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zephyr

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Advice on tug build Please
« on: June 24, 2009, 08:37:31 PM »

I would like to build a tug from a f/g hull for towing / steering  ,i have built many boats usually fishing boats (being a ex fishing skipper ) as its easier to build what you know but now fancy having a go at a tug i would like something around 30 " with a good beam  any helpful advice would be great  :-)) :-))
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terence

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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 09:04:56 PM »

Mobile Marine Models, have a great selection, all sizes. www.mobilemarinemodels.com
Terry.
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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:06:25 PM »

...Hi Zephyr...

I would recommend a "NANGEE" hull from Mobile Marine Models...At 28" long & just over 9" wide it is ideal for a good Towing/Steering Tug...
It can be built either Single or Twin Screw...

I have built about 5 tugs using these hulls...There is a build blog on the Forum of my "SCOTCH PRIDE" build...

I hope this helps & All The Best with your project...

..Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 09:39:05 PM »

Hi Zephyr,

How about one of Model Slipways offerings, perhaps 'Al Khubar' 31 x 9.5"
http://www.modelslipway.com/

Or for a list of all the major manufacturers
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Common/TugKits.htm

You will be spoilt for choice

Regards
longshanks
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zephyr

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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 12:28:34 PM »

Thanks guys , sorry for the late reply ive been away for a few days , as i am not looking to start building for a couple of months you have given me plenty to think about , i plan on trying to get out to some comps and having a look at the boats and seeing what i fancy up close ,  :}
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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 01:05:32 PM »

if anyone is interested there is a tug towing day at Blane moor on sunday the 12th July and is one of the best venues in the country well worth the time and effort to attend
hope to see some members there

Steve
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chrise

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Re: Advice on tug build Please
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 01:50:00 PM »

Steve,

What do you know about the 15/16 August Balne Moor meet that is on the MMM web site as a "tug in"? Is it going to differ from one of your normal events?

Chris
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