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tango

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Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« on: June 27, 2011, 07:58:21 »
Hi all, every one of these models is (or was!!!) a Seaport RTR tug!!!! Looks like the Lion Park club have been busy buying up all of these little tugs.....










































It is amazing what can be made with a little bit of imagination.......

Photos by Jim "Cobby" Cobden....

Has anyone else done a conversion on one of these little tugs?

Mark.
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 08:21:31 »
Hi Mark.

Some great conversions there, I especialy like the Aux4 variation looks like it could almost be a modern VS tug.

Lovely work Lion Park Model Boat club.

Peter.
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 09:53:16 »
HI SEA PORT TUGS ; I particularly like the tug PUFFIN  .  PUFFIN

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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 11:19:03 »
Hi Peter we have about 35-40 of these little boats in the club all different, the club bought 27 of these from Howes Models all with electrical faults, as you have to replace the electrics anyway, and sold them on to the members at cost price
there is a clip on u-tube of a few of these racing on the pond.
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 11:22:18 »
Those all look good - have to pull mine out again and see what we can do - lots of choices there!

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 15:59:04 »
They are a great hull design . I have one that I built the WEE SCOTT TOO on .

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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 22:00:53 »
it great to see what can be done with these seaport tugs  :)
well done all :)
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 06:49:00 »
Question - I stripped one of these down but left the original motor, shaft, etc but changed the servo and linkage, put it aside a couple of years ago. Debating if I should replace the motor, etc.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 07:49:32 »
Hi Mike    some of our guys changed motors, others left them as they are, we have a few who went a little over the top and fitted 550s
it is quite funny watching a seaport on the plane. but the standard motor seems to work ok
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 15:34:02 »
I converted a few of them a few years back, and the most important thing I added was ballast. Especially at the stern.

The 'stock' prop and motor were adequate for towing and pushing.
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 13:55:36 »


All are great conversions  ;). I really like the fishing boats  cool.

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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 07:52:05 »
Looks good Alan.

tango

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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 09:42:38 »
These are cracking little boats and it is always nice to see the different conversions and superstructures made by modellers... You have done a good job there Alan..

PS Like the rope fenders!!

Mark..
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Re: Seaport tug.... Variations on a theme....
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 11:55:24 »
This is Charlie Gallichan's slightly over powered sea port tug. She was stripped out to the bare hull and rebuilt, dad put a
Speed 600 and Ni-cad battery's and this is the result of his work. Great boats for the price and you can do
anything you want and they keep just going.

Cheers all
Lance
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