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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Anteo 2 Tug
Anteo 2 Tug
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Forum Posts: 8
6th Oct 2018 20:05  
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Could someone advise me on a suitable brushed motor for the Anteo tug 800 mm length. Also how do you reverse motor,special esc or reversing switch ?
Thanks Dick

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Forum Posts: 797
7th Oct 2018 16:43  
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Dick, as far as I know model boat/car style ESCs have a reverse function.
I would think a geared 540 motor would be quite sufficient. People tend to overpower most model boats, especially those not required to take off like ducks on acid! Like tugs.


Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 468
7th Oct 2018 18:53  
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Hi Dick, I have a few tugs and the largest at 49" uses a geared 540 running from a 12v 7ah sla battery giving a good 90mins running time. This model weighs in at 15 kilos ready to sail. I also have a caldercraft model tug Joffre. Which is about 30" long and runs using a 6v monoperm motor and gearbox. 6v 4.5ah sla battery giving about 1 hour run time. Weight is 5kilos ready to sail. Hope this helps.
Cheers Colin.

Fair winds and calm waters,

Forum Posts: 8
14th Nov 2018 15:47  
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Thanks for your replies I've purchased mfa 2-1 500/550 motor.has pulley drive to drive shaft pulley

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