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windwardcd28

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Aziz, Model slipway model
« on: February 20, 2012, 15:49:48 »
While not new to ship model building I had never built a tug before I embarked on building the Aziz. It is a terrific model and I fully expect to build another tug when I complete Aziz (about two more months, I expect) I expect to do a little towing and realize the kit towing bits wil never stand up to even a light load. Can anyone suggest a good way to strengthen the towing bits?

I have tried to include a picture of the  after deck partly completed, just for practice. Will post more a pics as I learn how to use this forum.

windwardcd28

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Aziz Towing Bit Modification
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 15:54:20 »
Can anyone suggest a good way to strengthen the towing bits?

I have gone ahead on my own to try and solve the problem. I will try to attach some pics I hope will be of interest.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 13:50:07 by windwardcd28 »

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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 16:45:11 »
Welcome Aboard Windwardcd28

I merged your two messages to avoid repeated message.

Looking forward to seeing and reading more about your build!
MIKE

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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 04:25:11 »

I have built the Aziz and regret selling it on, so now I have another ready to build. It's a great tug and this is how I did the towing fixture.

I used coach bolts up through a plate and bolted them to the deck.  The winches behind are not really strong enough for large towing so secure the rope directly to the bolt shafts and it works a treat.

Hope this helps

Ken


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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 06:21:32 »
Hello Tug...Kenny.
I always make them of brass.
At the bottom I drill a hole,where I tap wire inside.
And then I attach them to the deck with a bolt.
Than you can towing, with plenty of power.
Here are a few examples.




« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 06:26:37 by zeevaart1 »
with best regards Cor
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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 02:59:55 »

Sturdy is best. I admire your engineering.  :)



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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 03:53:18 »
Thank you Ken.
If you make it solid, you can pull harder.
Here I have a bollardpull of 2.6 kg
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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 13:55:57 »

I used coach bolts up through a plate and bolted them to the deck.  The winches behind are not really strong enough for large towing so secure the rope directly to the bolt shafts and it works a treat.

Hope this helps

Ken
Your approach gave me a good start on my design. Thank you.
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Re: Aziz, Model slipway model
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 15:53:12 »
Ken, Thank you for the kind words. This model tug building is really a great hobby. When I was a kid I used to build plank on frame models (sail, brigs etc) from plans. Once I finished school I never found the time to spend on the hobby. The only ship I have from that time in my life is a hull model of the Brig Lexington (I  logged 2500hrs on it).
About a year ago while recovering from chemo therapy treatments I took up building RC sailing boats. Mostly to see if I could overcome the neuopthy side effects of the chemo. Built a sloop and a schooner. I am hooked again this time on tugs.
Steve