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Alan W Spencer 55 Priory Gardens Burnham on Sea Somerset TA8 1QW. Your going to love this ! We have a PayPal account that we use for Ebay , which we will use for you, what are the details we type in ? I would actually prefer to send a cheque that you could clear and then send me hull.
I have a Springer tug hull to dispose of. Sorry all now moved on to new owners All GRP Approx 18 inches long x 8 inches wide 5 inches deep. All with a built in keel. Can be built into anything you can think of.. If anybody would like one and just pay the postage and maybe a small donation to the forum there more than welcome to one.
OK, I have three Tugboats one cabin cruiser and one speed boat! And if you saw the amount of room I have, you would wonda how. Of course let's not forget the two 43" barges I have! And two foam Barges There is no set number to how many you have it's a hobby! Did I neglect to mention it's addicting.......... Where's my next Build? LOL😁 Oop's I forgot to mention one foam pier!
A few more little items now added. And still a lot to make and do. Another 20 shipping containers to make for a start. As the superstructure is removable I was thinking I should make all the rear deck area as the same removable. I then would be able to make another rear deck with a different type of cargo and another type of superstructure both to fit the same Hull. Hence a few boats all using the same Hull and running gear. Having the advantage of Not having to buy another hull or the electronics and motors... Running gear and the electronics I have not as yet sorted anything out. So will have to look about for that OR use the electronics and motors from the Ayton Cross tug as I made them removable as well. Another wait and see thing I guess...
[Score: 10/10] 34" Rhonnda Capable of 6mph and a runtime of 120mins Belt to a Turnigy 2830. (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Alex Engel Sub Commander 30 amp ESC - Comments: Own Design of 1909 Bristol Tug, Semi scale. Build using Foam and nylon stockings. Featured in Model Boats Mag March and April 2017. PlanFeature.
Hi chugalone 100 Welcome to the site. You can fibreglass with different types of resin and cloth. If you are making and casting a fibreglass hull use fibreglass matting but to cover a hull lightweight fibreglass cloth is best. This is the type shown in the suggested video. Resin can be epoxy or polyester based but the latter is generally cheaper and in my opinion is easier to use and doesn't require thinning with alcohol. It is sold as layup resin and is supplied with hardener. Do follow the instructions re quantity of each part and mix thoroughly. If you are using epoxy Iso Propyl Alcohol is the type to use and is clear. The video shows using a brush to apply the resin and whilst this is OK it will give a very thick and heavy coating. I use the brush to apply and then a credit card sized piece of plasticard to spread the resin over and into the surface of the cloth resulting in an almost opaque finish with the weave showing through. You do need to have a good surface to work with as any imperfections will show when the resin hardens. Once dry give a light sanding all over to remove any imperfections and fill any holes with car body filler and sand smooth. I then apply a very thin top coat of the resin using a brush. When dry use wet and dry to sand and if necessary apply further thin coats until you have the finish you require. I have a local supplier and if you visit the site http://www.resin-supplies.co.u k/product.htm all the resins/cloths etc are listed. Using Google should bring up a local supplier. you do need to follow the safety instructions to protect yourself and wear appropriate protection for your hands, eyes and breathing, it is also best to apply in a well ventilated area and not on a cold day. The end result will be well worth the effort to keep your tug waterproof. You could also paint the resin over thye inside of the hull to protect the wood from any water that doeos find its way inside. Dave
Beat me to it, I have used WEP and scrap plastic, to strengthen all joints in a Plastic TID tug, Corvette and my latest build Vosper Gun boat.I used a small jam jar as issued with my toasted tea cake at Costa coffee, just cut up some scrap plastic into jar, pour in enough WEP to cover, seal jar with lid leave over night, then using a cheap brush paint inside and in your case outside joint, after cleaning surfaces first. My TID tug, has stood up to of many a knock, with no leaks so far, apart from when my Brother ran it down with his RC yacht and she turned turtle took on water and down she went , after a quick rescue and trip to park gents to use its hand drier, she was soon back sailing, joints still intact :-)