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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #200 on: March 15, 2015, 12:58:29 PM »

Correct me if I'm wrong here, gentlemen, but I'm sure I've seen a pic somewhere of a small push tug similar to a Motorflote with a hatch in the roof, similar to an escape hatch or even a sun roof type of thing. Any ideas anybody? Or am I on the wrong planet here?


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #201 on: March 15, 2015, 05:53:36 PM »

Well, right or not, George will be having a hatch above his head.


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(excuse the glue line, I hadn't noticed that until I posted the picture.... :embarrassed:  )
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #202 on: March 15, 2015, 07:12:25 PM »

I can't understand the appeal of them, just a motorised steel box noot much bigger than a coffin.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #203 on: March 15, 2015, 07:34:09 PM »

I'm awful sorry you don't like my choice of model...I'll ask Martin or Ken to pull the whole topic and that'll be it, you'll not have to read it again.


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #204 on: March 15, 2015, 07:50:25 PM »


Built for a purpose I guess.... and and very cheaply I'd wager!


I can't understand the appeal of them, just a motorised steel box noot much bigger than a coffin.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #205 on: March 15, 2015, 08:03:59 PM »

Ah...Martin, can you please remove this whole topic if you wouldn't mind?


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #206 on: March 15, 2015, 08:26:16 PM »

Rich GROW UP ...it doesnt matter a toss what others post about it if it floats your boat then so be it,YES I asked why was it infamous and you replied BUT it wasnt meant to be a critism,BUT sorry if you think it was...I for one have allways looked at this thread with interest....if everyone  took your  attitude IN MY OPINION  then all I can say to Martin and the mods is simple...BYE BYE MAYHEM
 
Dave...........now waiting for the flack
 
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #207 on: March 15, 2015, 08:26:35 PM »

No no no ...some people are enjoying this build.  Daft kinda boat but I`ve seen worse and much more uninteresting . Keep us entertained Rich, please.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #208 on: March 15, 2015, 08:47:52 PM »

Dave...no flack, at least not from me.


Mr Arrow...thank you.


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #209 on: March 15, 2015, 08:51:25 PM »

Keep it going Rich.....a bit unusual, but a nice build all the same :-))
Can`t wait to see how it performs on the water O0
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #210 on: March 15, 2015, 09:23:57 PM »

I am enjoying this build too.  Please keep it going  :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #211 on: March 15, 2015, 09:24:41 PM »

It would be such a shame to loose so much useful info and a great thread. I've just enjoyed the last 1/2hr reading most of what has been posted!


Looks a great build rich keep going please!  :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #212 on: March 15, 2015, 10:14:50 PM »

Thanks guys...I appreciate the kind words, I really do.


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #213 on: March 15, 2015, 10:21:39 PM »

Dave(Stavros) your turning into a Colin,
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #214 on: March 16, 2015, 07:37:12 AM »

Hi Rich,

Keep the article going.

As I was taught in photography, if you like a picture good. If other people like it that's a bonus.

A very good model boat builder once said to me that he did not like my boats because the have little detail on them.

I replied when the boat is away from the bank the detail is not seen so why bother!

If you type into Google Images Truckable Tugs you will see some that are uglier than the Motorflot.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #215 on: March 16, 2015, 08:25:41 AM »

Thought we were boat modellers. O0 O0
If you wish to comment favourably or constructively then do so.
If you don't like a model then keep your thoughts to yourselves please.
Anyway what's not to like about this 'Infamous Motorflote' at work?


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #216 on: March 16, 2015, 08:33:57 AM »

I have this weird obsession with the Motorflote, don't know why, but I just do. There's loads of push tugs out there, most of them a damn sight better looking, but there's just something about them that I like.


I'll keep the posts coming then if you'd like me to...won't be much to post today, as I want to get some paint on the hull.


Thank you all for the support. I appreciate it.


Rich


(Ned, keep the photos of yours coming if you have any more)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #217 on: March 16, 2015, 08:57:53 AM »


Looking at those photos, the skippers must strong stomach to operate them!

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #218 on: March 16, 2015, 09:03:44 AM »

George came fully equipped with a concrete lining to his stomach...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #219 on: March 16, 2015, 11:48:07 AM »

I just had a minor heart attack when you were asking for it to be pulled! I have recently got back to boats and reallly recently.discovered the push tugs, starting on my springer soon, although I am kinda tempted by this too now  :o

Where did you get the plans please? I shall add it to the 'to build' list.

Please, please keep the build log going or I shall have to set the motorfloat police on you, for failure of services to motor floats  :police:  ok2

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #220 on: March 16, 2015, 12:33:16 PM »

Oh no...not the Motorflote police! I shall obey, oh masterful one... %)


I bought the magazine from eBay (December 1985) with the build article and plans in it, Andy at Models By Design made me a kit in styrene, all cnc cut. He'll sell you a kit if you want one...30 plus postage (I think Debbie said post was a tenner, but don't quote me on that) If you build it to the plan, you could have it on the water in a weekend, but I sort of got carried away with mine, and I'm adding all sorts of working bits to it.



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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #221 on: March 16, 2015, 01:52:25 PM »

Not much done today, the paint didn't arrive but the ladyfriend did, so I occupied myself with fitting the roof lights, making the back boards, and trial fitting the horns whilst she was snoozing on the sofa.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #222 on: March 16, 2015, 08:07:42 PM »


I assume you mean the TUG.                {-)


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #223 on: March 16, 2015, 08:13:08 PM »

I assume you mean the TUG.                {-)


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #224 on: March 16, 2015, 08:14:41 PM »

Not much done today, the paint didn't arrive but the ladyfriend did,


You should havea switch tomorrow posted 1st class this am :-))


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