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MMM tug Afon Alaw
« on: August 21, 2008, 01:13:14 PM »

Has anyone built the tug "Afon Alaw" from Mobile Marine Models? It looks very nice and chunky (powerful lines). It would be great to see some photos and hear of building experiences.

Cheers
Simon  :o
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 02:28:53 PM »

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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 04:13:10 PM »

Cheers for that Richard!

All the best
Simon  ;)
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 11:13:47 PM »

Aaaaaaaaaaaahhh!.....fame at last. O0
If you want anything specific photographed, let me know and I will try to help out.

I would try to get my motors further aft if I did it all again, and perhaps a better thought out ballast system.
She runs all day on large 12v battery that feeds both motors, same ESC supplies both too, her bow thruster is home made and uses a standard ni-cad racing pack and its own ESC....both Electronize 30 amp models. The working winch uses a smaller home-made ni-cad pack and an Mtroniks speed controler.

She has 70mm kort nozzles with 65mm kort props.
The wheelhouse is detachable from the deck house, as is the mast from the wheelhouse for ease of transport & storage.
The aft deck access is a large hatch that is sealed by 'freezer tape', works great and no leaks. Never need to get in there really as I can access the electrics etc through the main hatch, other than to change a crystal, all I do there is place the battery.

I have also found some detail pics on the net that I would be happy to sort out copies if you like?
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 12:17:24 AM »

Hello BlazingPenguin!

Good to hear from you. Yes, any photos or info gratefully received!

All the best
Simon  :D
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 01:09:11 PM »

hears my afon hull built with my own top idea works for me this is one of the most powerful tugs on the tug towing scene that i know of very very good hull too i do very well with this tug a joy to sail
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 01:22:45 PM »

pics of her sailing
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 01:50:31 PM »

Last photograph.....

You did say "...sailing...." didn't you?

Roger in France.
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 06:49:45 PM »

Ministeve what motors have you in her and what size is the props and kort and last but not least who's korts are they



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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 08:34:05 PM »

hi stav the motors are out of a new astra blower heater. the props are 70mm thruster from the very excellent prop shop and the Kort's are mobile marine models 70mm thrustmaster i have sailed this tug for about 3 years now and can well recommend the running gear if done right  ;D
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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 10:11:21 PM »

Thanks for that very impressive my type of power AWSOME


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Re: MMM tug Afon Alaw
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2008, 10:14:19 PM »

the only type of power  (over powered) ;D ;D
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