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Billys bath tub tugs
« on: July 26, 2012, 01:32:03 »
I came across this tug made from 2 old bath tubs . i dont know if its been posted before.

http://www.hullmodelboatgroup.co.uk/picture.php?/2503/category/Billys_Bath_Tugs

Real interesting looking through this site

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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 03:56:09 »
Wow. That is some kinda chunky tug. She really has some power, too. Would like to see her have a go at the Chantry Oiler one on one.
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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 04:59:25 »
Very stable on the water too. cool
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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 12:10:44 »
You can hear one of the guys saying shes doing 8 knots.  She would pull pretty hard i would guess . Gets the mind ticking over as a fun project and a eye opener at the pond.
on that same site there is a section of some more traditional tugs .

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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 08:38:36 »
You can hear one of the guys saying shes doing 8 knots.  She would pull pretty hard i would guess . Gets the mind ticking over as a fun project and a eye opener at the pond.
on that same site there is a section of some more traditional tugs .

Phil

So what would you name it, Jaws?
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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 11:30:13 »
Wow. That is some kinda chunky tug. She really has some power, too. Would like to see her have a go at the Chantry Oiler one on one.


I don't think she know the oiler was behind her with that power. my \Kingston Lacy pulls a steady20Lb on the clock. but I think Billy's would double that. :-\ :-\
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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 11:40:06 »
Sort of takes the fun out of it, doesn't it. One needs a challange.
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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 12:16:49 »
Rubber Duckie  would be the perfect name Lol!!!  It would take the competition out of tug towing days by towing the whole fleet in one match.

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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 20:36:37 »
Very ingenious!

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Re: Billys bath tub tugs
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 20:50:17 »
did you say it will pull 20 lbs.     PUFFIN