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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2010, 13:53:00 »
A bit more work done on the motors today. The end supports are made from 6mm clear Perspex and the base is 12mm ply I have fitted a rubber mat between the hull and base plate of the motor to reduce any noise level. I have lined the motors up and test run today, the rubber has worked well as the motors run very smoothly. The securing bar is fitted between the two motors with two nuts and bolts for easy removal. The bolts are fitted through a piece of 12mm ply then this was fixed to the hull using p38. This is the first time I have used this method for fixing the motors in place. I will certainly use this method again as it has worked very well. :) :)

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 13:56:29 »
motors fitted into hull
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2010, 14:03:02 »
Looks like plenty of power there Brian  :) Would you not consider (I know it is too late now) heavy duty couplings like I have in my Seahorse and Yorkshireman ?

I like your motor mounts  :) :)

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2010, 14:21:56 »
I had these two couplings in my spares box so I thought that I would try them, I think they will b OK. I have tried those heavy duty couplings in my Typhoon they are OK I purchased them from Tango. I will certainly use them again.
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2010, 18:38:28 »
Nice 'Beefy' motors there Brian :o :o

Well Done!!
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2010, 19:18:35 »
those look like powerful motors. they remind me of some kind of motor from star wars. ;D

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2010, 13:41:18 »
 ;)DAN have your hulls turned up, what are they like.

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2010, 01:41:18 »
A bit more progress, stern roller made and fitted. The rudder control was also fitted at this stage. I had to start fitting some of the deck beams as I needed to get the right level for the deck and roller. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the rudder control arms when I fitted them. I had to fit stops on the control arms to stop the pins on the Becker rudders from disengaging when I turned the rudders to port or starboard. Photo two is a good view of the props, these were bought from Prop Shop. I must admit I tend to get most of my props from this company; the quality is second to none.

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2010, 01:44:46 »
two more
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2010, 01:53:15 »
Coming along very nicely Brian  :) You have done a great job with the roller, I presume your are fitting skegs between the rudder and korts  ;)

What material(s) are you going to use for the aft deck ?

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2010, 03:48:36 »
Nice work Brian. Very professional.
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2010, 05:08:40 »
Cheers MTM and Dan 

I havenít made the skegs yet Dan but I think thatís going to be the next job along with the bow thruster and the keels. I am going to use 2mm plasticard for the decks and mahogany for the planking.
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2010, 14:42:44 »
Thanks for the reply Brian, just a question which I am sure you know the answer to, where are you going to have the access hatches on the aft deck or will you be usnig the 'anchor working area' (steel plate) as a removable section ?

I have been looking at the real plans for the vessel and I am not sure what I would go for, I suppose its all down to you motor positions ?

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2010, 01:17:14 »
Hi Dan I have thought about this for some time and I think I will make three access points. The main one being below the superstructure for loading the batteries and most of the ballast. I will have to build the main towing winches as one removable section, this will give me enough room to be able to remove the motors if it is required. I will be making a section of planking on the stern deck removable to allow any repairs to the rudder linkage and servo. I am going to put her in the bath (if she will fit in the bath) :o :o to check how much ballast I will need. I am going to fit some permanent ballast into the stern once I have checked her for the water line.   
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2010, 01:53:35 »
I am sure you have seen these photos before, but I am still undecided how the removable aft deck is secured to become watertight ?

http://www.osv-society.info/Blizzard.html

Just wondering if strips of electromagnets could be used ?

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