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Old 10-01-2012, 08:51 PM
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Decided to leave my safety zone of the Gulf and South East and do some work on a "special" fleet of boats. Yes that is the Time Bandit on the hard getting some new engines (and tons of other work). Will be an interesting couple of days up here in Alaska. Its an amazing place coming from a Florida boy!

By the way supposedly that is the biggest travel lift in existence. It absolutely huge and makes the Time Bandit look small in it. Twice the size of the biggest one I have ever seen on the East Coast.

We plan to sea trial in the next couple days before the boys head off for King crab season. Many of the boats have already left so its crunch time!

Look at those fire engine red CUMMINS!
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nice big rigs...
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Great pictures. Give us more.
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That's a monster lift... what's the tonnage? I have interest in a shipyard where we have a 150 ton and I thought that was big.

Looks like a pretty cool gig... especially if you don't have to spend the winter!
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I need a cummins slightly smaller 440-500 hp.. That is probably the hp of their bow thruster sweet pics must have more
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How often do they repower/reprop/etc? Is that a hatch or did you need to cut into the hull to install the new power? What's the HP rating on the new power?

I love that show (Time Bandit is probably my favorite ship on it, too).
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Very cool! Amazing they have to cut a huge hole in the hull to replace the engines.

As to the travel lift. The Derecktor Shipyard in Dania Beach FL just got a new one (900 ton) This thing is massive, I pass by it every time I take the boat out.

http://www.derecktor.com/shell_home....rida_lift.html

"will be the largest mobile unit in Florida and the tallest in the world"
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Thank you for posting. Nice to see them like that.
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Great pictures.
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Cool pics! Would love more info/gossip about the ships and the show! I've always wondered why they did not spend more air time on the differences between the boats. Which arrangement is better in what conditions? Etc. I suspect it is YF v. Contender like when it comes to crab boat layouts. Would like to hear more about it!

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Does the travellift comes equiped with power steering? I sure hope so.
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I'd also be interested in hearing more about the electronics they use on these boats. How many elements is the transducer, for example, if they're dropping the pots 2400 feet. What's the range on the radar? etcetcetc.
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Oh lord I hope those aren't ISX Cummins like they appear to be.... going to know what it means to be broke down. I know all engines do but as a ISX dealer... just shaking my head. lol I can't tell what they are.. look a lot like ISX's though.
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I will be here till the boat is sea trialed and on its way. Will do my best to keep the picks up to date. The entire crew is here Andy, Jonathan, Neil, Scott, Josh, Mike and they are all hard a work. Even have a camara guy walking around filming us. I hope the engines start up without issue. No pressure on this one.

On a steel boat like this its easiest to cut holes in the sides. The boat has been repowered a couple times so its the same hole that gets opened up and re-welded. They will have it sealed up in a couple hours.

Tons of wiring, pipe work, and mounting to do the next two days. I will post a bunch of pictures.

The travel lift is the biggest I have ever seen, looks to be the same size as the one in Dania. The sticker shows just over 2,000,000 pounds. Yes 2 million pounds! So thats around 900 tons. But this one is on a remote island in Alaska to that makes it cool.
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Oh lord I hope those aren't ISX Cummins like they appear to be.... going to know what it means to be broke down. I know all engines do but as a ISX dealer... just shaking my head. lol I can't tell what they are.. look a lot like ISX's though.

No sir these are not on-highway engines. The ISX is a 15 liter on-highway engine and not a Cummins marine product. Boats like these are in High Horsepower World. These engines are QSK19 High Pressure Common Rail in-line six's rated at 660HP @ 1800 RPM continuous use. So they are designed to run on the pins all the time. They are also used in mine trucks, crewboats, tugs, pushboats, generators, pumps, bowthrusters, etc. It’s only on highway use are the Australian truck trains that cross Australia. Google them, they are impressive!
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Holy B12 zincs batman! Very cool
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We all know "sport fish row" in FL and the east coast. This is the Alaska version. Crab Boat Row!


Yes the one on the right is the Alaska State Highway Troopers boat.
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Great pics. What's the story with cornelia Marie. What's she getting done?
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Great insight, thank you for taking time to uploadthe great pics.

I, as are many others, am very interested .... and not just in the show.
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Great post and pics! Keep me coming as time permits.

Well done

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