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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Any Other Types Of Tug => : PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:21:16

: Dutch River Tug .
: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:21:16
This build is from plans downloaded from (Shipplans). Liking older looking tugs and wanting to build my biggest build yet , i decided that i would do this simple design. Having time off work with a prolapsed disc in my neck i have spent the past 4 weeks building.
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:26:37
some more . this vessel is 1450mm L , 300MM W.
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:28:53
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:34:35
Having trouble posting pics.
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:37:29
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:39:58
hardest part is watching paint dry.
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:42:37
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:53:01
more pics less words
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:54:49
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 13:57:58
last 3 for now. i have touch up painting to do . fit windows, wiring , and clean up .
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: PHILNZ June 13, 2013, 14:04:06
Also waiting on some portholes and bits to arrive from Cornwall models. I scored all the batteries from the recycle centre for $2 each,charged them up and they are holding so good investment , they are 12v 7.2amh so good balast and plenty of run time (like allday). the motor is Mitsi Galant radiator fan swinging 75mm 3 blade prop. there is room to go up to a 90mm prop.

Philnz
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: model tugman June 14, 2013, 00:22:25
 ^-^  OOOH  I LIKE that  well done  Phil a lovely build   cool cool   Geo
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: PHILNZ June 14, 2013, 02:20:41
Thank you , I like older style Tugs and the plan was free on (shipplans site.)
Kept me busy while off work.  :)

Phil
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: PHILNZ June 15, 2013, 02:22:38
Had its first taste of the pond today . Weed was bad so had a small area to play. So happy with how she handles , no leaks around the prop shaft YAY!!!. I do need to get 1kg of balast lead to sit in the stern. with all those batteries she still needs more . I may look at a 90mm prop for more thrust but i dont think i can get one in M4 only M5 and my shaft is M4.
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: Model Tug Man June 17, 2013, 04:16:00
Nicely don, Phil. Looking good.

Hope your back is feeling better.
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: PHILNZ June 18, 2013, 01:18:20
The portholes and hatch handles arrived so on they went. Also decided to do abit of modelling in the wheelhouse . So it is now all finished.

Philnz
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: PHILNZ June 18, 2013, 01:20:12
Inside the wheelhouse. done basic but a basic model.
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: ronald September 02, 2015, 09:05:35
thats a nice tug.
do you know the name of the Original tug?
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: sea monkey September 02, 2015, 21:02:28
Nice result.
You should christen it the SS ACC
Steve
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: PHILNZ September 06, 2015, 00:38:01
Hi Ronald , I am not sure of the original name . I got the download plans from freeshipplans.

Hi Sea monkey, Haha yes SS ACC is perfect . i was off work for a year and managed to knock 3 models together over that time .  This one was the biggest at 1.1 m . i am toying with the idea of altering it as the hull will work for the "james o'brien"  or manuawai  the same as my Avatar.

Phil
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: sea monkey September 06, 2015, 14:35:58
Is the O'Brien the one in Picton?
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: PHILNZ September 06, 2015, 23:10:36
Yes she is the last one of her kind still afloat . built 1945 for the US navy as a  YTL . i think 25 built in auckland for the war effort . O' Brien , Manawanui , arataki , were layed down for building at the wars end then the navy cancelled the contract . They were finished then put to private use . Manawanui served as royal NZ navy dive tender for many years . The O'Brien served for Westport Harbour until the 90s , Arataki i think was private owned in southland .
All 3 still had YTL stamped on their bow and corresponding number. Atlas diesel engine with that classic long stroke sound .
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: tug-arlyn-nelson September 07, 2015, 09:14:00
I worked on one of these in Seattle when I worked at Western Towboat.  We made lots of trips to a gravel pit towing usually 2 barges back loaded, and did mostly harbor/shift work with her.  Her house had been changed and of course had been repowered with a Cat of about 600 HP. I got to run it around light a few times, always fun.  Her name was San Francisco when WTB owned her. See if I cant scare up a picture of her.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson September 07, 2015, 10:45:01
Here is the Frisco as we used to call her. Double click it to expand.
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: PHILNZ September 08, 2015, 21:35:24
Hi tug-arlyn-nelson

Yes that looks like a YTL hull built in the Northern Hemisphere . YTL's built in southern Hemisphere were different hull design and wheel house .

 
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: tug-arlyn-nelson September 09, 2015, 07:18:15
Yes, that is a different boat altogether.  The house as I said above was changed on the Frisco, the original being faceted but not so tall. WTB also had one that was more original called the Hornet.  I had no idea that US Navy YTL's were built outside the states.
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: PHILNZ September 09, 2015, 11:31:31
Here is a couple more pics i have. Cant find the file that i had of them in the shipyard.
The colour pic is of the Manawanui at her final resting place,
one of a Ytl beached in the solomon islands after a storm in WW11.
the model is one i built a couple of years ago but now want to do a bigger version :-).
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: tug-arlyn-nelson September 09, 2015, 11:42:27
Interesting.  I think that's a better looking boat than the ones built here.