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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > First Boat Build in Progress
First Boat Build in Progress
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metalikhajoe
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Forum Posts: 3
23rd Apr 2017 06:49  
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Hello everyone! just starting on my first tow/pusher tug boat. planning to build this from scratch. found a pix of a boat dat I wanted and came up with this. Not much details on it yet but its always good to start somewhere.Laser cut cardboard box material for now. will use marine plywood once all details and proper measurements are ok.


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John
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 74
23rd Apr 2017 16:01  
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Looks good!


Happy sailing.

John.
Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 104
23rd Apr 2017 20:13  
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Looks really well, if this is your first build I'm really looking forward to what you build when you are on your tenth!!
Cheers
Wayne

metalikhajoe
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
27th Apr 2017 11:22  
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thanks john n wayne! im still trying to adjust some measurements and will mock up some details as well. Yes wayne guess we could not have enough boats in our harbours. hahaha

joel

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 318
27th Apr 2017 15:35  
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Your Push Tug looks very nice! What scale is she? I built the San Pedro by Dumas Inc. She's a 1:32 scale boat LOA is 30" her breath is 12" and her draft is 3.5" and she weighs 21lbs.


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"Fair winds calm Seas"
metalikhajoe
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
28th Apr 2017 04:29  
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Hello figtree7nts! Yikes! Im not sure about the scale but I just made my drawings 30 inches in length also by about 14 inches wide (breath) Its almost 16 inches in height. Sorry I dont know the right terms but I will learn. Not sure how much she will weigh but its all in cardboard box for now. She would probably look very similar to your tug. thanks for the reply and the pix. Hope its ok if I use it as reference for my own build. Attached is the pix where Im basing my build.

thanks


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figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 318
28th Apr 2017 11:29  
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Hi metalikhajoe

I can't wait to see your build post! Yes, you can use mine as a reference! I think yours will be about 3/8" = 1' foot or 1:32 scale that's what mine is! have you figured out where your going to get you fittings from? or are you going to make your own?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 318
28th Apr 2017 12:56  
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After a closer look, I'm not sure what scale she is!
Can't wait to see what she look's like when she's completed.


"Fair winds calm Seas"