Author Topic: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug  (Read 20889 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 12:32:36 »
For those who are not familiar with the HIGHLAND PRESTIGE, here she is ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2009, 12:37:42 »
Finally she had her first water trials and sailed superbely, with twin bow thrusters she spins in her own length and looks quite good on the water, however, tomorrow I will post the upper housing that I have built.

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

Footski

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3284
  • Just me and my good lady
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2009, 12:48:23 »
Cor blimey Dan,

Amazing and to think you have done all this in ONE day!! ;D ;D
Barry

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2009, 12:52:51 »
Cor blimey Dan,

Amazing and to think you have done all this in ONE day!! ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D Well it seems quicker to build a tug than resize every photo and post them ! I think maybe some consideration should be made to lower the size from 3000kb's per photo and only 3 per post to something like 250kb and maybe 6 photos per post  ;) Anyway thats another topic  ;D

More photos to follow tomorrow as I don't want to 'clog up' the home page with just my posts.

Regards, Dan.

p.s. WOW its my 700th post on the forum  :o :o :o

Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

tugs53

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 6632
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2009, 18:21:24 »
Happy 700th Dan!!!

Darn nice looking hull there 8) 8) 8)  Man...you work fast :) :)
MIKE

Kieran H

  • Admiral Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1299
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2009, 19:20:24 »
Great hull. Gotta love the twin bowthrusters!

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2009, 22:50:06 »
Following a PM sent to me, I apologise for not explaining the build in great detail, this is because these photos were taken sometime ago and I wanted to get the build log up and running, therefore once I get the log up to my current situation (about another 10posts or so) I will then start to explain more throughly how and what I am doing  :)

Should anyone need to know more information or construction methods let me know and I will try to remember  ;D

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2009, 22:56:07 »
Well the construction method for the upper housing was made from 3mm balsa covered with 2mm styrene, obviously I have left enoguh of an edge inside to glue the clear windows on once sprayed and detailed inside. There are 3 levels to the superstructure and each level is removable as I will be installing lights etc into them ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2009, 23:01:04 »
Lights fitted both internal and external to the 'mid-deck' (sorry for the poor quality photo but it was with my old camera) ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2009, 23:05:04 »
Woodern rubbing strakes added to the hull and 4 thin coats of white primer sprayed on ready for the top coat spraying (I think you will know from my reputation what colour she will be  ;D ;D ;D)
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 23:15:03 »
The wheelhouse and wheelhouse roof is of same construction (3mm balsa & 2mm styrene) ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2009, 23:18:34 »
Finally an overall impression of what she looks like so far (before spraying the top coat) ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2009, 23:23:42 »
Ballasted down to what I see as a suitable waterline ;
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2009, 23:28:32 »
This is were I would like to recieve some advice or other ways to mark the waterline, ANY INPUT WILL BE GREAT ;

I read in a magazine this method of which I tried and found to be sucessfull, after I got the temporary ballast in the right positions I removed the boat from the water, poured in talc powder so as to cover the whole surface of the water, gently lowered the boat back in, left it for about 5 minutes, pulled the plug out of the bath and hey presto a almost complete waterline which obviously I marked with pencil, wash the hull down to get rid of the powder and masked then sprayed the upper hull.

Is there any other way that may be better to do this ?

Many thanks in advance, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

Footski

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3284
  • Just me and my good lady
Re: A Freelance Anchor-Handling Tug
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2009, 23:33:56 »
Really looking forward to seeing that ORANGE hull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o

As for water line, your idea seems a good one, although I have never used it. I tend to use a pencil attached to a wooden block which is cut to the right height from the keel. Simply ensure the model is level and on a flat surface and draw around the hull..Seems to work for me, but then again, having seen some of my water lines, I am not too sure!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Barry