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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Steam Tugs => : model tugman January 31, 2018, 07:55:52

: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
: model tugman January 31, 2018, 07:55:52
I have made a start on the next model ,she will be Watkins Gondia, at 42Ē by 10Ē and plank on frame.
The ribs are set up and planking started.
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: model tugman January 31, 2018, 07:57:04
Planking and filling started.
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: rea towing co January 31, 2018, 08:00:43
She will be a nice model george , peter
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: model tugman January 31, 2018, 10:39:39
Hi Peter how are you?
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: sea monkey January 31, 2018, 10:59:34
Great. I'm in of the ride too.

Do you sand and fill your planking as you go? What are you using for the planks? Are you steaming them?
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: model tugman January 31, 2018, 13:00:49
Hi Steve . Yes I normally get to this stage and put a very light skim of filler on so that it is easier to get the curve around the Skeg area to a near final shape without having too much woodwork in the way, I am using 10 x 3mm lime strip for the planking as it forms to bends twists and curves without steaming.
George.
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: rea towing co January 31, 2018, 13:53:53
All good thanks george   Busy at work at the moment and looking forward to my holidays in Greece this year , lots of tug spotting I hope
I see you keep busy with your builds
These are great models george and give pleasure to everyone who sees them
I still have a few but not enough time to sail at the moment , maybe when  I retire I will have to get back in to it
Keep them tugs coming george
You are an inspiration to the forum
Peter
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: model tugman February 02, 2018, 07:01:55
Planking completed just got to wait for the glue to harden before rubbing off the rough edges and putting a skim of filler on, once that is done and sanded ,   the insides will get a couple of coats of finishing resin to really toughen her up and the hull filling and sanding can start.
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: model tugman February 04, 2018, 10:03:16
A little update on Gondia, the outer hull has had a thin coat of filler, and the inside has had 2 coats of finishing resin,and the deck support beams are in.
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: mike_victoriabc February 05, 2018, 06:50:08
Starting to take shape!

Do you cut your own support beams or LHS material?
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: model tugman February 05, 2018, 10:10:08
They are actually cut from laminated mattress support slats from an old bed, they have the perfect curve for the deck Canberra one way and the other way up they give the sheer line,    Geo.
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: model tugman February 05, 2018, 10:12:01
Well the decks are now fitted, and the superstructure is started, looking more like a tug.
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: sea monkey February 07, 2018, 14:08:09
That hull turned out great Ė and in only a week!
Will you be glassing and matting the exterior?
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: model tugman February 08, 2018, 00:06:34
Well here is the hull and superstructure almost ready for some paint, I just have to rub down the sanding sealer , do some minor blemish filling and sanding and shecwill get some nice oil based undercoat.
I donít glass the outside as once the inside has had two coats of finishing resin and the outside has been filled and coated with two coats of sanding sealer it is as strong as any fibre glass hull, so I have never found it necessary,
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: tugboyben February 08, 2018, 02:41:51
Morning George
Great work love seeing your builds  :)

Jason
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: model tugman February 08, 2018, 04:56:17
Hi Jason thanks.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 08, 2018, 18:06:11
They are actually cut from laminated mattress support slats from an old bed, they have the perfect curve for the deck Canberra one way and the other way up they give the sheer line,    Geo.

LOL. "deck Canberra". Ausi boat is it mate? G-day Mate! Seriously though, looking good Geo.!
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: model tugman February 08, 2018, 23:53:32
Bloody predictive typing, you have to check everything, too clever for their own good these i pads, as you know it was supposed to be camber .👍👍😂😂😂😂
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: model tugman February 15, 2018, 08:40:11
A little progress on Gondia, she has to be rubbed down and painted again yet, itís never ending this bit, but she looks better methinks.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 16, 2018, 10:47:01
Yes, looking good!
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: model tugman February 16, 2018, 13:47:37
👍👍👍👍
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: model tugman February 20, 2018, 11:21:26
A little more paint and a bit more made .
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: make it six am 2moro February 20, 2018, 11:41:32
Smoking!!
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: model tugman February 20, 2018, 13:24:09
Thanks Ray I didnít have that one matey.
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: sea monkey February 21, 2018, 11:39:05
That hull looks great. Who needs bought ones.
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: model tugman February 21, 2018, 12:23:19
Itís more satisfying as well ,starting with flat wood and ending up with a nice hull.👍👍
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: model tugman March 22, 2018, 08:10:31
Well the Gondia has made it to the lake at last.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson April 09, 2018, 18:44:38
Looks great in the water, nice "bone in her teeth"!
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: sea monkey April 11, 2018, 12:48:52
Nice! Got any more photos of the finished boat George. Especially interested in the bridge, davits and deck equipment.
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: model tugman April 11, 2018, 23:22:37
Hi Steve are these any help, as she has gone to new owners already.
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: model tugman April 12, 2018, 02:54:35
A couple of illustrations but I canít find any clear photos of steering gear sorry.
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: sea monkey April 12, 2018, 12:21:02
Thanks George, that's exactly what I needed. The chain only version is simpler than I had imagined and the chain/cable version looks simple enough as well. No room to drill a hole in the base of the knees so I might go for the chain only version this time. Thanks Ė steve