View Full Version : A Cat Boat photo album: Tang through the Erie Canal to Brooklyn
03-18-2009, 06:58 AM
03-18-2009, 11:53 AM
03-18-2009, 12:05 PM
Yeah,thanks rb,that was great.
03-18-2009, 12:26 PM
Great work and great pictures, but is that really the world's deepest lock?
I went through the Yangtze Gorge locks some years ago and they looked considerably higher, eve when seen from the top deck of a river cruise ship!
03-18-2009, 01:31 PM
People often claim something is the world's biggest/widest/deepest/etc. when they really don't know that or couldn't prove it even if they went to the trouble of doing the necessary research. I'm reading a book now in which the author makes similar claims for the coast of Maine (the most ledges, the longest coastline, etc.) It's odd and not really necessary.
03-18-2009, 06:31 PM
It's probably nowhere near the deepest, but let me tell you, when you're at the bottom of it in a small boat, and all you can see is a postage-stamp size rectangle of blue sky and those big doors clang shut, it sure seems like the deepest lock in the world.
Lance F. Gunderson
03-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks for posting that! Makes me dream of another catboat.
Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson )
03-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Exchanged emails, supposed to go sailing sometime, nice people
03-18-2009, 10:05 PM
This is pretty neat.
Looks like the highest lock in the world is actually here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskemen
03-18-2009, 10:10 PM
03-18-2009, 10:19 PM
Real neat photo album! Enjoyed it!
He needs to know about the catboat asso. Joe, give him a heads up about joining.
03-19-2009, 06:30 AM
He's advertising Tang for sale on their classifieds site so knows about it:
149-43. FOR SALE: 1915 Crosby 25’ Classic catboat. Gaff-rigged TANG offered for sale, currently lying Brooklyn NY. Measures 25ft LOA, 10ft beam, draws 3ft board up and 6ft board down. Fully insured. Ready to sail. A rare opportunity: Sweet sailing in a craft of historical value. In our care since 2005, overall work includes new mast partners, deckbeams and foredeck, fully re-fastened under the waterline with silicon-bronze fasteners, half floors around centerboard trunk, 2 full floor timbers, new housing around rudder post through hull, two 750gph bilge pumps (one port, one starboard), one 1500gph auxiliary pump, two house batteries, one starting battery; solar charging. Smooth-running 40hp Westerbeke diesel engine, new starter, alternator, and fresh water pump (all Westerbeke products). Original Edson steering gear, mahogany wheel. All hatches, booms and Merriman blocks recently striped and varnished. See additional images of TANG at www.davidengel.biz/tang.html (http://www.davidengel.biz/tang.html) or video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K33Knj5RxkA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K33Knj5RxkA) or Asking $7,500. Email David Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) or cellphone (347)262-7350.
03-19-2009, 07:23 AM
Thanks for all the kind words. Actually the same boat in the vid I posted a while back. I figured sooner or later you would all find the advert so I didn't want to post it here first. We have had a great time with this boat, but it's time to let someone have her who can complete the rescue we have begun.
Joe, and anyone else in the area, we are getting ready to get her rigged for the season so if you are down this way . . .
03-19-2009, 08:03 AM
great thread. thanks.
Seeing the picture of lock 17 reminded me of a night spent just upstream of it almost 30 years ago. We were tied to the bulkhead when a really violent storm came through the area. High winds, rain, lightning, the works. Lockmaster told us to leave (it was maybe 2200 hrs!) because they might have to protect the lock from rising waters. While all this was going on, just downstream of the lock the last section of a bridge girder was going into place, believe it or not, with an iron worker on the girder guiding it and eventually locking it into place with the appropriate fastening, all the while silouetted against the flashes of lightning. Always thought that was about the scariest thing I ever saw. It must have been a case where the bridge builders had passed a point of no return and HAD to continue what they were doing no matter what. Anyway, we moved, the girder was placed and we woke up the next day to a lovely New York summer's day.
and that lock is REALLY deep!
03-19-2009, 06:10 PM
Beautiful boat and beautiful photos.!!!!
03-19-2009, 07:53 PM
Just to be above board wanted to mention that we are listing with our sponsors.
The response kinds of makes you rethink selling. . .
Well, that's the way it is when you get accustomed to something. You forget how it looks to others - their envy and admiration.
Then you take your whatever-it-is out and parade it around and eavesdrop on the commentary!
And realize just what a treasure you have.
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