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Modern Tugs / Re: Winter project
« Last post by tugboyben on October 04, 2018, 11:31:17 »
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Modern Tugs / Winter project
« Last post by tugboyben on October 04, 2018, 11:29:28 »
Evening all
I picked up a used  eldergarth tug hull up a few weeks back to use as a free lance build
For a  winter project fitted the nozzles cut the bulwarks  but didn't like how long the hull looked
So this evening i cut 2- 1/2 inchs out of it which you can see in the pictures

Jason 
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: Hikurangi Classic 1960s Wooden Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on October 01, 2018, 21:16:26 »
Also attached the towing bow/arc.

Just about all finished but it has been over 2 years since I started this one and the rub-down dry transfers I'd had made for the ship's name on the transom have gone off lost their stickiness. They come from Vancouver and are not cheap so I'll have to wait until I'm ordering some other transfers before I get them reprinted. Hopefully it won't be another 12 months.

And I realised that I have lost the searchlight I know I had made one but I can't find it anywhere. Have to remake it.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: Hikurangi Classic 1960s Wooden Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on October 01, 2018, 21:14:55 »
The fender is dyed very black and photos don't capture too much detail but up close the fender looks good. I'm happy with it. The weeks of hitching might just be worth it.

 

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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: Hikurangi Classic 1960s Wooden Tug
« Last post by sea monkey on October 01, 2018, 21:13:40 »
I had a reasonably good weekend finishing a few little jobs on the Kumea and Hikurangi. Hats off to you guys who have several projects going at once. I find it difficult to jump between them can't walk and chew gum at the same time I guess. My wife's been telling me that for years.

With the Hikurangi's fender all finished I fixed it onto the hull. I put a couple of U bolts into the rubbing stip and attached them to the fender with some lengths of chain.

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Norm,

I will have to look at that point you raise, when I return home.
I don't have the basic plan sheet to hand.

T
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Looking very nice Toby.  Just wondering if you will experience any cavitation problems as it looks like your props will not be too far below the water line.  Or maybe that is just how it appears in the picture.  Will be watching for sea trials.

Norm
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 The arrows point to where plastic washers were glued on to the stuffing tube behind which filler used to shape the housing required.
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Deck etc is just first coat of grey and yellow.
 A bit of tidying up to do.
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