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New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« on: January 19, 2013, 22:06:08 »
I found this tug tied up at Whangamata when i was there on Holiday It is a different looking tug.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 22:08:22 »
Here are some more i have alot more if anyone would like me to email them the rest
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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 00:09:30 »
I vaguely remember her being built. Can't remember what she was intended for. not long distances judging by her bathtub shape.
Dp you really want to know? I can find out.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 00:42:21 »
I am guessing that the high superstructure is for visibility? What would a tug like that be used for?
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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 01:11:59 »
I think she is there to push the dredging barge around to clean the channel or maybe the super yachts around

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 02:47:51 »
Footski.

No poll for ugly Tug 2013 this year.

A clear winner this one??

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 08:36:58 »
Damen shipyard in Gorinchem , The Netherlands has a simular looking tug with a single voith drive in it.
It's there version of a yarding tug for moving the larger vessels about there dock area , The high bow makes it easier for the towing crew to move back and forth to the tow.
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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 01:10:18 »
Well she had a hull modelled on an archetypal bathtub. A galley up in the eyes and an engine down below and a helm up top all on a minimun waterline length. Not the sort of boat you'd want to butt into the channel on the mad march days though.
All boats have a purpose and all were loved by someone for whatever reason.
It does seem that the age of aesthetics have gone and the angularity of the straightedge has become in vogue.
Part of the blame it seems is the use of metric rather than imperial measurements in the drafting office. Imperial made the draftsman think in terms of dividing the LOA into twelfths. eights, quarters, and maybe tenths or sixteenths. With metric, you can start or finish features of the ship where you please. And to hell with arbitrary start and finish places.
Also there are a lot of comercial architects out of work and they think in terms of right angles and not sweeping curves. They don't use whippy batterns and weights.
I rest my case m'lud. I can become boring with time. I'll go and turn into a pumpkin: It's late/
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:13:20 by russellward »

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 01:30:45 »
Hi Russell,

Do you have any photos from todays Auckland real tugboat race?

I was watching on AIS

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 08:47:58 »
Regrets, I did not take part: Too busy on the steamer.
Some will come my way soon and I will forward.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 15:16:27 »
Some years ago I was in Auckland and a pusher was being constructed in the open down by McCullams yard, I was told it was for "Wedding's" for moving barges around their quarry over on the barrier. It was to have the old R-R. engines out of "Manaia" when she was repowered with cats.
   I think Heron Cons. still have the former waikato river pusher Wainui.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 14:00:21 »
Tumeke was built by Lee Chambers in the yard of the cement silos for the Benson brothers in the late 90's (they had Tasman Bay and York Syme) for pushing hopper barges at Westpark marina. I have a couple of photos taken during construction.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 19:25:22 »
Hi Dave, thats the one, but I had the idea it was going to be twin screw. Fugly little beast aint she.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 20:52:26 »
I'm working with Chris benson at the moment. He was just telling me about the Tumeke, and how he designed it.

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Re: New Zealand Tug Boat Tumeke in Whangamata
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 04:33:26 »
Terry,

Have you found out the formula to this stealthy design yet?
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