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tug-arlyn-nelson

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2015, 20:37:31 »
Bit of stern deck detail, fore deck detail and stern rubber.  I used some un needed oil filter canister gasket for that. Cut them in half and glued them on. Hokey but it does offer a bit of protection for the stern.

That's about it, been done for a bit. Would have loaded the pix during the build but that didn't work out. Its been in the water and runs great, I hope the vids I posted work for you. The first one wont but on page two at the top is 2 Photobucket vids that work.

Be happy to hear comments or answer any queries.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2015, 14:08:29 »
Here is a barge I made to put behind this boat. All plywood, painted with poly resin and paint.  Built to scale more or less, would be around 290', about right for a 105' tug.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2015, 13:02:20 »
Put the barge in the water today and towed it around, behind and alongside. Lots of fun!  I took lots of video too and if I can get any to upload to the bucket I will post them here.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2015, 13:09:06 »
couple more tried to load but are now failing the dreaded security check and they are all sized down same as the others.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2015, 16:23:04 »
http://vid1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/Scott3840/MVI_1178.mp4

Here is a vid hopefully of todays excursions into mini tugboating.
http://vid1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/Scott3840/MVI_1183.mp4

http://vid1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii596/Scott3840/MVI_1169.mp4

Hope you can see them! Someone let me know if they are working. They should open immediately and start playing.
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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2015, 16:43:30 »
Vids work for me !
Nice tug and barge. Just add 40-50lb of ballast to the barge and you're done!

I'm currently building a barge too, mostly for my springer tug. 120cm*40cm (47"*16"). Was laying up some glass fiber just 2hrs ago.  I have four 10lb lead ingot to get it down.
I'll rig the barge with a very simple sheerlegs crane for an event next August where a bunch of 'Crazy Tuggers' will meet. Challenge is to maneuver the barge with two tugs and bring the load to the right spot. Should be a bit more interesting than just sailing around.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2015, 16:59:47 »
Glad to hear its working.  With this little boat and being all stock running gear, ie, small 1 inch plastic prop, I am afraid if I load that barge it will be like towing logs, very slow!  Right now it tows along about scale speed and looks pretty good. I wish I could load some of the better vids to the bucket but anything over about 40 secs or so wont load. Oh well.  Thanks!!

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2015, 18:26:56 »
That's when the fun starts: more inertia. Models behave closer to the real deal.

I've had a lot of fun towing a 300kg model with my 4kg springer. Took 3 or 4 seconds to  start turning even with the tow line at 90 which is much more realistic and challenging.

Regarding the videos: YouTube works great.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2015, 19:33:26 »
What are the dimensions of the barge?  Does it have frames inside or is it just a big box?

I agree that some more weight would help the barge and make it more challenging to maneuver. Maybe you can use water bottles so it will still be light to transport.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2015, 20:47:36 »
Barge is 48 inches by 12 inches wide.  No frames, just a box.  Half inch ply, resin and paint, a few nails and glue.  I should make up a bunch of containers for it, stack them 4 and 5 high like we used to do for the Bristol Bay and Nome trips!  Oh those were the days!

Next time out I will put a box of rocks on deck or something, call it a rock barge.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2015, 21:07:46 »

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2015, 17:13:16 »
Put a new prop on this today, from Dumas. Same diameter, 1 inch, but 3 blade brass instead of 2 blade plastic. I was curious if it would make any difference in speed, thrust or towing. Well, all three.  Not a huge difference but noticeable.  Sure is a good looking little boat.  I will link to some fresh vids later.

Oh and check out the new rubber!
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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2015, 22:04:02 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sznCkBErRw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrc2e-gL4k

Pardon the occasionally shaky video as I am both running the boat and the camera!
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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2015, 23:49:03 »
Sails much better with the brass prop fitted.

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Re: DUMAS Carol Moran kit in the building process.
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2015, 15:47:52 »
Always liked these boats. Great model and the colour scheme is very nice.
Cheers

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