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    (Tug Boat) Oliver W
    Scratch build, Francis Smith plans 1986, 5 year project, started day of nephews birth, he'll receive it next week. (Motor: Makita) (ESC: Dumas MSC) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Ayton Cross
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    You're English is fine, thanks for responding!
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    πŸ’¬ Ayton Cross Tug
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very detailed crane, does it operate? Would you post more pics?

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    πŸ’¬ RAF Crash Tender
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was cruising the blogs, and saw this from 3 years ago, I'm guessing you're retired now%uD83D%uDE06! We're able to finish it? Your perseverance is commendable.

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    πŸ’¬ Wm. Lyon Mackenzie
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    WOW! That is a wonderful looking boat! Will you share video of it operating?

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    πŸ’¬ dusseldorf fireboat
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Do you have one pump operating for all the monitors?

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    πŸ’¬ Another crash tender
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Must get a bigger house! When you have that much enjoyment from a hobby, keep going!

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    πŸ’¬ R.N.L.B. Lady MacRobert (Montrose Lifeboat)
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    That's the best kind of bug to get bit by! Very nice refit!

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Oliver W
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Scratch build, Francis Smith plans 1986, 5 year project, started day of nephews birth, he'll receive it next week. (Motor: Makita) (ESC: Dumas MSC) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ Oliver W
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    37" tug, near completion, Futaba radio, single screw, fire monitor, bilge pump, deisel sound, for nephew.

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    πŸ“ Oliver W, 37" tug boat
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    I started this April of 2010, for my newly born nephew, yup, you guessed It he's five now, and his tug will be finished next weekend when they come for a visit! Scratch built, Ram sound unit, Bilge pump, single 12V brushed motor, Dumas mechanical speed control, a single water monitor, operated via Futaba 4 channel.
    Internal arrangement of gear, not yet set, however In water testing, the boat Is very stable, will update when completed.

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    πŸ’¬ Fire-Boat Edward Cotter
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    How do you simulate the spray pattern? Most monitors just stream.

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    πŸ’¬ Edward M.Cotter Fire-boat
    4 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice build! There is a company in California USA, Harbormodels.com, that has monitors and other very nice fittings, hardware, electronics, I purchased one for my tug. Good prices.

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    πŸ’¬ Completed
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent! I especially appreciate the time you took to document, and share with the rest of us (newer boaters), this hobby is rewarding.

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    πŸ’¬ The Shuswap Lake Navy
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Turned out to be Tacoma fire boat #1. The AlkI has been sold.

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    πŸ’¬ The Shuswap Lake Navy
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wonderful hobby! I live 1800 miles from my Dad! Will be seeing him this week in Seattle, we're going to Tacoma for reference photos of the AlkI Fireboat, it's in dry dock on display, can finally capture the below water line details! Pop is "onboard" with the outing!

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    πŸ“ Superstructure
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for the direction, it's rewarding to build, but I don't want it to become a submarine, that's next years project!

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    πŸ“ Superstructure
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Mark,
    Its for the superstructure, I haven't
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    Length, the 3 ply 1/16" thick is available
    In that length. Thanks for responding!

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    πŸ“ Superstructure
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can 3 ply sheet, be substituted for vertical grain sheet?

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    πŸ’¬ update on fire boat
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    I'm new too, was in to boats in the early 80's, now back, wow! Lot of great advancements, thanks for posting your work!

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    πŸ“ Guestbook Post
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent site!! The blogs and responses have been very helpful, especially the neat tricks for installing running gear and accessing the components.
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    πŸ’¬ Main deck fitted.
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    You're making fine progress! I like the way you approached the decking and access to the electrical.

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    πŸ’¬ Alacran
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ambitious! Looking forward to progress pics
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    πŸ’¬ This Is my fleet
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    I really like the Katie Alice! What are her dimensions?
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    πŸ’¬ Fire!
    5 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very nice demo!! I'm getting my nephew interested in tugs and fire boats, these pics will do nicely!

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    πŸ“ Oliver S
    6 years ago by Squirtgun ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi!
    This is a scratch build from plans, of the "Angel's Gate II" , at the Los Angeles Maritime museum. This example has a bilge pump, diesel horn, and will be adding a fire monitor. My nephew is pretty excited about it, he is 4, and already has been practicing with the transmitter!

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