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Sun Tug MK25 - Posted: 7 years ago by Gregg
My Sun Tug MK25 version, originally adapted from a Lesro Sun Tug Kit, actually still being built [not quite yet complete] but seaworthy enough to get some testing time In the water. It has more than enough power to haul my dusseldorf along when the batteries are flat after some time sailing, so rather than pull the fireboat out, decided to let the tug do some work.
Powered by a hectoperm motor with 3:1 gearbox,twin 6v gel batteries,water pump to operate the fire monitors,engine sound, nav lights, Interior lights [cabins] rotating radar scanner,

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john king tug - Posted: 7 years ago by larrywhetton
my john king tug scratch built from a mmI plan .
950 motor turing 70mm prop on 12vlt power.

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DOUGLAS GREG TUG SAN PEDRO - Posted: 8 years ago by deckape
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF MY 1971 DOUGLAS CREG TUG SAN PEDRO IN DISPLAY AND UNDERWAY

FRANKLYN DAY
RETIRED U.S.S. NAVY BMC

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Response by deckape on the 27th Jun 2010
John your all set now, all you need Is scratch the rest of the goat and your on the way a lot money saved concidered too. the extra detail set has the costome made stand and the fittings with the lighting system for your running nad toeing lights. a great set and must for this tug. I hope you get the hull.
Response by sunworksco on the 17th Jul 2010
I'm building everything from the Inside of the hull upward out of #260 brass and 304 stainless steel.I just bought a MiniFlam torch for hard silver soldering the sheets.http://www.silversmithing.com/miniflam-product-review.htm
Regards,
John
Response by deckape on the 18th Jul 2010
Thats how you do It John I built mine the same way from her keel to the fore top. These Hatman douglas Greg Tugs are very popular to scale boaters. they are a lot different ever scince Harbor models got there hands on It. Like I memtioned before when Dwight was ghetting Ill all the molds went to Steve Lillard they were all destroyed because he didn,t use the proper mold release agent. Harbor has done a fine job reconstructing the molds. Take your time It will be a fine tug when done and one heck of a show stopper. Franklyn

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Smit Hunter - Posted: 9 years ago by DDG 51
This tug boat Is almost finished, she Is based om my fiberglass hull. Power Is 2x Speed 700, lenght Is 104 cm

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Response by TowboatJR on the 19th Nov 2009
I like that Smit Hunter shes a pretty boat I'm building It right now still have a good ways to go...but If you have some pictures of the Inside that would be cool to see
Response by BASHER on the 6th May 2011
Superb build and really nice ship nice paint job..love It

IAN
Response by Firenut on the 2nd Jun 2012
at the start of my Interest In boats I thought of fire boats, RNLI type of sailing but the detial on some of the tugs are amazing!! giving It some thought at the moment what to get Into 😎

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Freelance tug - sort of! - Posted: 9 years ago by ronniekh
As the name suggests, this Is a scratch build sort of tug. The hull Is based on a (very small) Pinacce photo of a model steam open boat. I did not fancy making a steam unit (time Is the problem) and I had had an Idea of doing a tug for quite a while. I liked the shape so started In the usual way. I wanted to keep the cost down and so almost everything Is scratch made, though a few bits were "borrowed" from where I work - an engineering firm. Most of the work on this model Is more of an experiment for my next tug which will also be from scratch but will have everything working. The "Archer". The winches are at the moment none working, the doors do not open, I have no Idea If there Is any tug that looks anything like this but I am very pleased with the result. I hope you like It.

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Response by Peter HS93 on the 21st Apr 2009
Realey nice boat , any chance of some more Info please what are you using for the hull planks ?

Peter

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Amsterdam - Posted: 9 years ago by oldiron
My Amsterdam Is done from an old Latina kit. It has the board on frame hull construction of the older kits. I've done some modifications from the kit such as, larger bridle winch, bridle assemblies, extra aft deck detail, lowered engine room cover, brass lifting boom, recessed anchor pockets, enlarged rudder and various miscelaneous detail changes.
John

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Response by deckape on the 21st May 2010
Very Nice I have the same kit I sail It akmost every week end a great Tug 12 volt Dumas motor 3 to 1 ratio. running light and tow light plus horn all work a Hargy Well Done.
Response by oldiron on the 21st May 2010
Thanks very much. I use a Decaperm motor In mine. I have the same lighting and horn features too. I agree, Its a good reliable vessel.

John

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big one - Posted: 9 years ago by russell
this model was made by me from scratch of the london tug Ionia 56 Inches long 12inch beam she has a bow thuster fitted to help the steering nav lights and cat diesel sound generator and Its very heavy thats why Its not In the water very often I getting to old to lift It In at 73 Its a young man boat the hull Is fibraglass but It looks so well In the water .
Response by battleshipbuff on the 24th Mar 2010
Hi,I have now purchased Russels superb model,and It really Is a beaut! It has now sailed Into Its new Port, near Falmouth, Cornwall.As was the real tug, It will be renamed "St.Mawes" and painted In the Falmouth Towage colours, to compliment my 2 other Falmouth Tugs,"St.Denys" and "St.Levan" The real tug, has long since been sold, reverted to her former name of "Ionia" again, and now lies rusting away, at Bideford,in Devon, where there Is some talk of her being converted Into a floating Cafe ! As for the model,I hope to be able to use It regularly, both for static displays,in aid of the RNLI, or Indeed, on the water. THANKS Russ, for keeping your faith In me,I am so proud to own It.

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Watergeus - Posted: 9 years ago by Hansen
This tug Is In scale 1:25, used two 900 motors. Still need a lot of details. Models are based on my own fiberglass hull

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Tito Neri - Posted: 9 years ago by Hansen
On the picturesI Is my not finished Tito Neri, based on Graupners kit. As all my heavy tugs Tito have Installed water ballast Instead lead

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Response by PETERCHRISTOPHER on the 27th Jan 2014
Hi, I am about to build the Imara with a finished weight of 19kg. Your choice of water ballast Is of great Interest to me as I will not be capable of lifting mine when finished. If you are able to email me some details of how you constructed your ballast tanks, It would be greatly appreciated.

kind regards

Peter email: (PM Only - Admin)

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Braveheart - Posted: 9 years ago by Hansen
This tug Is based on my own fiberglass hull. She Is 91 cm long, two Schottle drives with Speed 900 motors

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