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Pierre

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Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« on: February 10, 2009, 09:38:13 PM »

Hi All
I'm in the process of building a Ship Docking Module and am looking for detailed pictures of superstructure, funnels etc.  I've downloaded all the available information from SeaBulkTowing (who own the patent) but they are very general and dont give much detail, interesting as they are. They seem to be pretty rare beasts at the moment so not a huge amount of information.
I was hoping the collective wisdom of this list might have some more information.....................

TIA
Pierre

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 10:18:58 PM »

Hi there is this the boat you are after. Welcome to the forum.


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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 12:39:22 AM »

What scale are you building your model?
What version are you building?
Are those Voith drive mounts? That should prove very unique.

The New River, St John's,  and the Escambia, I believe are all MkI versions.
The Suwannee River, Salvador Dali, the Ramone Casas, and the two "Yellow" tugs, Tug Florida, and Endeavour,... http://www.marinetowingtampa.com/vessels/, are MKII versions of the SDM.
Elliot Bay Design group mentioned that the MKIII were on the boards, so the two new
boats being built in Spain may be different yet.

Bicycling on the yellow sdm....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrlmOJeOnb4

Seabulk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CM8hmSJbCs


A little build information here...  %)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551258

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Search shipspotting for images.
They guard the copyrights of the photographers and images quite strictly, so I can not post any of them here.

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/altern8news/?PHPSESSID=ecbd37cbd82ecd30d07727699cbad1bc

http://www.shipspotting.com/search.php?query=sdm+tug&action=results

Salvador Dali
http://www.shipspotting.com/search.php?query=salvador+dali&action=results


But Shipspotting had a lot for the two SDM MkII built in Spain. The Salvador Dali, and the Ramone Casas.
They also had  some of the Slavador Dali in Drydock recently, and you could see the shottle drives and intercoolers.

With two more liscensed to be built in Spain again. The
total number of SDM tugs should come out to about ten world wide.

I know of about eight models.( nine if you count my 1/96 scale)
Yours would be number 10  :-))
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 01:12:16 AM »

PDF and some line drawings for the Mk1 version.  8)

http://www.seabulktowing.com/SeabulkSDMBrochure.pdf
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Pierre

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 06:39:05 AM »

Many thanks to John and Umi for their replies - Umi you've given me so much information, its going to take me a while to sift through it!

I'm not sure there is to much difference between the Mk1s and Mk3s except for an increase in horsepower, though there might be small external differences  - I haven't managed to study the spanish pics yet.
I settled for an overall length of 700mm purely for practical reasons -the tugs have a length/beam ratio of 9/5 and this gives a scale of 1:40.
Yes, I'm using Voith units as I had two in my workshop that I bought cheap and as I am a professional tugmaster (on Voith tugs) I'm naturally drawn to them over Schottel units.  I reecently finished a model of the tug I drive in CapeTown and it shows all the peculiarities and manoeverability of the real vessel.
The only downside about  using the Voith units is that the tops of the motors will extend above the deck line so I will have to box them in.
Anyway, thanks again for all the information!
Cheers - Pierre
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 08:11:44 AM »

If you can work it out, mount the motors for the voith upside down on a
separate motor mount. Since the drives are belt driven, the motor can  be
placed anywhere that allows the belt to line up.  :-)

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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 09:05:06 PM »

Also, when you search Shipspotting for the Ramon Casas,...
Make sure you spell it correctly, I guess I never have... %)

Also check out Zamakona Shipyards...  ok2

http://www.astilleroszamakona.com/english/rem-asimetrico_eng.htm
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Pierre

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 05:46:36 AM »

Thanks Umi - all your sites were of great use - I see now that there is quite a big difference in the accomodation block between the Mark 1 and 2s.  I tend to build in a very linear way so I'll start thinking about that when the hull and running gear are finished.
 I did consider your idea of mounting the motor on the voith unit upside down but they would then protude below the keel (?) and I would have to build a "bubble" . I think I would rather have that above the deck.

Sea.Mariner, I have posted some pictures of my voith tug on the Model Boats Forum, album called "Seleni" link http://www.modelboats.co.uk/albums/default.asp?p=4 Also have another album called MmyBoats if any one else is interested.

To Barry  - thank you modeltugforum sounds interesting and I'm going to check it out immediately!
Lastly to Roger the moderator, thanks for the welcome, I appreciate it!
Sorry for the combined post, seemed the easiest way to reply.
Again, grateful for the response and the help I've received!
Cheers - Pierre (ex frenchman)
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 06:02:47 AM »

Pierre,

With some careful planning, you should be able to land the front motor in the deck house.
With a little bit of fudging, you can try to land the rear motor in the engine room escape
 hatch on the Stern port quarter.  :-)
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 07:36:20 PM »

Hi Pierre,

Good looking tug. Nice details in the pilot house, and
 on the deck. Did you use the Gatika plans for your build?


If you search Shipspotting for Eliseo Vazquez, you should find pictures of
three more SDM tugs. The Eliseo Vazquez, the Clara G., ...  and the Willy T(#11?)

They appear to be going through Sea Trials, as they still have the  crane, and
the inflatable boat over the winch/towing staple.  Not sure if these are MKIII, but
there are a few differences in windows, pilot house top rails, mast base, and there
appears to be a winch, and maybe a two hook on the Starboard stern quarter deck.

 8)


I would guess I found about 25 pictures of this new trio on the web.  ok2
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 11:44:22 PM »

Here are another 14 good images of the Clara G.   %)

The tow hook has a more standard placement than the Eliseo Vazquez

http://picasaweb.google.es/carlos.lavagoneta/BARCOAVILESFUTONGYRemolcadorCLARAG?authkey=We8UNj-ntHQ#slideshow
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Pierre

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Re: Pics for Ship Docking Modules
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 06:11:15 PM »

Hi Umi
Once again you overwhelmed me with useful information - very many thanks!
I'm tending towards building the Mk1 version - the thought of a basic stripped down accomodation and a tug designed for two person operation appeals to me. The Mk 2s obviously fell foul of European regulations hence the accomodation for a larger crew, built in anchor, liferaft rails etc. To me the minimal accomodation of the Mk 1s accentuates the large deck space and the truly unique shape.
Concerning the voith tug just completed, I used the original builders plans, all carefully filed in my cabin, scaled down to 1:40.
Cheers - Pierre
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