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chum444

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Bugsier 18 tug
« on: March 17, 2019, 17:59:54 »
FERRIBY consumes a lot of time due to details. A break is welcome now & then so have another project underway which is a “don’t look to close” version of the Bugsier 18. The hull & running gear are the Robbe NEPTUN kit contents I bought from a RC groups member in the US. I thought the NEPTUN components were a bit too RTR looking so decided to scrap all but=the hull & running gear.

chum444

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 18:00:36 »
Build photos.
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chum444

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 18:04:18 »
Another pic.

chum444

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 18:19:51 »
If anyone has photos of Bugsier 18 I would greatly appreciate your posting them. In particular I have not found any pics that show the aft companionway to the wheelhouse. I do not think I can construct the steps from the weather deck to the house per the real tug.

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 02:26:42 »
Lots of Bugsier 18 photos on www.shipspotting.com
Well worth signing up – it's free and has heaps of photos of many tugs from around the world.

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 03:16:14 »
Thanks. I’ve used a couple of other ship spotting sites but not this one. Stern shot you posted is very helpful.

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 18:13:31 »
Some progress photos. In water test a couple of days ago...ballast looked okay; WT deck/hull connection a necessity. Some details later.

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Re: Bugsier 18 tug
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 11:34:45 »
An unexpected break in the wx today so went back to the pond. The problems I had on the maiden splash have been solved. Very nice responsive maneuverable boat...backs very well. Even with about three pounds of ballast it is still a bit cork like. Additional ballast would bury  the midship deck in the water during turns so I have to get over the hull’s bobbing about And turn more slowly. :-[