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bigford

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My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« on: April 07, 2007, 08:43:31 PM »

i just got the hull in today 1/8'' shy of 40''  it assumed that finnished
weight will be 35lbs. the benckert is inside for a idea of size
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Re: new tug in drydock
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 03:16:52 AM »

i havent worked on the new glass tug. instead ive been working on
this monster

laser cut wood is  ;D ;D
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Re: new tug in drydock
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 06:04:47 AM »

Hi,
What is that monster?

Ian
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bigford

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Re: new tug in drydock
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 11:31:43 PM »

she the amsterdam.... the glass hull is a streched smit nederland
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Re: new tug in drydock
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 03:38:24 AM »

slow progress
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 11:58:38 AM »

bigford
If you want a better idea of the displacement weight of the new tug while it is a bare hull.
Just put the hull on the scales and fill her up with water to the waterline.
Or
measure the amount of water used to fill to waterline.
1 x gallon fresh water weighs 10 lbs, 1 x pint weighs 1.25 lbs.

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bigford

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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007, 02:53:18 AM »

hey guys after 7 or 8 coats of sanding sealer and sanding between coats
i primed both the amsterdam and benckert  and have got wood grain
showing  >:(  what can i use to top coat the grain smooth then prime???
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 08:17:06 AM »

hey Bigford  nice boat , if you want you could try celulose spray putty primer available from car shops ,i have some and i think its great for covering grain it brushes on well although i think its made realy for spraying hence the name .i used it on my wheelhouse on the crane barge with a coat of varnish and it looks ok.
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2007, 02:54:21 AM »

slow and steady wins the race  i guess


i sanded the gray primer down 3 times and hit her with two coats of white
THE GRAIN IS GONE!!!!
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007, 01:59:44 AM »

Hi,
I built an Artesania "Amsterdam" about 3 years ago as my first model boat, having "crossed over" from RC aircraft. There are 6 other "Amsterdams" in our club as well as mine, so we have quite a fleet of them, and no 2 are painted the same. Mine must be boring as it is the same colour as on the box art. Some photos attached.
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bigford

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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2007, 03:00:32 AM »

hey peter
 
 VERY nice amsterdam!!!!!! mine is on a slow go build.  i'm trying to get 1/2'' copper
pipe cut and fitted in the smoke stacks
here she is giving a piggy back ride to the banckert


and a shot of the red stripes
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007, 01:15:23 AM »

Hi bigford,
Thanks for your comments. Keep at it with your Amsterdam, they are a very good model and worth the effort, it produces a very tug-like bow wave when under way too. I replaced the plastic prop in the kit with a brass one of similar size, I was advised to do this because the model is rather heavy (I added 7.5kg - about 16lbs of lead to bring her down to the waterline) and the plastic prop could flex under load. The motor drives the prop shaft through a home made reduction drive of pulleys and 2 belts from neoprene O-rings. It is a very quiet method of reduction, as opposed to gears, which can be quite noisy. I look forward to some photos of the finished article.
Best wishes,
Peter.
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2007, 09:49:53 AM »

Hi Peterfitness, just a quick point about o rings as belts. Because of the way they are moulded they have a cold shut point which is where the material meets in the mould and this is where they will break after some hours flexing around pulleys. It is possible to get belts that look the same as orings which do not have this feature as they are made in a different way. We use such things in my company as we learnt the hard way about orings. So if you can tell me a size I might be able to find a couple. Cheers Grahm. :)
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2007, 11:36:05 PM »

Hi Captain Povey,
I know about the problem with o-rings, but after more than 3 years of running I have not had a breakage - touch wood. I do have some proper little belts as well, but so far so good with the o-rings, perhaps because they are not under great tension, and are being used in relatively slow models.
All the same, thanks for the feed back, I appreciate it.
Peter.
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bigford

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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2007, 10:31:23 PM »

looking for a brass prop and kort for the tug ????!?!?!? ;D
after goofing up  my rudder  it was moved back a little to far
seeing is how the kit build leaves a large gap between the prop and rudder
this should not be a problem right??

rudder should be further to the left of the prop.   also there is no rod at the bottom of
the rudder
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2007, 08:55:06 AM »

I put Robbe:s Kort at my boat. Here is photo i took at my phone , my camera is at my friend. Sorry about photos bad quality.



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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2007, 02:00:34 PM »

Finally got my camera back. So here is few photos at my Amsterdam. As u can see Kort nozzle is slightly askew(not sure is askew right word). I hope it don't affect driving.
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bigford

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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2007, 01:41:34 AM »

ive been working on the stearn a bit this weekend



its still a slow go been spending more time in the happy hunter :angel:
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2007, 02:34:11 AM »

i NEVER liked the bow on the amsterdam SO with a new scroll saw and a smit rotterdam


 :D :o O0
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2007, 08:39:36 PM »

Hi guys . Ive got one of those. HAD TO MODIFY THE SUPERSTRUCTURE fitting to the deck, the six little tabs and slots in the deck dont really work that well and there is no coaming round the deck opening to keep excess water out.  As supplied the rudder does absolutely naff all in reverse, so modifying to a kort is probably a good idea.  Its getting on a bit now and the stanchions round the decks are very brittle and break at the base very easily so might be time for a rebuild............                             regards ....         bob......
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2007, 06:48:43 PM »

well after some time off the dry dock i'm back to working on the tenace


some windows removed some added
bridge wings added  as was the two set in doors





i'm working off the pics of the malbar and tenace




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bigford

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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2007, 02:21:06 AM »

guys BIG  problem during the early building of this bug tug i switched sanding
sealers one brand on the front wood and superstructure and one brand on
the back deck. 
    now the front and superstructure are primed and painted with
dupli-color gray filler primer,looks great!!!
   Now the wood for the rear deck was sanded and cleaned and primed with the
same primer and now the paint is crinkling, i was able to scrap off sheets of
3 day old paint.
 i e-mailed a.l. for replacement parts but can i fix what i have???
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2007, 12:18:16 PM »

Hi ..in the motor trade we used to use a product called primaseal.....wonderful stuff . i think it is wood alcohol based but i could be wrong....anyway if you clean and rub down all the affected areas and then put on primaseal , as long as you dont rub through the stuff , it will stop any reaction between whats under it and what you put on top of it.....by the way ..........love the pics of the naval tugs...looks like i might have found what to refit my amsterdam to !

                               good luck and best wishes

                                regards.....bob..
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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2007, 04:52:25 AM »

Just got mine in today O0 . Can't wait to start this over the winter months.  Ordered mine from RC Scale Model on Thursday of last week, received it in three business days.  Bigford, I'll be watching to see how you do with yours and taking any and all tips from all of you that have had experience with this one.

Wife asked me if this was my Christmas present to myself  ??? .  Guess I haven't told her about me wanting another for Christmas ;)








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Re: My new tug in drydock - Artesania Latina - Amsterdam
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2007, 04:50:04 AM »

mine is no where near ready to hit the water but i can tell you she will
be top heavy :Dlooks like she will be a good ship to sail
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