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jeff351

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Re: Introduction with new build-Aquacraft Atlantic II tug
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2019, 04:07:38 AM »

update long time coming...I am still working on the superstructure but today I finally put in the water. Still needs a little ballast but it runs great. And I got to use it as a tug also. My Aquacraft Lucas Oil catamaran flipped over, so a family friend tried pushing it, and he somehow dry-docked his boat on top of mine.






sending my tug out to the rescue. Towing a string with some wire hooks I made glued to some ping-pong balls. Plan is to loop around the stranded vessel to hook it, and tow it home.





and it worked! No problem towing it in, the new motor and prop combo is more than enough power for this load.



Having a retrieval vessel makes a huge difference when going to the lake. Now I dont have to worry about getting a boat stranded away from shore, in fact now I look forward to it  :-))
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Re: Introduction with new build-Aquacraft Atlantic II tug
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2019, 04:19:12 AM »

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Re: Introduction with new build-Aquacraft Atlantic II tug
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2020, 07:00:55 PM »

Been watching the build with interest , as we seem to be from the same mind set as I buy a hull convert it and then the rest is scratch built , very satisfying if a tad long to build , but thats not a bad thing eh .....good luck and keep us posted over here please .


Regards Ivor .
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Re: Introduction with new build-Aquacraft Atlantic II tug
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2020, 05:00:22 AM »

so another lapse in time before the next update. So many projects, its easy to forget what else is in the shop.


Basic structure is complete. Painted up with some weathering effects, not sure when to call this complete, I've discovered its real easy to get deep in the weeds with details like radar, hand rails, lights, etc.  Its ONLY a retrieval boat anyways  %)  It does need some more 'stuff' added but im not sure what...


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