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Graham D

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Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« on: May 18, 2019, 16:51:54 »
Having spent 3 years building my Smit Nederland I was after a bit of relief so quickly whipped up my version of a Springer type pusher tug.
Mainly from scraps of wood, mdf, and bits and pieces in my junk drawer and from toy boats. Even the paint was left over from the Smit.


Graham D

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Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 16:54:52 »
Prop of unknown origin driven by a 540 motor via a 2:1 reduction belt drive.

tugboyben

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Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 00:07:15 »
Morning Graham
Great job all ways fun little tugs to sail
And super rescue boat for broken down models  :)

Jason 
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Graham D

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Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 13:45:43 »
This was intended to be a simple fun project but I couldn't resist glazing the wheelhouse windows.


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Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 14:08:36 »
Hi Graham - what did you use for your deck crane?  Was it a kit, or did you scratch-build it?

Des

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Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 14:46:40 »
Hi Des, no the crane was not scratch built.
A few years ago I foolishly bought a plastic Seaport tug and discovered it was rubbish !!!
It has been ripped apart and various parts used on other projects.
The crane was from that donor, as was the winch.
The hull ended up being drastically modified and used for another tug also !!