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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: richyh66 on March 28, 2016, 06:27:17 PM

Title: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: richyh66 on March 28, 2016, 06:27:17 PM
Hello All,
looking for a bit of help, couple of years ago I got a semi built smit Rotterdam from ebay,
theu must of sickened of the planking as it is half done, port side only,
as you can guess the keel is twisted, ive looked at removing the planking and putting the keel in a jig

my other though was a GRP hull ??? anybody know of a manufacturer

any thoughts greatly appreciated

thanks
Richy
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: jarvo on March 28, 2016, 09:13:41 PM
Hi Richie


Found this site some time last year, they do tug hulls to order.   WWW.scheepsmodelbouw.be click on the tugs part on the left of the page, might have what you want


Regards


Mark
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: richyh66 on March 29, 2016, 03:40:31 PM
cheers mark
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: richyh66 on March 29, 2016, 03:56:33 PM
excellent, just been on the site and they do a 1:78th,

don't open till april though :((, looks like plan B will be getting used if not too expensive, cut superstructure away from ribs and planking and transplant onto grp hull

shouldn't be too expensive

thanks again
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: jarvo on March 29, 2016, 04:16:49 PM
Try contacting them, the opening dates are always up


Mark
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: richyh66 on March 29, 2016, 05:50:38 PM
emailed them today for a quote,

thanks again
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: richyh66 on May 12, 2016, 09:01:29 PM
hello all, received GRP hull today from belgium, :-))  excellent build quality, straight as a dye and a good deep rigid casting


highly recommended O0


http://scheepsmodelbouw.be
Title: Re: Smit Rotterdam (billings) hull
Post by: jarvo on May 12, 2016, 10:05:18 PM
Hi richie, you wont be sorry, they make superb hulls, shame they only open 6 months of the year


Mark