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tugs53

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Hartman Tugs
« on: March 02, 2009, 21:20:12 »
Seeing as we have a growing number of N/American members......who's built, re-built, or planning one of these excellent hulls??
They're a US Navy ST class tug, I believe :-\
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 22:10:12 »
I was not sure, I heard it was a long beach Harbor tug.
 Here is Mine, It's running a 12v12mah gel cell, powering a Harbor models distribution box. The box steps the voltage down for all the accessories. The motor is a Cumo drill motor with a belt reduction that W.B. modified and is whisper quiet. She has a smoker and soon to have sound. The boat was an EBAY find That Woodybob took great pity on, to make it the beauty that it is. All thats left is to hang the tires and let it weather. Hope you like it.
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 22:40:16 »
nice work there  avidjeepr  very neat & tidy   :) what the size of this one ??    regards ray
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 23:08:57 »
nice work there  avidjeepr  very neat & tidy   :) what the size of this one ??    regards ray


Thank you!  Its 43 inches long, 35 inches high, with a beam of about 12 inches.
It weighs about 35-40 LBS.

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 23:41:07 »
RE HARTMAN TUGS ; Where did you get the reducetion gear ?  Do they have 5 to 1 gear set ?  PUFFIN

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 07:44:23 »
RE HARTMAN TUGS ; Where did you get the reducetion gear ?  Do they have 5 to 1 gear set ?  PUFFIN

It came from Harbor models, They might have what your looking for.

http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/motors.htm

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Re: Hartman Tugs
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 07:59:39 »
Wow......
Great looking tug, and so tidy 8)
Love the 'Classics'!!!

There's a 'Hartman' group or club, in the US I believe.
Seem to remember seeing a picture of several of these models, all dressed-up differently, and representing different era's. 

Anyone know more about this??
Would make for a great Link.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 08:19:36 by tugs53 »
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009, 18:13:35 »
I have  not heard of a Hartman club, but would be cool to see.
I started adding tires and such, if any thing looks stupid, please speak up.
Thanks.

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009, 18:22:57 »
Looks Fantastic :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Well Done 8)

My only comment, and please don't take it wrong; is that you should have the 'three' running lights on the 'fore' mast, facing ahead, and only one on the aft mast, facing astern.

I've been following your build thread on the 'other' forum, and have to say that both the thread and the re-build are First Class!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975373
Cheers

P.S. I'm sure you've seen this link before, but just in case:
http://www.stlouisadmirals.com/2005-2-regatta.html
« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 18:32:18 by tugs53 »
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2009, 18:33:36 »
Thank you, I appreciate it. :)
I will look in to fixing the lights, Heh Heh Heh :-[ (embarrassing)

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 13:39:38 »
I have been looking at pictures of other Hartman tugs, They seem to have the lights in the same spots.
I think they might have been that way in the plans. Now the question is,, fix it, or leave it alone?

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2009, 13:55:25 »
I think your tug looks better!!!

Anyways, tugs display towing lights, facing forward and visible 180 degrees.
Three white lights = a tow over 600'
Two white lights =  a tow under 600'

Given the style and era of your build, the three white lights 'could' be on the aft mast; but facing fwd.
The light(s) facing astern should be one white 180 degree light, and an additional 'amber' light, which applies to tugs operating post 1970's.

Whether you change it or not is up to you, but I just thought I'd point this out, as anyone in the 'know' about towing lights will likely point it out.
Might save you a bit of explanation in the long run.
If that's what the plans specify, then whoever drew them was incorrect...unless of course the tug was designed to tow backwards.
Kinda like a car with the headlights mounted on the trunk....

Once again, no criticism intended!!! :) :) :)

Cheers
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 14:11:17 by tugs53 »
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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 13:59:40 »
Thanks. :D
I think you nailed it, the lights were on the rear mast facing forward.. :)

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Re: Hartman Tugs
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009, 16:33:42 »