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neptune581

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Hello, my version of the Rana
« on: March 12, 2017, 19:59:12 »
G'day guys I am new to this forum, thanks for  letting me come aboard, I currently have two tugs on the go, The Calder Craft Imarra and a Scratch build of the Thames Tug Rana, which I am building on a Artesania Latina hull of the Amsterdam, so the hull of this one will not be authentic, I will start a log soon,

  best regardsJohn.
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Re: Hello, my version of the Rana
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 20:34:52 »
This is the Amsterdam as I received her.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 20:40:16 »
A couple more of the hull, the third one is after I had cleaned up the hull.

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 20:55:35 »
The decks and the superstructure were beyond repair, so I salvaged what fittings I could and scrapped the rest, although I did keep the Bow and stern areas of the deck to use as templates for the new decks.

  A few years ago I had built a model of the Rana from model ship wright plans, but when I got to the fitting out stage I sold to another model builder, see pics below.

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 21:07:15 »
So I decided to convert The Amsterdam into a Rana, the length and breadth were about the same, although the stern deck where the grating go  was wider on the Amsterdam, but I was only going to build a Generic version, long story short I cleaned out all the decks and framing from the hull and sanded her down inside and out, reframed her and added the new decks and built the forward superstructure.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 21:12:59 »
She looked a bit out of balance with the raised forward deck, so I decided to remove it, the third pic shows her with the now flush deck.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 21:17:48 »
The basic hull and superstructure.

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 21:24:47 »
\\\i constructed the funnel out of some aluminum tube

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 21:36:52 »
The funnel base, funnel upright, and lowered.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 21:53:35 »
Wow! looks like the old Amsterdam got caught in one horrific storm.  Keen to see the new finished tug.

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 21:58:43 »
Parts fabricated for the fore deck winch, the skylight that carries the mast and the finished winch,

  thanks for looking,

  best regards John.

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 06:43:02 »
Super nice work John. Your rescuing a fine but ravaged tug is sort of a "rags to riches"
story. Your pictures are an inspiration to all tugboat builders. I am enjoying watching
your deck winch coming to life. Thank you for posting your work here on the Forum.

Michael
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 15:55:58 »
Thank you Michael for your nice comments, this is a much condensed version of my build as I do'nt know how detail the guys on this forum go into, but if anyone has any questions I will be happy to explain and post more pics if needed, I have yet to have a good look around, I know there is much to see,

  best regards John.

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2017, 16:04:33 »
Wow! looks like the old Amsterdam got caught in one horrific storm.  Keen to see the new finished tug.


   Thanks for dropping in and the comments olscuzbut,

  best regards John.