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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Classic Diesel Tugs => : olscuzbut March 21, 2015, 20:56:48

: Storm Force-West coast tug.
: olscuzbut March 21, 2015, 20:56:48
Wasn't going to do a build log, but thought I would throw in a few pics as my build progresses.  Not by any means an accurate replica as I only have a few pictures taken when in Campbell River BC to work from.  Hull is glass from G K.
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: olscuzbut March 21, 2015, 21:13:29
Not sure if this is what the underwater section actually looks like but it is about as much as I could see from the dock.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson March 21, 2015, 22:12:25
Looks like amazing work so far!
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: ray28507 March 22, 2015, 00:05:53
nice work   looking good
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: olscuzbut April 04, 2015, 11:58:48
A bit slow going these days as a lot of other home projects seem to get in the way.  Anyhow, getting down to the smaller details.  Was not able to get any details of what the wheel house should look like, so I'm just fakin' it so I can get it done.  The tow winch is pretty close as I got pictures of it.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson April 04, 2015, 14:53:43
Amazing detail!
Should be a cup of coffee and a ham sandwich on the dash when you are done!  And of course, binos.
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: olscuzbut April 04, 2015, 15:02:59
Will keep that in mind Arlyn
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: ray28507 April 05, 2015, 01:08:25
coming along very nice  like the winch  is it a working one?
regards ray
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: olscuzbut April 05, 2015, 06:23:08
Hi Ray,
No it isn't a working winch at this time, but I built it so that all I have to do is add either a gear or chain drive later and mount the drive motor under the deck.  The drum is free wheeling.  This tug tows log booms up and down the BC coast so if I decide to build a log boom, I'll make the winch working.
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: west coast tug April 07, 2015, 18:07:17
Its nice to see something being made from the hull. You will probably have a sore back after playing with it ,If I remember it's about 50 LBs.
Gary
Ron B made this one some time ago.
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: olscuzbut April 10, 2015, 15:22:21
Thanks Gary, that is the first one I have seen.  Hopefully will get to sail her this summer if the city gets their act together and finishes all the pond mods they want to do for us to use it.  Am enjoying the build.  Just wish I had taken a  lot more pictures when I was in Campbell River last fall.  Think I have enough to make it look like the Storm Force  (from a distance anyway)

           Norm
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: mike_victoriabc April 11, 2015, 09:42:43
Couple more - Foss 07 in Seattle. Ron's model -
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: splinter2 August 02, 2015, 04:58:32
Would that be the same Storm Force that used to belong to Sheilds Navigation? If so, I did a couple of gravel runs on her way back when ... really way back when.
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: olscuzbut August 02, 2015, 05:22:40
Don't know too much about the history of Storm Force.  Shields Navigation doesn't ring a bell with any info I did manage to find, but now you have peaked my interest, so will do a little more digging.
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: splinter2 August 02, 2015, 06:59:58
I believe that Sheilds Navigation is now part of Island Tug and Barge. I think they merged a few years ago.

Edit in ... Here is the link with some history ....   http://itbmarine.com/about/history/

Tom
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: olscuzbut April 16, 2016, 14:08:42
Finally got sea trials in last Sunday at the boat pond in Victoria BC  Hope to get more tomorrow at the same pond.
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: olscuzbut April 16, 2016, 14:12:45
Woops.  Sorry about that.  Didn't post it that way. How to rotate it upright?

        Norm
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: tug-arlyn-nelson April 16, 2016, 18:42:41
Looks good on the water, well except for the sideways part, LOL.
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: olscuzbut April 16, 2016, 21:44:52
Will try for better pics tomorrow.
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: olscuzbut April 17, 2016, 15:44:11
Another beautiful day at the pond here in Victoria BC.  Having a bit of a problem with the Dynamite ESC's I purchased as one cuts out now and then. Resets when I go back to neutral.  Going to the local hobby shop tomorrow and pick up a couple Mtroniks units as they are very dependable. 
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: mike_victoriabc April 18, 2016, 13:24:14
Looks good there - wish I had read the post earlier - might have slipped down and had a look at this.

Was in hobby shop last week - bought the last 15 amp speed control they had there until another order comes in. Almost had to bid on it as there was another fellow with it in his hand when I saw it!
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: olscuzbut April 18, 2016, 16:32:13
They must have got more in Mike, because I was in there this morning and there were three rows of them hanging on the rack.  15's 30's and 40's  I bought 2 30's  Don't know if I will get them installed for next Sunday as I didn't bring too many tools for re connectorizing.  I'm told that there is a running marathon on  Sunday and may not get near the pond. 
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: mike_victoriabc April 19, 2016, 14:31:29
Hi Norm

That's the TC 10k run I think - big numbers and they use the parking area as a water stop, etc. Parking up the side streets can be a problem and a bit of a hike. Did the fellows mention the Langford Lake Wednesday mornings? Might be worth going out now the weather is great. I'd like to see the log barge and new tug - Mike
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: olscuzbut April 22, 2016, 06:30:14
Hi Mike,  didn't get to Langford due to other commitments.  See the city has flushed out the pond. Too bad won't be able to get to it on Sunday and will be heading back to Kamloops Monday.  Would like to have tried log dumping.  Didn't want to try into the scummy water last week, as I am sure the logs would have taken on a permanent odor. lol  Anyways, sorry we didn't get a meet, but will be back in the fall.

                                  Norm
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: NickelBelter April 25, 2016, 14:07:17
Woops.  Sorry about that.  Didn't post it that way. How to rotate it upright?

        Norm

It rotates on its own when you click to view full-size.  Something to do with the EXIF data in pictures not being read in the thumbnail (IE, the data that tells the computer how to orient the picture and what size to make it). 

If you want it to display properly all the time, just open it in an image viewing program, hit 'Save As' and retitle it.  You can also crop it there so we see more boat and less pond.
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: mike_victoriabc April 25, 2016, 16:28:30
A photo tutorial would be helpful but I think most of us don't read manuals particularly well - tried to do that with ACDsee that I use and always seem to retain the original image - perhaps the Save As will do it. Thanks for the tip.
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: tbone May 07, 2016, 10:18:23
Looks good.
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: Tim B.. July 08, 2016, 07:01:35
Looks good.

Looks Very good ....
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: olscuzbut July 08, 2016, 07:49:24
Thanks all.  Got the Mtroniks ESC's in and working well on the bench, but still have not had any sea trials with them in.  Pond access is impossible at this time due to low water, but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.  City parks says "for sure next year"  Only been 5 years now.