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Seaport workboat (Toby) - Posted: 9 months ago by EricMB
A nice still shot of the Tug on the lake today, towing a small barge with sand

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Response by EricMB on the 13th Nov 2016
Thanks to Jerry Hayes for the photo (and video of Captain Haddock)

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Dutch River - Posted: 10 months ago by Kipper
Night sailing, still more to do, work in progress.

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San Pedro - Posted: 10 months ago by figtree7nts
The San Pedro is a North American Push Boat.

She weighs in at 21 lbs
L.O.A. is 30"
Beam is 12"
Draft is 3" 5/8"

Her Engine Room Consist of:

Two MFA 919D 540 Type Motors with Single Ratio Metal Gearbox 2.5:1 Reduction
Two Mtroniks Viper Marine PNP 15
One Action Electronics Throttle & Rudder Mixer
Two 6 Volt SLA Batteries in series
Running time is estimated at 2 hrs

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Marie Felling - Posted: 11 months ago by manyboats
Return to building model boats after 45 years and first with R/C.
Fine kit by Mountfleet, though white metal castings getting a bit tired. Don't take it out sailing very often as it takes a lot of lead which I load each time. Quite a handful to launch. Sails well though.

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Response by Hande of Espoo on the 5th Nov 2016
Oh, how beautiful..!
Response by manyboats on the 7th Nov 2016
Well thank you. For what it was worth it got model of the year from my model ship club, but there was only one other entry. Looking for the time to do some building blogs on some of my other boats incase they might be of use to other builders.

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Rhiannon Eve TID tug - Posted: 11 months ago by sigfortunata
Rebuilt TID from a Bring and Buy table.

MFA 800 12v , 55mm prop built to tow 😉

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Dutch River - Posted: 12 months ago by Kipper
deleted, tried to modify, it didn't want to know, so took the lot off.

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Response by don6398 on the 18th Sep 2016
Excellent looking tug did you put any lighting on it. I am building AZIZ kit which is being quite demanding. I like tugs because represent brute force.
I have a 55 inch tug with sound system which was built from scratch
Response by Kipper on the 4th Nov 2016
She is lit, full set of Nav lights, plus a set of 3 towing lamps either side of the mast, 2 spots lighting the rear deck, bridge lights & partial lighting in the lower cabins.

There are other lights to add yet, i.e. search lights on the bridge roof, foredeck spotlamp And 3 lamps around the superstructure above doors.

Last month she won our clubs 'Torchlight Regatta' trophy, was well chuffed. 😀
Response by manyboats on the 7th Nov 2016
Nice.... Model slipway do make a nice kit. Built their Tsekoa last year and was very happy with it.

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Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 1 year ago by EricMB
Here's the photos of the cord coming through the middle of the crane, connected to the sail winch on the bottom end. The bracket to get it to go round 90 degrees had to be modified as it started jamming with no weight on the hook, now a piece of bent tube cut in half as a channel.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 11th Jun 2016
I will say it again, truly ingenious what you've accomplished. job well done, are you an engineer?
Response by EricMB on the 12th Jun 2016
Nope, an Estate Agent! (As well as bring the son of an engineer... %uD83D%uDE0E)
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Jun 2016
That explains your abilities! My abilities are what can I glue next!

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Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 1 year ago by EricMB
Crane story continued.. once the swash plate was connected via servo arms to the jib, I had to develop an arm to control them from a servo - pics attached. Once the bracket was attached to the servo, it allowed the jib to move up and down, whilst the turret rotated. I then had to work out how to rotate the turret! More photos to follow..

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Response by figtree7nts on the 7th Jun 2016
WOW! truly ingenious!! very good. 👍
Response by EricMB on the 11th Jun 2016
As the turret is mounted on a hollow tube, this allows the cord to run through the middle of the crane, over the jib and down to the hook, and on the other end, attached to a sail winch so that the hook can be raised and lowered. Will add pics in a sec.
Response by Julio on the 13th Nov 2016
Nice job...

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Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 1 year ago by EricMB
So, the crane story. Here are pics of the crane in it's original guise - essentially the jib raised and lowered and the turret rotated. I decided to add extensions to the jib internally, and then use servo arms to send them through the deck (inside the turret) such that a servo could raise and lower them from below deck. The issue was trying to get a mechanism that would allow the arm to raise/lower, whilst being able to rotate from inboard to outboard! Solution - a helicopter swash plate from a crashed Blade! The connection joints had to be moved around the swash plate (refixed with superglue) to make it symetrical. More photos to follow..

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Response by figtree7nts on the 10th Jun 2016
Question how do you control the line going up and down?
Response by EricMB on the 12th Nov 2016
Sorry, didn't realise I hadn't answered this question! I used a sail winch mounted under the deck, with the line going through the central tube that the crane is mounted on. I had to add a piece of curved plastic to allow it to go round 90 degrees (half a piece of the inside of a ball point pen!) but it works well.

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Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 1 year ago by EricMB
Here's a heavily modified Seaport Workboat - Toby. Videos to follow - the crane now works in three axis, and it has sound courtesy of a Technobots sound module. The searchlight works, as do the radar, running lights and nav lights.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 6th Jun 2016
Great looking Tugboat, can't wait to see a Video!
Response by figtree7nts on the 6th Jun 2016
Ok, belay my last! nice video oops on the other Tug!
Response by Doug on the 6th Jun 2016
A very nice modification, I saw you both at the TUG DAY at Bournville MBC yesterday.


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