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TRIMARAN TUG
« on: August 04, 2008, 10:50:25 am »

Hi all,

Came across a Trimaran hull the other week so motors/shafts and 60mm brass props have been fitted and the superstructure and wheel house made, the wood had a few blemishes so i have rebuilt the funnels using styrene and painted up, dont quite know what to do with the rest of the boat yet, whether to have it as a towing tug or some kind of workboat with crane etc?

Any ideas/pictures you folks might have will be helpful.

Russ
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 06:58:23 am »

               


        Deck painted and towing bollard fitted  O0  Has anyone got any pictures of how they kitted out the wheelhouse? 

         Cheers

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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 05:15:54 pm »

Quite a bit done last night/today, fitted fire hoses,lifebelts, and tender boat, made up a Atlas crane from Model Slipway and made a different superstructure to fit on the rear, a  toy crane cannabilsed which can rotate 360 degree, lift and extend the jib. Fendering to the bow and stern and a start was made on the wheelhouse interior.


Thats enough work for one day  O0

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 06:41:31 pm »

Hi

Looks like it could go at a good speed? Very nice job buildin her she looks fantastic  O0

All the best
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 07:48:57 pm »

Interesting looking tug there Russ. It's going to look very good indeed...

Cheers
Simon  :o
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 08:27:04 pm »

Thanks Simon  O0

Undecided how to operate the crane though, it as three motors that control the different manouvers and are all geared so a simple two way switching unit x3 will do if i could get my hands on one, i used a 433mhz on my Weser to control the lights but these are just a switching unit one way?

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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 11:22:26 pm »

Isn't that what they call a cathedral hull?
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 08:44:53 am »

Yes, just what I was thinking  O0
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 05:47:37 pm »

if your looking for a simple way of switching ,what about this method taken from a plan i have for a remote crane
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 10:28:23 pm »

Thanks Daz, yeh that seems to be the simplest option, i will see if i can come up with something different, i may make a circuit board yet.

Took her down to the water today for sea trials and she perfomed beautifully, turned in her own length with full rudder and separate motor control.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 10:41:21 pm »

Looking goooooooooooood
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 11:54:52 pm »

Where might one get hold of a hull like that?
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2008, 09:50:51 am »

Isn't that what they call a cathedral hull?

Hy Guys,
Thats what they call a Trihedral Hull, three hull sectioins, two outside and the main Hull central,, a Cathedral has two Hull sections. no central Hull section.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2008, 01:03:42 pm »

Like a Dawncraft Dandy (1:1)
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Re: TRIMARAN TUG
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2008, 08:54:41 pm »

Thanks for the info lads  O0

Just started to add some deck clutter/ winches etc and some figures.

Russ
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2008, 09:18:02 pm »

Looking very good!

I've just seen this thread after speaking to someone earlier today about trying to get hold of one of those hulls for a rescue boat project!

Not sure I could do it to that quality though, you have a very nice model there.

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2008, 12:02:52 am »

Here's a simple drawing of a trihedral hull.
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2008, 07:25:14 am »

Looking very good!

I've just seen this thread after speaking to someone earlier today about trying to get hold of one of those hulls for a rescue boat project!

Not sure I could do it to that quality though, you have a very nice model there.

Alex

Thanks Alex, i saw this one at Barmouth, this would make a nice model if there was a hull out there.

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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2008, 08:41:22 am »

Scale hobbies have a similar hull to this


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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2008, 08:55:15 am »

   ...Hi Stavros...

Does this mean that I have to mould a third smaller hull now...

Have you checked your e-Mail...

I was going to post pictures on the Forum last night but they are too big & I cant make them smaller at present...

...All The Best...norry...
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2008, 11:22:55 am »

Where might one get hold of a hull like that?


Just browsing through Ebay and found a hull exactly the same.

Item number  320291957189

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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2008, 11:30:00 am »



Alex

Thanks Alex, i saw this one at Barmouth, this would make a nice model if there was a hull out there.

Russ
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Years ago there was a huntsman moored there, is it still there?

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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2008, 11:56:45 am »

I have not seen one there since i have been going in the last three years,  pleasure boats down there are getting scarce now.

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