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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Ocean Going Tugs => : bigford December 11, 2007, 14:29:45

: Smit hunter
: bigford December 11, 2007, 14:29:45
my smit hunter in the works
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/bigfordf550/smit-hunter06.jpg)
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/bigfordf550/smit_hunter05.jpg)
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugnut January 06, 2008, 13:48:10
Hi bigford Looking good got more pics yet
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 January 28, 2008, 07:55:25
Looking REAL GOOD! Can't wait to see more! :)   Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 February 04, 2008, 08:27:38
What are the dimensions of the model? Where did you get the nozzels and struts? Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: Stavros February 04, 2008, 13:39:48
It is the Happy Hunter model by Robbie,the Korts are what Robbie supply,The Smit Hunter is the Happy Hunters sister Tug


Stavros
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: model tugman February 05, 2008, 11:10:32
That was some Exhaust uptake fire there.  the Exhaust drenching system obviously didnt work.
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 February 05, 2008, 18:27:04
I may be way off here, but I believe that Smit no longer owns the tug. Anybody have more info?  Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford February 05, 2008, 18:39:17
the tug was writen off as a total loss as was cut up
there is a pic on the net some where of her cut up :(
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 February 06, 2008, 18:15:19
SAD!!!! :'(    Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: Flyers February 29, 2008, 10:53:18
This is her history:

Registered: IMO 7708986 /(NLD)IVR 25.07882 /(BHM)ON 710731
862 GRT, 133 NRT, L51,08m(46,08), B12,07m, D5,522m(6,02)
2 cpp +nozzle, 1 bowthr.350hp, 2x diesel 4tew 6cyl K.H.Deutz (nr.515-097 + 515-098) type RSBV6M540, 6000bhp-4413kW total, sp 11kn, bp 80t

HAPPY HUNTER
1978 -14/04: Launched by "ASM - Arnhemse Scheepsbouw Mij" at Arnhem (NLD) (YN 477)  (keel laid 23/12/1977)
        (after delivery, the wharve closed down)
1978: completed by "Van der Giessen-De Noord" at Alblasserdam (NLD)
1978 -22/06: delivered to "Mammoet Transport BV" at Amsterdam (NLD)
        (NLD flag, regd Amsterdam, IVR 25.07882, c/s PENH)
1979 -04/07: To "Scheepvaartmaatschappij 'De Kromme Waal' BV" at Amsterdam (NLD)
1982 -13/07: in 'bare boat' charter to "Smit Internationale Zeesleep– en Bergingsbedrijf BV" at Rotterdam (NLD), renamed SMIT HUNTER
1985 -29/03: taken over by "Smit Internationale 'Smit Salvor' BV" at Rotterdam (NLD)
        (Capt. Langbroek taken in Smit-service)
1986 -17/11: transferred to "Smit Tak Internationale Ltd" at Nassau (BHM)
        (BHM flag, regd Nassau, ON 710731, c/s C6CG2, 861 GRT, 124 NRT)
1988: To "Smit Tak Towage & Salvage (Singapore) Pte Ltd" at Singapore (SGP)
1994: transferred to "Smit Americas Inc" at Houston, Tx.(USA)
1999: To "Smit International (Antilles) NV", mng "Smit Dolphin Shipping Inc" at Nassau (BHM)
        (BHM flag, regd Nassau, ON 710731, c/s C6CG2, 982 GT, 294 NT)
2002: transferred to "Smit Vessel Management Services" at Singapore (SGP)
2003: transferred to "Smit Transport Europe BV" at Rotterdam (NLD°
2003 -29/06: fire broke out at works in the engine room, which spread through the accomodation
        She was for maintenance in drydock from "Niehuis & Van den Berg" at the Eemhaven at Rotterdam (NLD)
        declared CTL (constructive total loss)
2003 -12/07: for breaking up to "Schiepo BV" (H. Poot) at Ridderkerk (NLD)

Another goes to the big tug boat scrap yard!!!

George  :'(
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford February 29, 2008, 12:42:56
i found the last pic of the smit hunter :'( :'( :'(
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/bigfordf550/-hunter24.png)
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bosun February 29, 2008, 23:44:13

 Hy Bigford
Now thats a sad old picture, probably ended up as bean cans or something :( :(
Bosun
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 March 17, 2008, 07:53:54
I'd love to have one of those props for display here! ;D

Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: Hansen March 28, 2008, 07:49:48
I can get for you one prop from  tug boat. It is not problem, but you will pay delivery fee. ;-)
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 March 28, 2008, 21:43:06
I'd have to mortgage everything! ;D

Mike
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford May 13, 2008, 16:59:58
latest update, starting to look like a smit tug
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/bigfordf550/tug017Large.jpg)
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 May 13, 2008, 17:11:35
Sure looking good!! :)

She will look great in Smit colours.

I'm also eyeing up those race cars in the background, for their tires!! ;D

Cheers
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: tugs53 May 22, 2008, 17:16:15
Looking mighty fine there bigford :)
Where did you get that crane from? It sure looks good!
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford May 22, 2008, 17:24:08
tugs

   that is the kit crane. if you build it per the instructions
it will rotate and lift.  you can also buy it from all the normal dealers
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: Ghost in the shell June 04, 2008, 07:14:54
looking good :) any plans to make the crane operational?
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford June 08, 2008, 05:17:12
ghost

  only workings on the ship will be motors b.t radar and lights
all the little dodads dont interest me. my friend has a 26 channel
robbe nordney  ;D to much work
: Re: first post for the ocean tugs
: bigford May 04, 2017, 07:00:52
My daughter is now 9 years old. And so is the smit hunter.
She finally got out of the dry dock. So after 9.5 years she's water tight and floats
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w671/bigford550/20170430_093650_zpslxcpbmrj.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/bigford550/media/20170430_093650_zpslxcpbmrj.jpg.html)
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w671/bigford550/20170430_084124_zpsogd1mmus.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/bigford550/media/20170430_084124_zpsogd1mmus.jpg.html)
 She needs a little ballesting to get her right but it wasn't a bad first trip out..    next is to finish the rotterdam
: Re: Smit hunter
: bigford May 21, 2017, 09:01:55
Another Sunday sailing
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w671/bigford550/20170521_095415_zpsem5e64vb.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/bigford550/media/20170521_095415_zpsem5e64vb.jpg.html)
One of the guys darbys
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w671/bigford550/20170521_082344_zpsksjz6n3u.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/bigford550/media/20170521_082344_zpsksjz6n3u.jpg.html)