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Another classic 70s tug build
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:39:41 »
Hello again, with this one it is a set of mouldings of the Uskgarth bought from the internet, and after looking ay it decided to change it into something different.
A few years ago I scratch built the   Sea Challenge   of C J king Bristol, they had a later diesel tug called Sea Endevour, so i have decided to base this one loosely on her as a running mate for the sea challenge and will call her Sea Quest.
the first job was to fit all the running gear before the decks were fitted (much easier ) 
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 08:43:52 »
The next thing tackled were the decks and beams. the decks were fitted in three stages, first the fore deck then the after deck with cut outs for access to steering and servo, the the side decks, i did it this way just to use up some odd bits of ply really
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 09:10:49 »
Once all was dry the freeing ports were cut in the bulwarks and the cover plates for the holes in the after deck were cut and fitted ,these will be removable.

Now I started on carving the superstructure moulding apart, the Uskgarth wheelhouse came off first.
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 09:17:34 »
the next jobs tackled were the new wheelhouse and funnel and the main casing, this was a bit flimsy so it was covered in a layer of 1/32nd ply epoxied on ,and the rear top corner cut off at an angle ans also the boat deck was enlarged and covered in ply
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 09:21:52 »
Now just to keep myself interested some colour was added to the mix, I always get a bit more oomph when some paint goes on
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 09:24:53 »
wheelbox windows fitted and the hull painted
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2014, 09:28:30 »
A few more twinkie bits added and some more paint and she starts to look like a tug
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 09:38:24 »
And here she is on the lake with her fleetmate
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2014, 11:27:13 »
That's ironic you mention the Sea Endevour George I was looking through some of my ship/boat plans on Sunday evening and come across a folder with Cory Towage on it and amongst all the tug plans I have the Sea Endevour was in there, only general arrangement no hull lines. The Willowgarth (1989 version), Point Spencer and the Greengarth were amongst the others in the folder.

Very interesting project you've got on the go there.
Regards

Kevin

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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2014, 13:31:53 »
Hi,
    Two really nice tugs, the hull shape is very similar to my Lowgarth, keep it going.
           Cheers,
               Peter.
The photo is my Lowgarth Mountfleet models but my own design and build (the kit quality and fit was very poor) I scatch built the superstructure from photos of the Foylegarth and scaled it off the figures. Sails superbly.

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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 02:25:32 »
 ^-^  Peter  yes the original semi kit was for the Uskgarth very similar if not the same class.  Geo
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 03:40:31 »
Another nice job, Geo. What was the overall build time?
VGJQ

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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 08:33:40 »
 ^-^  M T M   overall spread out over 7 weeks.   Geo
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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2014, 00:04:17 »
Very clean build, nicely done!

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Re: Another classic 70s tug build
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2014, 10:29:09 »
Beautiful boats!!