2005, 11:49 AM: Message edited by: Venchka ]

11-04-2005, 03:25 PM
What was the larger yellow crane used for?

Rick Tyler
11-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by BrianW:
What was the larger yellow crane used for?Dropping off the towing bill?

11-04-2005, 09:50 PM
Start worrying! Details follow.
When they build one of the historic small ships up here they launch them with a heavy lift barge crane and set them in the water like a mother bathing a new baby. NOT a ripple.

Ross in Bel Air

Paul Girouard
11-04-2005, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by BrianW:
What was the larger yellow crane used for?I'll guess lift and pull/tug at the same time.

In a navy squardon I was in we got ,(we being the tow tractor operator and Plane Capt. directing the move,) a wing spread prowler's port wing tip into a door way , the more they jockeyed and moved it, the further into the door the wing tip went . Some one , no idea who, came up with the idea to jack the jet up a small bit and put two sheets of sheet metal with grease in between under each main mount and the nose gear ,(then lower the jet off the jacks ), all hands effort we pushed the jet, about 40,000 to 54,000lbs depending on fuel state, side ways, out of the door way.

A variation of lift and pull smile.gif

[ 11-05-2005, 02:22 AM: Message edited by: Paul Girouard ]