Hi Ed and Colin, thanks for your promp replies in helping me decide. Ihad sort of come to the same conclusion but reassurance from experienced sailors is always welcome. Iwill put an order in to cornwall models tomorrow morning. Cheers. Neil . Live long and prosper.
Could someone advise on which motor to use in a smit amsterdam tug of approx 40 ins long with a 4 blade 3 ins dia. Prop and 4 mm. shaft, I want to run on 12v sealed lead acid battery. I am not going to tow anything but would still like a bit of power. Cheers. Neil.
I have two sailing boats, two tugs, one trawler,one pilot boat, one speedboat all working. Restoring one robbe dusseldorf, building one tamar lifeboat,helping my son with a 48" perkasa and I have two lesro fire tenders waiting to be restored and a steam launch to build and now I am wondering why I keep looking at other boats and dreaming. Good job my wife understands, I just can't help myself!
Hi Alan. I am building a model slipway tamar at the moment,I have completed all the main construction. There are one or two things you need to look at and study before assembly so if you decide to purchase a kit mail me and I will help in any way I can with the things that I found during my build.
I have recently started to build a model slipway tamar class lifeboat and when marking out the holes for the bow thruster I noticed that the lower spray rails were not symetrical and that the front 220mm of the port side needed building up gradually from 0 to 5mm and back to 0 in order to correct the problem. I only noticed this because I printed two bow thruster position patterns instead of using the one supplied in the booklet and when used together showed up the problem. Not to difficult to resolve, but hope this might be useful to other tammar builders. If anyone has any other hints or tips for making this boat I would be most grateful👍
Hi Alan I would be very interested in one of your boats I am just finishing a Perkasa and a fire tender would be a good companion I live in Preston so would have no problem in collecting . Hope one is still available Regards. Neil.