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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Modern Tugs => : ray28507 December 02, 2015, 05:08:46

: shuswap build
: ray28507 December 02, 2015, 05:08:46
hi all been busy doing other stuff  but now back in the boat building chair  had a commission build to do to  (photos to follow later)

the new build is going to be  a  Canadian a.s.d  tugboat  based on 
numas warrior or shuswap  im going to do shuswap
the hull is from gary king 
its 22inch loa  beam 11 inch   it will be 1;32nd scale 
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 02, 2015, 05:11:04
couple more  shottle units are the large graupner  one's 65mm props  the motors are robbe navy geared3:3:1
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 02, 2015, 05:17:48
the full size shuswap
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc December 02, 2015, 07:07:38
Good one there Ray!
Looks like that will be a tough performer with that drive combination.
Regards,Mike
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tug-arlyn-nelson December 02, 2015, 09:52:39
Hi Ray, nice work so far, look forward to seeing more.  What is the Western Mariner in your tug list?

Scott
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugnut December 02, 2015, 11:12:53
Nice one Ray another powerhouse.
How is the build work going in doors.

regards John
: Re: new build 2015/16
: sea monkey December 02, 2015, 11:27:11
Making all those rubber fender bits should provide hours of 'fun'.
Steve
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 03, 2015, 09:03:26
Hi Ray, nice work so far, look forward to seeing more.  What is the Western Mariner in your tug list?

Scott
hi scott the western mariner is my last tugboat build  i had it over to the foss cup (i still call that)  august this year  regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 03, 2015, 09:09:22
thanks john  i dont know how this one will perform  yet   the house is coming along well  still more to do  i have to split my time between the house & the model building at the moment  regards ray


hi steve  i have the rubber already made up  it come's from umi  in the states  im sure she is a member on here she has a web page with some very neet stuff  'ill see if i can find it'  regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tug-arlyn-nelson December 03, 2015, 11:47:25
Ray, thanks for that. I wondered if you meant the Western Towboat tug, Western Mariner in Seattle. I sailed on her a lot including the maiden voyage.
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 15, 2015, 14:29:55
bit of a update  glued the deck beams in  & glued the foredeck down    next step is to cut the beams for the coamings for the opening    hope to have the aft deck  cut out by the weekend   
regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc December 16, 2015, 07:57:27
Looks good there Ray -
(nice drive units!)
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugnut December 16, 2015, 08:36:47
Nice and neat Ray  :).
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 17, 2015, 13:26:07
thanks john & mike  managed to get the side deck's on today  (photo's to post later
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 18, 2015, 10:49:10
update   ive got the side decks in place the  coamings for the superstructure glued in place   the after deck is on hold for a bit as im waiting on a part for one of the drive units

 the square hole in the fore deck is for a winch with the drive motor under it & then bolt it onto the deck
: Re: shuswap A.S.D tug build 2016
: ray28507 December 18, 2015, 10:56:15
while i have been building this one  ive also had another little tug ive been  building along side
its  all g.r.p & it to come's from gary king  its  known as  the alan b  kit  size is 16inch loa  i have a 540 geared 3:1  50mm prop & steering nozzel
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 January 07, 2016, 13:22:01
update  managed to get a bit of time out in the workshop  the deck is all on & a couple of coats of primer
: Re: new build 2015/16
: Tug Chief January 08, 2016, 00:25:00
The Alan B has come out well Ray...........That Whatsupathingy is a beefy hull for her length that's for sure!

Darren.
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugboyben January 09, 2016, 03:48:39
Hi Ray
Looking's fantastic mate
  just one thing how do you get in to the rear deck to service the drive unit's  :)

Jason

Iv not used my warrior for some time must get it out  :)   
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 January 09, 2016, 10:19:56
hi jason  i can get my hand in there to apply grease to the gears & oil to  but if i need to get a drive out then i will cut the deck  here the hatch's  are on the plan   your warrior is it 1;32nd scale?
regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugboyben January 09, 2016, 11:15:39
Hi Ray
No prob's Mate yes the warrior is 1:32 scale all wood & home made drive's
Ill keep my eye on your's as it progress

Jason
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 January 09, 2016, 12:46:38
cheers jason   how does you warrior run & towing all ok    regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugboyben January 10, 2016, 04:13:51
Morning Ray
The warrior is fantasic  to sail. spin's on the spot
Not had a go towing with it as iv had a few problem's with the steering hope to have a tow this year with it

Jason
: Re: new build 2015/16
: lynnpaul January 10, 2016, 07:48:35
would love to build one these tugs could i ask how you go about getting hold of the hull
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 January 10, 2016, 13:29:25
my hull came from gary king in vancouver canada   he is a member on here  west coast tug i think   regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc January 11, 2016, 07:44:57
Different drive units on the Warrior - what size props in those?

Nice looking build,

mike
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 January 11, 2016, 11:45:15
Morning Ray
The warrior is fantasic  to sail. spin's on the spot
Not had a go towing with it as iv had a few problem's with the steering hope to have a tow this year with it

Jason
sorry jason i missed your reply   im sure  they will spin & dance  the drives are quiet far apart  looking forward to running mine  hope you get to sort your problem sorted out   regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugboyben January 11, 2016, 11:52:23
Different drive units on the Warrior - what size props in those?

