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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 12, 2018, 20:26:43 »
 The side bulwarks are perpendicular to the deck (not angled inward) so any bracing/knees can be added later. The ransom is 2 layers or .5mm ply cut to fit – after a few attempts to get the pattern right. The whole transom area is surprisingly strong.

Next job was to add the steering box, the rest of the bulwark knees and cut out the scuppers/freeing ports.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 12, 2018, 20:19:59 »
Thanks Tugboy and Capt T,

A bit more progress to report after a few hours at the bench over the weekend.

Once the hull plates and bulwarks were securely in place I slotted in the bulwark knees around the stern. Once again, squared up with a trusty piece of Lego.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by tugboyben on November 07, 2018, 12:01:35 »
Super work keep posting the picture

Jason
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by Capt.Towline on November 06, 2018, 23:25:21 »
Coming along nicely Steve....keep the pictures coming
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 06, 2018, 20:20:33 »
At this end of the build everything seems to move quickly and you can really see progress, and at this size cutting out parts takes no time at all.
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 06, 2018, 20:18:31 »
I managed to get a few hours in the other day and skinned up the hull in 1mm ply. Quite a straightforward process although the middle chine was a very complex shape.

I wanted a uniform width for the middle chine section so I attached the hull top sides and bottom panels first and then evened out the gap so that the middle section was nice and even looking. Sounds simple but it took several attempts to get the perfect fit. Well, close enough that a little filler will hide any errors.
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For Sale (Private Ads Only) / Willowgarth Tug
« Last post by poll on November 06, 2018, 02:32:42 »
 Willowgarth tug for sale. comes ready to go, Twin screw, 2x blower motors, 2x80mm 4 bladed brass props, 2x speedos, 2x working
 fire monitors, will tow from bow or stern, also includes TX & RX + Batteries. £450.00 all you need is water. if interested can deliver
 to Warwick show. thanks for looking.

 John
                   POLL
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 05, 2018, 01:21:49 »
It's a strange looking beast!

I’ll skin the hull with a layer of 1mm birch. That’ll also work for the bulwarks. They’ll all be hand-cut to fit – hopefully!
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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 05, 2018, 01:19:59 »
It only took about an hour to assemble the basic carcass. The bracing is probably a bit over the top. The thing is a solid as a rock.

And only another hour or so to attache the decks and pack out the bow. As this one is display only I don't need to worry about space in the hull. – wouldn't be any in there anyway.

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Pusher Tugs / Re: The Tiny Tumeke – 9m Pusher Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on November 05, 2018, 01:18:15 »
A couple of days later and the parts are back from the laser cutters and all ready to use. The triangle sections that were cut out of the frames will be used as bracing to keep everything square to the keel. I also included some pieces to make a construction cradle – this model is so tiny it doesn't fit into any of my existing ones.

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