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Garth

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Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« on: February 13, 2013, 17:05:08 »
Got a model boat Jim Wilder Tug this winter so started to build then thought I might post a few photo's  of models progress Next photo should be a painted boat.
Garth Parrish

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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 01:04:02 »
Garth,thats a nice looking tugboat.
I look forward to see more.
with best regards Cor
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 15:50:58 »
Looks good.  I finished mine last summer, and have run it a bunch.  She handles very nicely.  I did enlarge the rudder, per one of the other build logs about JW's.
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 07:35:51 »
This weekend was a holiday ( Family Day ) and the Hamilton Boat show invited our model boat club to the show to display and run our models We also have club pusher tugs for the kids to run Here's a few photo's on Jim Wilder on display and in pool I added some ballast to see how well she sat in water and weight was O/K No power yet so need some assistance to get back to port
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 06:03:53 »
Haven't posted anything for a while I'v been trying to figure out a way to put lights on the masts Used Graupner # 630 lights 1/4 inch dowel tapered and slotted with a drumal tool then mounted lights and put wires in slot & filled in slot with wood filler .
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 13:08:00 »
 looking very nice Already.
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 17:12:49 »
Well in a week the pool in Burlington should be open and Jim Wilder tug will have it's maiden test run All Electronics installed Lighting operated via a micro switch and servo from a switch on the Airtronic's 2.4 GHz transmitter Changed stock motor from 12v to 6v and use a 6v rechargeable lead acid battery good ballast   
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 17:14:53 »
Forgot to add attachments of electrics 
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 16:56:43 »
Today was a great day to sail so Jim Wilder tug got maiden voyage . Model ran great and was balanced real well Ran about 45 minutes on a 3600 M.A.H. 7.2 Volt battery
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Re: Jim Wilder Tug biuld
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 09:33:36 »
Nice build Garth. Thanks for posting all the photo's
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 10:03:39 by doug james »