Saturday, November 1, 2008

Video Upload Try Numeber 2

Let's try this.Currently as I'm typing the video should be uploading.It is however taking light years so whatever.This video,if it ever uploads, is just a short one I took while in Mississippi during the terrible dredge days earlier this Summer.It was a common occurrence while headed out to the dump sight to run into a thunderstorm squall.The day this video was taken was a bit different.It was July 4 weekend so every one and there brother was out fishing,drinking and just generally getting in the way.Once the storm rolled in visibility went to near zero and many pleasure boaters seemed to be confused as to how to handle the situation.We handled it the best we could which means lay on the airhorn and scare the living hell out of every boater in the area,haha.One hour later...........Ummmmm it was downloaading but yeah now it says processing and yeah it isn't happening people,sorry I tried.Whoa my camera is a good one and this video looks poopy.

9 comments:

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

You got it my man, now that is what's going to make what you do come to life. I just put down my newest copy of Professional Mariner and figured I'd stop by your blog.

Question for you, my lobster boat runs a 23X26 wheel that turns 2800 rpm from a 300 HP Caterpillar Diesel. Just curious about what your vessel runs, I know that all the numbers will be far more but still wonderding??

DEDH out

Swamp Thing said...

Good job, T. I haven't figured out how to do it yet!

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

YOU DA MAN! Works great now! Very cool!

Swamp Thing said...

PS for your Nov. trip, we have a guided duck/goose combo reserved for tuesday morning.

tugboatdude said...

DEDH I have been informed by the engineer that the wheel is around 8 1/4 feet tall 109 inches pitch runs around 850 rpm giving out 2100 horses and we are twin screw as well so double that and there you go.I know they make a ton of noise haha.

tugboatdude said...

Thanks Rabid it did take forever for such a short video but I have tons of time to kill out here so I will be doing more in the future no doubt.

tugboatdude said...

Hey Swamp Nutz yes my friend that sounds awesome I'm greatly looking forward to downing some birds.

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

That's awesome, my boat is about 11 feet wide at the stern... 300 HP will push my boat around 30 knots at 2850 RPM, I can only imagine what the top speed is for the tug...

tugboatdude said...

DEDH honestly light boat,not towing,and light on fuel and water we only top out around 13-15 knots.The boat weighs 189 GRT and is over 120 feet long so it's a pig.