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Old 07-30-2008, 09:11 AM
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Default Showboat steering

The recent showboat thread got me wondering again about the steering and engine signal arrangement between the showboat barge and the towboat. It was stated in an earlier thread on this subject that there was a connection between the two so that the whole rig could be controlled from the showboat pilothouse. Seems to me that that would involve great lengths of line, with the inherent stretch problems of rope. Also the open section between the stern of the barge and the forward part of the towboat cabin is an area that would seem to be full for potential problems and snags for running lines. Was the connection made up semi-permanently or was it a temporary rig? How did they handle engine signals? Was natural fiber line used to the end or did later rigs use wire rope? Do the steering arrangements still exist on the Golden Rod and Majestic?
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