Posted by: towmasters | February 14, 2011

Photo Of The Week – 2/14/11

Unless you’re a bankster, or one of the politicians that enable them, times are mostly tough all over in the good ol’ U.S.A. For antiquated single-screw tugs in particular, work can be especially hard to come by: the all-single-screw Vinik Marine fleet waits for a job at their float in Raritan Bay.

If you wish to understand how and why our economic system got horribly corrupted and looted, Griftopia is a must-read.



  1. I’d say its also pretty hard to get work when only one of your boats has radar and another appears to not have any running lights.

  2. I cut my teeth on an old single screw, yeah there old outdated unsafe junk, takes an old pro 2 run one 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Don’t feel bad you would be surprised on how few captians actually know how to operate a
    single screw tug so hold your heads high the old
    school is the only school

  4. Running those boats is defiantly an dying skill, and it really makes you a better boat handler when it’s what you started with. The couple skippers I have really learned boat handling from have always said at the very least when light boat drive what ever you are on like its got one wheel.

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