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matinda 111 - Posted: 1 year ago by chrys
64in long made from strip plank kauri and then glassed. 2.1 reduction on electric motor

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Response by chrys on the 9th Jan 2017
Hi.
It wieghs rougly 44 kg. or 97lb.
No i havnt found anything to tow but held onto it once and it has a lot of power.
Keith.
Response by jarvo on the 9th Jan 2017
I have used my tugs to tow me round in a dingy, the looks from people watching are superb
Response by figtree7nts on the 10th Jan 2017
Hi chrys
Well, at 97Lbs that's quite impressive, you must make a video!

Hi jarvo
I'm must say I'm guilty of towing a rowboat while I was in it too.
People at the pond where amazed at how much power my little Tugboat had.

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Creepy - Posted: 2 years ago by chumbucket
This is Creepy,a springer tug that is 5 yrs old now.He pushes #1200lb pumpkins for the pumpkin regatta along with saving many of the PMPBA club members boats from certain sinking or floating away.I never go to any of the club floats without him.He runs a Harbor freight 550 motor running a Target Hobby 320amp ESC,on a 5000mah 2s lipo battery.The plans can be downloaded free off the internet and takes about a week to build for the experienced builder,Great for the new boat builders to do because its an easy build tug.Simple door skins,some balsa,1/2a running gear from Dumas,1.5 brass prop,2x2 rudder from aluminum,cheap 2channel radio,ESC from Target Hobby.

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Response by jarvo on the 24th Dec 2016
Thank god we dont have 1200 pound pumpkins floating around our lake!!!! just goes to show what these small tugs can do

Mark

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Michael (formerly Carol Moran) - Posted: 2 years ago by Ron
My grandson Michael helped me build this kit last winter. We had fun researching existing tug boats of the era, and upgrading some of the details. After the bath tub test, I changed from direct drive to a 3:1 ratio motor to keep it running at a scale speed.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 22nd Nov 2016
Great job, on the Tug Michael AKA Carol Moran.
I see the grandson is an aspiring model builder again great job.

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Seaport workboat (Toby) - Posted: 2 years ago by EricMB
New crew member on board yesterday - caught him having a sit down!

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Response by justintime2001 on the 13th Nov 2016
Brilliant 😁
Response by figtree7nts on the 13th Nov 2016
Every now and again you have to take a sit, relax look on to the water before your told get back to work!

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Seaport workboat (Toby) - Posted: 2 years 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: 2 years ago by Kipper
Night sailing, still more to do, work in progress.

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San Pedro - Posted: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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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