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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: mikeflyer on December 12, 2008, 09:26:07 PM

Title: The dutch courage motors
Post by: mikeflyer on December 12, 2008, 09:26:07 PM
Hi all
Just got my first model boat the dutch courage tug and will be asking for some help as i go along with the build .
i now that at the moment i don't need them but would like to got them now so the motors . I would like to do some towing with her when
she is all done so can anyone tell me the best motors to get
                                                                                Thanks mike
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: portside II on December 12, 2008, 09:40:31 PM
Hi Mikeflyer ,i have built my own version from Model slipway  and i was advised to fit a pair of 6-1 geared mfa motors ,if you do then replace the supplied props with brass ones as i found them underpowered .
I have since replaced the geared ones with direct drive but kept the original props and they work fine , when i get mine back in the water after a refit i will be doing some towing so the choice is yours ,well this choice .
I am sure the guys on here will be more than willing to give you more information and choices  :-)) .
daz
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: norry on December 13, 2008, 10:50:49 AM
...PortsideII..

What height is there from the bottom of the hull to the underside of the Towing Deck...

I am planning on fitting 2 Hectoperms in my boat & was just wondering if there will be enough room for them...

...All The Best...Norry...
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: bosun on December 13, 2008, 11:18:17 AM
Hy Norry
the measurement on my Dutch Courage, from the hull bottom to the deck underside is 4 inches, I am useing two MFA 12 volt motors with 6 to 1 boxes. Hope these pics help

If these photo,s send I have plenty more of my other builds
Bosun
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: portside II on December 13, 2008, 08:08:52 PM
nice work there bosun , i think it looks better without the crane .
A few Q's , have you changed the props ,if so how many blades , and do you have any probs with such a big arm on the steering servo.
daz
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: bosun on December 13, 2008, 10:57:29 PM
Hy Daz
I changed the props for brass, 50mm  four bladed,  and strenghtened the rudder fittings. I have,nt had a problem with the big servo arm, it is a little longer because it is working a micro switch running two firemontors. I am still undecided on the crane, I know that is how it is on the real vessel, but it just does,nt work for me, I might try a working capstan instead, at the moment I am working on an e
Empire class from MS, will post a few pics of my winter projects.
Bosun
Title: Re: The dutch courage motors
Post by: bosun on December 13, 2008, 11:03:00 PM
Hy
I dont want to hijack Mike's thread so will post a few pics under a new thread, My Winter Projects
Bosun