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    Default Blueprints for this boat

    Hey all , I come across this picture and would love to know if there are any blueprints for this boat or something simlar for a project I'm doing in 3d design.

    The closest designs i could find are:
    https://www.glen-l.com/Sweet-16/products/763/
    https://www.glen-l.com/Rebel-Tug/products/755/
    https://www.glen-l.com/Titan/products/766/
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    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    You might search for "boom boats". Those were used moving logs around in ponds and assembling log booms.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    also called log bronc
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Well looking at log broncs was a rabbit hole....

    Here's one being launched. It weighs 30,000 pounds....

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    The ones I've seen in use were simpler and lighter, like this:


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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Phil Bolger published Miniature Steel Tug (not the Microtrawler) in his book 'Boats with an Open Mind'. Offsets and construction drawings are there, enough to get a rendering.

    Last edited by Edward Pearson; 03-15-2023 at 05:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Well looking at log broncs was a rabbit hole....

    Here's one being launched. It weighs 30,000 pounds....

    Fascinating. I would love to be proven wrong but I view that 30,000 lb number with skepticism. That's the mass of six modern full-size pickup trucks, or a semi truck and an empty trailer. It doesn't look like it displaces that much or has that much inertia.

    Great video, and thanks for sharing!

    James

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Fifteen tons looks possible if about 20' LOA and draws a bit shy of 3' and has truly massive horsepower to get big booms moving.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Pete Culler's " yard tug" ( my name) Gracie III. Plans from Mystic: https://store.mysticseaport.org/ship...work-boat.html

    She's 15'6" x 6'0" x 2'2"
    Not quite as much displacement as your post, but she's short and stout for sure. ( Maybe shoulda been named, Teapot?)

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    Lots of them around my neck of the woods. Fun design project, I suppose. Although they're pretty much useless for anything other than their intended role
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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    in Wa state these log boats were taxed. the short length that developed were to avoid the higher tax rates. it's fun to watch them working with an opperater that knows how to get the most from this type of work boat.

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Is anyone still using/building log broncs? We had one with a tiny diesel at the plywood mill, but it's long gone.

    Acebloat... why do YOU want one?
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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Quote Originally Posted by acebloat View Post
    Hey all , I come across this picture and would love to know if there are any blueprints for this boat or something simlar for a project I'm doing in 3d design.
    It looks like boom boats are popular with modelers. Why not buy a plastic model and take the lines off?

    For example:

    https://www.bammrc.com/kobus-dozer-boat-build

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/255303171918

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvGFJJwT5J8

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    Default Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Pete Culler's " yard tug" ( my name) Gracie III. Plans from Mystic: https://store.mysticseaport.org/ship...work-boat.html

    She's 15'6" x 6'0" x 2'2"
    Not quite as much displacement as your post, but she's short and stout for sure. ( Maybe shoulda been named, Teapot?)

    culler.jpeg



    Kevin
    The Center for Wooden Boats has one of these. I've been on it towing. It's nothing like a log bronc.

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