I'm afraid Martin that this was just a test sail,she's yet to be named. Any suggestions greatfully recieved,(within reason that is). Speed wise people,she was operating on barely 20% throttle,remember,that it's a 380 motor that's in her and not the more common 385. For a small tug,she's got a lot of spare power,even with just a 25mm prop. Originally,I'd been going to fit a 40mm prop,but even just trying that in the bath told me that she'd be overpowered,so I downsized to a 30mm one before realising that I'd need to drop down to a 25mm one if I wanted to be able to attempt to control her at low speeds.
I've still to finish off the main superstructure as you can see,it's missing the doors and handrails still,plus the steps up from the deck to the hook level. I also need to lighten her a bit as she's sitting rather low in the water at the moment,but these are picky little points that can be done at any time.
Although this little kit is pretty straight forward,I found it harder to do for some reason or other ,than my previous builds,especially trying to fit the gubbins inside her,and finding that a lot of glues just won't work. The servo is still just mounted in place with a large blob of Whitetac,which seems to work surprisingly well. On the whole, I must admit that I'm quite proud of my wee tug,as it's turned out better than I'd hoped it would. At the end of the day,it's my painting that tends to let my builds down,but I'm still learning.