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Dutch River Tug .
« on: June 13, 2013, 13:21:16 »
This build is from plans downloaded from (Shipplans). Liking older looking tugs and wanting to build my biggest build yet , i decided that i would do this simple design. Having time off work with a prolapsed disc in my neck i have spent the past 4 weeks building.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 13:26:37 »
some more . this vessel is 1450mm L , 300MM W.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 13:34:35 »
Having trouble posting pics.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 13:39:58 »
hardest part is watching paint dry.

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 13:53:01 »
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 13:57:58 »
last 3 for now. i have touch up painting to do . fit windows, wiring , and clean up .

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 14:04:06 »
Also waiting on some portholes and bits to arrive from Cornwall models. I scored all the batteries from the recycle centre for $2 each,charged them up and they are holding so good investment , they are 12v 7.2amh so good balast and plenty of run time (like allday). the motor is Mitsi Galant radiator fan swinging 75mm 3 blade prop. there is room to go up to a 90mm prop.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2013, 00:22:25 »
 ^-^  OOOH  I LIKE that  well done  Phil a lovely build   cool cool   Geo
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2013, 02:20:41 »
Thank you , I like older style Tugs and the plan was free on (shipplans site.)
Kept me busy while off work.  :)

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2013, 02:22:38 »
Had its first taste of the pond today . Weed was bad so had a small area to play. So happy with how she handles , no leaks around the prop shaft YAY!!!. I do need to get 1kg of balast lead to sit in the stern. with all those batteries she still needs more . I may look at a 90mm prop for more thrust but i dont think i can get one in M4 only M5 and my shaft is M4.

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Re: Dutch River Tug .
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 04:16:00 »
Nicely don, Phil. Looking good.

Hope your back is feeling better.
VGJQ