Nice looking build,

mike

Hi Mike
the prop's are 50mm 4 blade

Jason
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 February 04, 2016, 10:14:45
a bit more done  the lower part of the superstructure  is built  the house is under way   lots of windows in this one   
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 February 04, 2016, 10:15:42
couple more
regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: CapnTroy March 09, 2016, 01:21:46
Looking good Ray!
: Re: new build 2015/16
: Tim B.. July 08, 2016, 07:08:26
Any updates on this fine build ?
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 July 12, 2016, 07:33:06
hi tim b  sorry no  new updates as of yet!!

 i have just been to busy at work & stuff

 i have managed to get a bit more done to the boat  but not enough to update on here   

'i will get there one day!   :)
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc July 12, 2016, 15:36:42
Hi Ray - a lot of us in that same boat!

Not enough build hours these days.
: Re: new build 2015/16
: Tim B.. July 14, 2016, 09:47:06
Should be mandatory retirement at age 50 so we can build ... 
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 July 23, 2016, 13:08:30
well ive managed to do some more to this project in the last couple of days  building the wheelhouse furniture  still got to add more stuff to the inside of the house
regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: Tim B.. July 25, 2016, 11:00:00
Great details, the effort is paying off !
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugboyben July 29, 2016, 04:06:05
Hi Ray
 Top job on the wheelhouse furniture 

Jason
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 July 29, 2016, 13:27:12
thank you  jason  still got a few more bits to add  'i  hope to be out of the wheelhouse in the next week or so'! 
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc July 29, 2016, 14:50:38
Looks good there Ray!
: Re: new build 2015/16
: Model Tug Man August 03, 2016, 06:29:58
Beautiful work, Ray. Wouldn't want to get in the way of the business end of that one.
: Re: new build 2015/16
: patrol rick October 11, 2016, 06:55:04
I'm talking to Gary about this same hull so will follow this thread with interest. I'm curious, are your house Windows laser cut? If not how did you manage to get such clean openings? Thanks for sharing your work.
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 October 12, 2016, 13:19:36
hi rick  it will be a good little boat when it finished  the window openings  were cut out with a scalpel very carefully   the house is made from 1.5mm  styrene

thats all i did  with 3d printing now i wonder if it would scan/ make  a house like that   save a lot of time
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 22, 2016, 05:26:32
well  its been a very long time updating this build of mine
 'just had so much other stuff to do this year''
but i have managed to do a bit more to the project 
all the best regards ray
: Re: new build 2015/16
: tugnut December 22, 2016, 07:26:51
Looking good Ray have a good one .
regards John B
: Re: new build 2015/16
: mike_victoriabc December 22, 2016, 07:57:31
Nice work there Ray - looks good.

To you and all others on here - Merry Christmas - All the Best in the New Year
Mike
: Re: new build 2015/16
: ray28507 December 22, 2016, 09:03:21
thank you  and all the best for christmas  to you all    regards ray
: Re: shuswap build
: Tim B.. January 04, 2017, 16:48:59
And a Happy New Year !
: Re: shuswap build
: ray28507 January 20, 2018, 00:47:19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc9QcF7OhY&t=17s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc9QcF7OhY&t=17s)
well i know it been a while since i finished this build  i have tried to load photos but i cant re size them on my computer as i have windows 10  anyway   it allowed me to upload a video?   of my finished tug  regards ray
: Re: shuswap build
: model tugman January 20, 2018, 01:41:37
Nice one Ray.👍👍
: Re: shuswap build
: sea monkey January 20, 2018, 10:53:58
Yeah, that turned out really nice. Great looking tug.
: Re: shuswap build
: tugboyben January 20, 2018, 12:34:47
Great video Ray
Ill have to dust the numas warrior of & take it for a sail

Jason
: Re: shuswap build
: ray28507 January 21, 2018, 05:36:23
thanks for the comments
jason you will have to get out again   it will be nice to see her 'running'  in person one day

didn't you have a video of your running somewhere??
regards ray
: Re: shuswap build
: Kev30 January 22, 2018, 13:43:51
Isn't that the tug (Numas Warrior) that was on your clubs display Jason a few years back up at the National Model Engineering Exhibition at Harrogate?

Regards
Kevin
: Re: shuswap build
: tugboyben January 22, 2018, 23:30:52
thanks for the comments
jason you will have to get out again   it will be nice to see her 'running'  in person one day

didn't you have a video of your running somewhere??
regards ray

Morning Ray
Sorry mate no video

Ill have to do a video next time i have it out

Jason
: Re: shuswap build
: tugboyben January 22, 2018, 23:32:29
Isn't that the tug (Numas Warrior) that was on your clubs display Jason a few years back up at the National Model Engineering Exhibition at Harrogate?

Regards
Kevin

Morning Kev
Yes mate this is the tug that was at the show

Jason