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    jbkiwi
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    Re - There is a plan of a Fire Tug from Richard Webb

    Doesn't say in the ad if it's a particular design Peter, but it was built by Whangarei Shipyards.
    32.4m powered by Ruston/Paxman english electric engines of 1007kw ea (1350hp) Auxilliary power is 2x 200hp Caterpillars. Starboard engine had a PTO for a fire pump originally, but has been decommissioned. Pic of Kupe with fire monitors originally. Was a Wellington Harbour tug, then sold to port Taranaki. Whangarei Ship Building made 2 the same (delivered 1971 and 1972)
    They have built a number of tugs, ferries, landing barges and naval vessels etc over the years.

    Kupe was replaced in 2018 by a Turkish built tractor (pic) Voith system pic is of Toia, the sister ship.
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    Ianh
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    The SA water tractors have also a very high superstructure. There is no room under the deck as the drive units take up a lot of space😊
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    Cornwall model boats have both the Voith Scheinder and Schottel (Azimuth Drives) at a Price!
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    Umi Ryuzuki
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    Schottel drives 😊
    Small Graupner 1761.
    Still available via Bauer-Modelle
    or Krick Models @ Cornwall Modelboats.com
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    Umi Ryuzuki
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    LA Fireboat 2 Voith Schneider drives.

    Still available via Bauer-Modelle.de
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    Ianh
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    Yep OHSA
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    Ianh
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    As you can see the maneuverability of the Voith Units it can turn the tug/ Water Tractor in it's own length!
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    The voiths are under those white plates at the back SA Harbours access to the voiths was from the deck otherwise the thrustplate would foul at Richards Bay which although the largest harbour in SA had some funny shallow spots being a natural harbour
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    Guys
    SA Harbours had some of their water tractors fitted with fire fighting equipment. It made below decks extremely cramped and very noisy 90dB + especially with a couple of large turbo diesels running. I am sure the fire fighting equipment was an afterthought! Anything can happen in SA😊😊
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    There is a plan of a Fire Tug from Richard Webb that looks virtually identical to your NZ tug JB - Same very high superstructure , deck etc - except your NZ one has no fire monitors / hoses. Think its still available from Sarik
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