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Hi from the Marine Railway. This is the crank, the pully,, the heart of the Railway
The other day you all asked about the Marine Railway and does it work. HELL YA IT WORKS! George has kept working on the Railway for decades. There is a song in there. I suppose now I Am Now working on the railway is more accurate. I smell a video in the works. Hit it!
So when is Dina gonna come by? Oh boy, that took a strange turn. Hopefully its just my sick mind…Anyway, back to the Railway and how it works.
Bruiser checking the cable. Who’s a good boy? YOU ARE!
This lever moves the clutch.
A foot break.
All driven by a transmission out of some truck. I havnt gotten to deep into this yet, there is a spare. Which I am going to get rebuilt and on the shelf. Generally it stays in 2nd gear. That seems to be the best speed. Weight and gravaty and the break help the boats get back into the water
Old, and works like it should. Just like most of us.
The boat starts its journey in the water, the rail cradle is lowered under it on rails
SLOWLY the boat and cradle meet and move
The boat is cradled and adjusted as it rises to make sure its supported. Sweet Pea requirs some side support since she is a deep hull
Headed up the incline
The Railway can handle several boats at one time
Its slow, and very gentle on the boats. There used to be two railways here. I am thinking that area may be a good ramp at some point
This is the lift system from Algonac at the Chris Craft plant – I am planning on some sort of thing like this. Which was here at some point.
A rough sketch of how it may look. The one issue I am having is how this may work. I dont want to block the entry. And also there is an amazing view here. So this will change a bunch of times. But the concept of a Railway, a ramp, and lift makes sense.