Replica Dutch Barges
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including River Barges, Broad Beam and Wide Beam narrowboat style barges
- Jackie and Jeff's 50ft Barge Spec-
The following contract was drawn up as a result of our research.
Branson ‘Thomas 50’
Constructed to the following specification, with all external doors, windows and hatches fitted and secure.
Modified to include a linking corridor between the fore & aft cabin housed under port wheelhouse bench, with all wheelhouse benches (as illustrated) fabricated in steel.
The aft cabin to be shortened to 9’4” (plus the wardrobe), & the wheelhouse to be correspondingly lengthened by 2 feet, with the space under the aft wheelhouse bench forming a 2 foot deep wardrobe in the aft cabin.
Engine room bulkheads, doors and hatches to be made in steel.
Hull plates below the water line to be 8mm.
Welding - ground & linished.
All steelwork primed and epoxy undercoated inside & out.
Hull finish - Below sheer line, Blacked with four coats of epoxy tar.
Weed hatch above propeller.
Mooring bollards - fore, aft and centre.
Steel rubbing bands- full length, fully welded (three on each side).
Cabin roof – outside top edges to be finished to a bull nose rounded profile.
Gas lockers with drains over the side.
Bow thruster tube. (To take a Vetus 95Kgf unit)
Holes cut for wastewater outlets, vents, etc.
Hawse pipe with protection plate.
Reinforced mooring bollard, specifically to secure anchor chain.
Reinforced pad to support anchor windlass.
Hand rails around the edge of all roofs.
Guardrail in front of wheelhouse doors.
Lockable steel hatch between the wheelhouse and the cabin.
Anodes stainless studs welded on. (six sets on the hull, two on the rudder).
Skylight 5ft by 3ft Hardwood and double-glazed. (No skylight in aft cabin).
Wheelhouse - folding, with 4” wide hardwood window frames and a removable, GRP skinned, arched, insulated roof.
Windows All windows & portholes including the skylight and wheelhouse to be double-glazed & conforming to Cat B.
All cabin windows to be opening, arch-toped, anodised and powder coated aluminium.
Fore cabin –6 windows (36” by24”), 4portholes (18”) one with frosted glass.
Corridor - 1 porthole (18”)
Aft cabin - 4 portholes (18”) and one escape window.
Tanks, (5) - White & red diesel, fresh & grey water, to be fabricated in steel, and black water in polypropylene.
Purchaser to specify size and location. All with baffles, pressure tested & ready to take screw fittings.
Tanks to be fitted with inspection hatches, allowing full access to all internal areas.
Battened throughout to include all walls, ceilings and bulkheads.
Spray foam insulation, 2” thick over all walls ceilings & bulkheads and rising up to enclose all steel ribs,
and extending to just below floor level. To include the engine room walls and ceiling, and the wheelhouse.
Floors - 18mm marine ply to all areas.
‘Schilling’ type Rudder and a 70:0:70 hydraulic steering system, installed and working.
Emergency steering system installed and working.
Engine & controls, gearbox, stern gear. John Deer 85Hp M2. Propeller & gearbox to be specified by purchaser.
All installed and working.
Dry ‘hospital type’ silent exhaust.
Flexible shaft coupling.
Non-drip shaft seal.
Oil sump pump.
Engine room - air ducts from outside provided for and shelves to support batteries and tanks.
Supplied with the appropriate certificate stating that all work has been carried out to RCD category B standard.
Please note: whilst we have tried to establish facts
wherever possible, any views given are only our opinions.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to forward your emails to Jackie and Jeff E-mail Ian
Created 29th March 2007 - Last updated 20 December 2011