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    My Boat

    This was one of my boats back in the day before I started working in the office.

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    That thing really moves out! Ever pull a skier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketandRollit View Post
    That thing really moves out! Ever pull a skier?
    No but we put a campfire on shore out once.

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    I bet you did!
    Seriously though, that's pretty cool.
    I've spent many hours watching the freighters going thru the Soo Locks. It's fascinating.
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    That seems to stop real quickly. I kept expecting to see it nudge the gates a bit.

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    Panama Canal: width 108 feet
    Battleship USS New Jersey: width 108 feet
    spark on both sides while donkeys dragged it through
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    Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    That seems to stop real quickly. I kept expecting to see it nudge the gates a bit.
    We use the ships engines to stop her. It takes a bit of practice. Headed down bound there is a steel cable (ship arrester) to stop the ship before it hits the gate if you misjudge. Headed up bound it is a big ass concrete block under the gate that will stop you.

    Quote Originally Posted by pjsmithres View Post
    Panama Canal: width 108 feet
    Battleship USS New Jersey: width 108 feet
    spark on both sides while donkeys dragged it through
    Our newest ships are 78 feet wide and the lock here is 80 feet wide. USS New Jersey is an impressive ship I hope to have the chance to visit her one day soon as I'm thinking about a ride to that neck of the woods. We have the HMCS Haida in our neck of the woods. Not nearly as big or impressive but she has a long and colourful war history of her own.800px-HMCS_Haida_Hamilton_Ontario_1.jpg

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    Very fast ship....warp drive perhaps?.....lol
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    the most impressive part of the video is that the ship is a 900 (or longer) foot torpedo. power and steering direction from the rear...
    just lining that bastard up to the locks!!!! is amazing.
    The turn response is like nothing you can believe.
    With bow thrusters, it's easier.
    But try to push an 18 inch ruler across a table. add currents or crosswind. Nut buster...
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