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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Seaport Tugs => Topic started by: TugCowboy on August 24, 2008, 08:19:42 PM

Title: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 24, 2008, 08:19:42 PM
Hi Guys,

I fancy having one of these on my workbench for a slow project to do while paint is drying etc.... but can't seem to find anywhere online with one in stock, for the Sub 30 mark.

Anyone know of any stockists that my Googling skills might not be picking up?

Many thanks,

Alex
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 24, 2008, 08:28:45 PM
they have a WIDE BAND AM-band radio, however try Toys-r-us or Woolworths
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: DickyD on August 24, 2008, 08:34:55 PM
Is it me ? What are we after here ? :-\
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 24, 2008, 08:38:47 PM
A Seaport tug for conversion!
Sorry I had assumed this was a specific forum for these RTR conversions.

Alex
Title: is this winch right for the seaport boat? do you want one?
Post by: Weeds on August 25, 2008, 02:27:18 AM
is this winch right for the seaport boat? do you want one?

Drum Winch w/capstans for First Gear Sized Trucks and also smaller scale vehicles.  This winch looks great as a smaller model on the back of First Gear Trucks (10 ton model), and also looks great on 1/50 scale trucks as a heavy duty 50 ton model. It comes un-assembled, with everything shown, and also a hook is provided for the end of the cable. The two I-beams provided are 1" in length, and total width of the finished winch is around 1 1/2".

(http://i12.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/f2/ba/74a9_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: DickyD on August 25, 2008, 11:02:16 AM
RcScale list them at 27.48 + p&p

http://www.rcscale.co.uk/eshop/proddetail.php?prod=RCB-SEAPOR

Dont know what they are like as I have never dealt with them.  O0
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 25, 2008, 11:06:03 AM
Thanks DickyD I had looked at RcScale and decided against it to be honest.
From their "about" section it seems they are a Chinese company shipping everything direct, they only accept payment through paypal and I don't know anyone who has dealt with them before.
Last week I got stung by customs for buying an Airbrush from such a company, 40 on a 20 item :( So I'm a bit more weary now.

Sadly for me thats just too many strikes :(
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: DickyD on August 25, 2008, 11:46:27 AM
Try this lot tugcowboy. They come from Sunderland but are expensive at 49.99 + p&p

http://www.remote-island.co.uk/Categories/Boats/TugBoat/Radio_Controlled_Tug_Boat.htm

They do however have a price promise that says if you can get it cheaper anywhere else they will match the price less another 10%

Howes do it for 29.99 + p&p but are out of stock at the moment.

http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/RadioControl/viewProducts.php?SubCatID=114

RcScale list them at 27.48 + p&p

http://www.rcscale.co.uk/eshop/proddetail.php?prod=RCB-SEAPOR
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 25, 2008, 11:59:30 AM
Thanks DickyD, I have emailed Remote Island and asked them if their will apply their price promise to the Howes or RC Scale price.

Lets see what they say!

Alex
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: Weeds on August 25, 2008, 04:01:09 PM
why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 25, 2008, 04:16:21 PM
why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...
I would if there were any listed! I've done a search for "Seaport" Workboat" "Dickie" and that chinese name they go under, but there hasn't been one on for the past few days....and I really want something this week.

Right now I'm without boat, working or not!....'tis like a nightmare I tell you!

Alex
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on August 29, 2008, 10:12:57 AM
I have emailed Remote Island and asked them if their will apply their price promise to the Howes or RC Scale price.

Nope! it seems they wont match the price. :(
Bit stupid having a "price promise" then isn't it, hardly a promise if you don't keep it!

Alex
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: SteveB on September 18, 2008, 03:38:24 PM
Hi,

As I guess most here know, Howes have been sold out of these for a while.  But whilst visiting my farther found two Seaports in Howes sitting in a corner, labelled as faulty at 15ea.

One had a "dead radio" the other "no steering", since the plan was to gut them it didn't matter.  However we couldn't help investigating the faults.  Between the two we found at least three faults before giving up and getting the wire cutters out!  ;D

I get the impression they don't tend to last too long in their original form.  One Seaport still contained a letter from the original customer saying that he had purchased three different RTR boats from Howes over a period of time, and all had been faulty.  I know they're cheap, but that's got to be bad luck!  :(

Steve
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: RantandRave on September 23, 2008, 05:50:01 PM
Two on ebay at the moment......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMBURG-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263154193QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DICKI-POLICE-COAST-GUARD-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263151295QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Interesting description....

 "IT CAME IN KIT FORM, AND TOOK FOREVER TO BUILD"
&
"THEY ARE QUITE RARE IN THIS CONDITION,  AND BUILT UP,  SO DO YOUR SUMS  AND IT PROBABLY STANDS AT AROUND  250 WITH LABOUR COST"
&
 "HARD TO FIND BUILT UP AND READY TO GO  IN UNUSED CONDITION,  WELL WOTH OVER 300" 

.... or maybe this should be listed under "more ebayitis!"



Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: DickyD on September 23, 2008, 07:24:28 PM
Two on ebay at the moment......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMBURG-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263154193QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DICKI-POLICE-COAST-GUARD-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263151295QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Interesting description....

