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HomeLiving Afloat • Engine(room)s in barges

Engine(room)s in barges

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See also: Common marine engines in barges

This page is dedicated to the engine(room)s aboard barges. Often people remove the engine if the boat will be used for static use, such as a house boat. I don't recommend doing this. You don't win that much space and whenever the boats need to be moved, you need a tug or pusher.

And here was one day the engine (room)...

Engines are often removed since they are expensive and can cover some other costs


See also: Common marine engines in barges

The main item in the engine room is the engine. It is also the object that, in most cases, taking the biggest space. These days all inland barges have diesel powered engines.

A Kromhout 1 cyl. 45hp engine from 1919

Propeller shaft & grease pump

Where the shaft leaves the ship. On the left you notice the grease pump to avoid water coming in by the shaft.

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