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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    And less than $1K/foot!
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    Seems like a deal to me?
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    Default Re: CL: Seattle Shannon Foss Tug For Sale

    Roughly $.10/lb.

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    5% the cost of building new. That engine room is wonderful!

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    Whats the yearly dockage fees and a haul out once a year on that?

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    My wife likes the galley, but still said, "NO!"

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    Default Re: CL: Seattle Shannon Foss Tug For Sale

    One could partially offset the maintenance costs by serving as a Vessel Assist boat.

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    amusing that the engine room is included in the living area calculation.
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    Beautiful tug and apparently well-maintained. Not for the faint of heart, though. Smaller boats with much more living space are readily available. Berthage and maintenance, not to mention fuel costs, would be substantially beyond "pleasure boat" price points. Her best use would be to continue to be employed as a tug. That would, of course, require operation by an experienced and fully licensed operator and crew. (She's probably not a "turn the key and drive" boat... an engineer would likely need to be keeping an eye on the engine room while a skipper helmed the vessel. Odd that it's on Craigslist. Unless there's a catch, you'd think if she were as advertised, a gypsy tug operator would want her as a working tug and buy the business goodwill that could go along with her.

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    Not to thread jack, but another Foss tug for sale in New England and at a better price. No interest other than seeing her in the harbor all year.

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/189.../#.Wz-reC3MyV4

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    Damn that one almost had me. 8' draft is a dealbreaker, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Damn that one almost had me. 8' draft is a dealbreaker, though.
    Trust me - outside of Maine or the PNW, 8 ft. stinks.

    Perfect for the Bahamas though!
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    Single EMD 12-645, that is a thrifty little tug.
    (Electromotive diesel, 12 cylinders, 645 cu.in. per cylinder) Bore 9-1/16" x Stroke 10" (7,740 cu. in.)

    Fuel use at idle for that 645 might be 1/3 gal per hour per cylinder.
    At speed the old rule is 1 gallon per day per horsepower. So 1500 gallons a day (or 60 gals per hour) Love those 2 stroke cycle Detroits!.
    I wonder how much a little cruise to the San Juan's would cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Single EMD 12-645, that is a thrifty little tug.
    (Electromotive diesel, 12 cylinders, 645 cu.in. per cylinder) Bore 9-1/16" x Stroke 10" (7,740 cu. in.)

    Fuel use at idle for that 645 might be 1/3 gal per hour per cylinder.
    At speed the old rule is 1 gallon per day per horsepower. So 1500 gallons a day (or 60 gals per hour) Love those 2 stroke cycle Detroits!.
    I wonder how much a little cruise to the San Juan's would cost?

    "If you have to ask, you can't afford it"

    The trouble with tugs as yachts as opposed to tug yachts is the freaking big engine which is designed for towing heavy objects. Fuel consumption is huge.

    I have heard of people who buy a working tug and replace the massive engine with something smaller, more economical to run, and more suited for use in a pleasure cruiser.
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    Once you do that you won't need the 20 to 30,000 gallon tanks, they might make nice staterooms.

    Hmmm; 20,000 gallons at $3.00 gallon? Good for a couple of weeks. Fill 'er up please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Once you do that you won't need the 20 to 30,000 gallon tanks, they might make nice staterooms.

    Hmmm; 20,000 gallons at $3.00 gallon? Good for a couple of weeks. Fill 'er up please!
    Of course, the boat will handle much differently without all the weight of that fuel.

    People forget that boats were designed for a purpose. A guy I know had a fine little troller, which had a nice motion if there was tons of ice aboard. The new owner took her out empty and she rolled over and sank
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    Default Re: CL: Seattle Shannon Foss Tug For Sale

    Well there is that...
    Nothing say 70,000 lbs of ballast wouldn't fix!

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    Default Re: CL: Seattle Shannon Foss Tug For Sale

    When we owned the boat in my avatar, I had to ‘tank her down’ after leaving the harbor, pumping about 60,000lbs of water into her hold.

    Pumped her out before entering the harbor as that made her much more responsive in reverse after entering the slip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    When we owned the boat in my avatar, I had to ‘tank her down’ after leaving the harbor, pumping about 60,000lbs of water into her hold.

    Pumped her out before entering the harbor as that made her much more responsive in reverse after entering the slip.
    So how long did that process take? We're talking about 7500 gallons of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    So how long did that process take? We're talking about 7500 gallons of water.
    Seemed to recall about 15-20 minutes. Big pump down there.
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    Default Re: CL: Seattle Shannon Foss Tug For Sale

    To economize, disconnect a few cylinders and maybe modify prop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Seemed to recall about 15-20 minutes. Big pump down there.
    Yup, that's a big pump

    I remember filling a 2500 gallon freshwater tank on a crabber with a hose, just a normal sized hose like you'd use in the garden. Stick it in, turn it on, and come back two hours later.
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