 "IT CAME IN KIT FORM, AND TOOK FOREVER TO BUILD"
&
"THEY ARE QUITE RARE IN THIS CONDITION,  AND BUILT UP,  SO DO YOUR SUMS  AND IT PROBABLY STANDS AT AROUND  250 WITH LABOUR COST"
&
 "HARD TO FIND BUILT UP AND READY TO GO  IN UNUSED CONDITION,  WELL WOTH OVER 300" 

.... or maybe this should be listed under "more ebayitis!"


Should be listed under "Yet another con on E'bay "  >>:-(
Title: Seaport Tugs Available again!
Post by: TugCowboy on September 23, 2008, 09:22:53 PM
Hi guys,

Howes have a new shipment of Seaport Tugs in again, at 29.99 same as before, I've just put my order in, been waiting for them to come in for months now, I'm very pleased indeed :D

However, just my luck I notice they come in on a Tuesday night, when Howes close on a Wednesday so I probably won't see it until Monday :(

Get 'em while they're hot boys n girls, they don't seem to hang around long!

Alex
Title: Re: Seaport Tugs Available again!
Post by: Weeds on September 23, 2008, 10:22:47 PM
Hi Alex,

How do you use the stock servo?
Title: Re: Seaport Tugs Available again!
Post by: TugCowboy on September 23, 2008, 10:50:30 PM
Hi Alex,

How do you use the stock servo?

Not sure what you mean.

Are you asking how to re-use it, or how it works in the seaport "out of the box"?

Alex
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: Weeds on September 24, 2008, 05:52:34 PM
How do you connect the stock servo to Futaba receiver and use it?
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 24, 2008, 06:25:04 PM

The servo supplied in the model is not a real servo and can't be used with a Futaba or any other type of receiver.
A "real" servo will cost you 4-8.00


Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: portside II on September 24, 2008, 07:52:15 PM
Pm sent tugcowboy
daz
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: Weeds on September 29, 2008, 01:46:12 AM

The servo supplied in the model is not a real servo and can't be used with a Futaba or any other type of receiver.
A "real" servo will cost you 4-8.00




Martin, I found how to use the servo supplied in the seaport model with a futaba receiver. It is just a motor with some gears. While it doesn't respond to an ESC, it does turn if you connect the yellow and blue wires to a AA battery! Next,

 take apart a standard Futaba servo, solder off the servo motor and connect the motor leads to seaport's yellow and blue servo wires. The seaport is now controlled by a Futaba left/right stick! :)
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 13, 2008, 01:59:22 PM
One on fleabay 38 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320310235738&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:VRI
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: maande on October 19, 2008, 01:16:46 PM
It is only a toy.Formerly was Tamiya product.If you change many installation from that boat. I suggest you to buy Model Slipway tug boat. In Hong Kong nobody like it because it is too cheap and ugly.
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on October 19, 2008, 01:24:36 PM
It is only a toy.Formerly was Tamiya product.If you change many installation from that boat. I suggest you to buy Model Slipway tug boat. In Hong Kong nobody like it because it is too cheap and ugly.

IF you look around this forum there are many conversions done on these cheap little tugs which make them look anything BUT ugly.

Its all about having a challenge, who cares how much it cost?

Alex
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: craftysod on October 19, 2008, 01:29:11 PM
I bought one off a guy on fleabay for 25 inc p&p to use as rescue boat if my main build ever gets finished and floats,these can look good,with some changes
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: maande on October 19, 2008, 02:36:23 PM
You change the superstructure only, can you change the hull?
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: DickyD on October 19, 2008, 02:48:14 PM
If you look here you can see what can be done.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=125.0
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: PT Sideshow on November 01, 2008, 02:02:29 PM
why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...

Where in the US would one look.

Haven't found any of the on-line usual suspect hobby suppliers that have them?

I'm assuming that the Dickies is a brand name, as there are a number of Dickies Unimog RC truck conversions on the web videos.

I haven't hit toy's R us or the local stores yet.

thanks in advance

Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on November 01, 2008, 04:33:45 PM
From friends in the US, eBay seems to be the place to get them. They go under the names "Dickie" "Seaport" and "Hen Long" and are called either a "Harbor Tug" or "Workboat"

See what eBay pulls up for you.

Alex
Title: Re: Where to get one?
Post by: Weeds on November 01, 2008, 04:47:34 PM
why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...

Where in the US would one look.

Haven't found any of the on-line usual suspect hobby suppliers that have them?

I'm assuming that the Dickies is a brand name, as there are a number of Dickies Unimog RC truck conversions on the web videos.

I haven't hit toy's R us or the local stores yet.

thanks in advance



http://desc.shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_dmptZRadioQ5fControlQ5fVehiclesQQ_sopZ15?_nkw=%28seaport%2C+dickie%2C+%22harbor+tug%22%2C+workboat%2C+%22fire+boat%22%2C+%22rc+tug+boat%22%2C+%22rc+tug%22%2C+%22radio+control+tug%22%29&_sacat=2562&LH_TitleDesc=1&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=%28seaport%2C+dickie%2C+%22harbor+tug%22%2C+workboat%2C+%22fireboat%22%2C+%22rc+tug+boat%22%2C+%22rc+tug%22%2C+%22radio+control+tug%22%29&_osacat=2562
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: craftysod on November 02, 2008, 01:30:32 PM
That always makes me laugh,you buy the item for 49 cents and pay 60 bucks postage,double what the item is worth
Title: Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
Post by: TugCowboy on November 02, 2008, 01:51:32 PM
I think Howes have run out of stock again!
Glad I got a couple while I could.

Alex