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Author: Steve-Teresa   Posts: 3   Photos: 7   Subscribers: 1   Views: 317   Responses: 17   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
getting there - Posted: 17th Jul 2018
well, bathroom trial's have taken place, a few adjustments, i.e positioning of the battery for balance, otherwise no bad at all, sit's ok may need a little balancing with weights but the open pond will allow travel and view from all angle's, electrics are in and basic, old transmitter and receiver, a cheep ebay esc, new motors, shafts, prop's and rudders, all working together well, the rest is as mentioned "stuff" that I found in the loft, shed and junk room.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Jul 2018
I look forward to the sea trials.
You've done a great job on her!👍
I think she came out better than my San Pedro!

Cheers, Ed
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 18th Jul 2018
Hi Ed.. Thanks for looking and saying I have done a great job👍, not sure if its as good as your San Pedro. it has been a fun build and turned out better than I thought it would, still those little bits to do.. this build has the possibility to continue for a while yet as bits and extra's are added.😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 18th Jul 2018
Model boat building has a habit of doing that Steve 😉
a bit more done - Posted: 13th Jul 2018
just an update, the top deck and cabin is nearly done... work on the hull continues.

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Response by Joburg-sailor on the 16th Jul 2018
Interesting take on a rescue boat that was sent to me from a friend in Brisbane OZ.
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 16th Jul 2018
Hi, yes it is a odd way, not something I would have done but it must work ok.
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Jul 2018
Probably raises a few laughs and smiles😉 in action too!
push tug.. - Posted: 7th Jul 2018
Having put together a couple of "kit's" over the years, normally with fiberglass hull, I decided after having a electrical failure while on the local pond that I could do with something to retrieve a stricken boat, but with what and how, well after posing the question of what others do I decided to have a look about and found some idea's for a push tug, it seemed like the ideal thing and was something like I was looking for, I didn't purchase a kit, instead decided to build it myself...
After making the hull according to the plan's, I looked at it and thought... na, that won't work. the plan's gave the hull a half moon shape, I found that it didn't balance well and needed a fair bit of weight due to the displacement, so I cut the bottom of and now is a flat bottom vassal, this sat better and stable in water.. I intend to run it on a 12v sla battery and two Mtroniks 600 motors... the deck and cabin has copied the general shape but a few changes to add features and suit the design that pop's into my head as I go... its coming along well I think... all materials are mostly odd's and end's, bit's I find and mixed wood except the deck's which I intend to varnish with white sides..

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Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Jul 2018
Your Push Tug is taking shape, Very good!👍
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 10th Jul 2018
Thank's... a slight change of plan with the colour, the hull is now dark green, but it suit's.. the cabin is still white, I still want to do the decks with varnish with white sides... I will post a few photos soon...