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islander

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #180 on: January 28, 2012, 19:11:02 »
Many thanks for that Tim!

I've seen his flip twice at the lake and can understand the frustration. The lake in Nanaimo is prone to stiff breezes.
His is one of the older kits and well built, but perhaps too well built, and is very "tender".
I'll be seeing it soon if he still wants to sell it.

As a footnote, I bought one (complete) off ebay 5 yrs ago and when it arrived it was broken beyond repair; well for me anyway.  So looking forward to a good one.

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #181 on: January 29, 2012, 00:10:28 »
 confused I think I started all this discussion way back but have been very tardy in getting my old model refurbished! (Thanks to all those who sent me plans etc. They will and are being used and perused) One thing I have done is test the hull on the pond with the new power controller and find and fix the very large entry point for thee water that looked like sinking her if in for any length of time!  i have found that two 7AHr 12v gellcells seems about right for loading her down to her marks. These are coupled with about 6ozs of wedge shaped lead epoxied in beside the back of the drive shaft to balance fore and aft.

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #182 on: January 29, 2012, 17:37:51 »
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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2012, 08:51:52 »
Wow...he's done a fantastic job of that Naval tug conversion.

Toot:
Thanks for that.
I'm still bickering a sale price on that model I mentioned.