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olscuzbut

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For the tugs
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:19:05 »
The forum has been pretty quiet these days, so thought I would throw this out there as a matter of interest.  Not that I get to the pond on a regular basis, but thought when I do, would rather have something to do with my tugs rather than go around in circles all day.  First built a chip/gravel barge to tow around, then a logging barge, now a crude oil tanker.  Was only going to use it for pushing and pulling around, but ended up powering it.  So, just waiting for the ice to go off the pond to get some sea trials in.  Its 8 feet long, and should provide a challenge to docking etc.  Well----  seems the forum doesn't like my picture so will have to try to resize it and send.  Don't understand, as it is only 2m/b which according to the rules, is well under the limit.

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:57:44 »
Try again

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 08:35:46 »
Very nice olscuzbut,i bet that is fun to tow around.
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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 09:58:12 »
It'll be fun trying to lift that beast in and out of the water.

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 15:06:04 »

   We will have to bob across john & have a go

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 15:14:23 »
Actually, launching shouldn't be too bad as I built it in two 4' sealed sections that have interlocks on the bottom of the hull and two C clamps at the top of the hulls that hold it all together.  Have 20 4 litre milk jugs that I will fill for ballast, but on testing one section of hull, it only came down half way to the water line.  Will have to seek out some lead slabs to add inside the hull.  Will update when the ice goes out on the pond.

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 06:19:01 »
Interesting build!
Next should be a small electric winch and ramp to get it out of the pond.
Looks good.

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 11:32:18 »
I BETTOR GET GOING ON MY ZEE DRIVE S.   PUFFIN

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 13:31:36 »
Open water is getting closer PUFFIN

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 00:02:06 »
looking forward to getting up there , getting a boat ready .     PUFFIN

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Re: For the tugs
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 12:30:50 »
Looking at the Metinda III in 1/24 scale and something to tow around so I  have a 1/24 scale Flower class Corvette that I am building as well this will make a good looking tow job due to her size and in the same era as well my mate Chris wants to build a barge or one of the pluto drums some thing different so any ideas from you guys tassie48