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Capt Jack

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New chap
« on: November 05, 2006, 11:53:21 AM »

Hello tuggy people,have just joined the forum and thought i`d say hi.

I come from southampton and this year have got into r/c tugs,i 1st had the billings bankert (i think thats how its spelt),got the bug so bought the Smit Nederland and competed in the SWAMBC tug towing competitions and in my first time doing anything like that won the championship.
I have since sold the Nederland and have now got the Portgarth.
I`m in the merchant navy,not tugs!,so didn`t have an advantage


Steve
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Re: New chap
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006, 12:14:19 PM »

welcome aboard!
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Re: New chap
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006, 12:29:21 PM »

welcome welcome  ;D

im also in southampton, well whiteley to be precise. nice to see some more southerners joining the site.

in the process of getting permission to sail on a large lake in the area (fresh water) will keep you posted just in case you need somewhere local to sail if us boatanics get the go ahead.

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Re: New chap
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2006, 02:04:13 PM »

Hi boatmadman and Jay,thanks for the welcome.
That would be good about the lake Jay,only 1 jct down from you,hedge end
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Re: New chap
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 02:12:39 PM »

There's lots of us on this site from Southampton.

I' m in the Solent Radio Control Model Yacht Club and we sail at Setley Pond in the New Forest.

Welcome.

Richard. :) 8)
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Re: New chap
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 02:29:20 PM »

Hi Richard,went looking for setley once,got totally lost !,if you get a chance could you let me have the direction please
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Re: New chap
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2006, 02:32:23 PM »

Be careful of Richards directions, he carries his license with him so he knows his address.... ;D ;D

Welcome Aboard mate.....



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Re: New chap
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2006, 06:08:59 PM »

LOL ;D

Thanks for the e-mail Richard i will try and get over there.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2006, 07:10:47 PM »

Be careful of Richards directions, he carries his license with him so he knows his address.... ;D ;D

Welcome Aboard mate.....



Roy

Who toldyou about licenses Roy :o :o
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Re: New chap
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2006, 07:34:22 PM »

Welcome Steve, its Andy, Glyns mate who bought the Smit Nederland. Small world. Just got back from taking Bar Light Float off station.
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Re: New chap
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2006, 09:41:12 AM »

Hi Andy,how you doing ?,had been looking at the site for a while so thought i would join,How glyn getting on with the tug ?
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Re: New chap
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2006, 08:50:45 PM »

Ok, he burnt a motor out so got to get a replacement this weekend at Warwick, its a good heavy weather boat.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2006, 10:32:03 PM »

Oh shame that happend,I`ve got a pair of decaperms,6v,gearbox motors,the original ones which the guy at westbourne said were the best and about 60 each when new,i would like 75 for the pair if he`s interested,i`m only going on what he said price wise,and they in excellent condition.
Yes the Nederland is a good boat,always like it.

Steve
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Re: New chap
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2006, 07:33:11 PM »

Welcome  Capt Jack, to the forum. do you have any pics of the nederland?. Iam just starting this kit myself, but am having trouble with finding pics of the colours and how to install the running gear. Any help will be much appreciated( and if i ever get to Southampton, there will be a pint or a rum on the bar for you). Cheers, Chris.
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Re: New chap
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2006, 11:23:22 PM »

try taking a look at this site.

http://www.tugphotos.co.uk/

look under S and there are pictures of Smit Denmarken, Finland, Rusland, Zweden - all in the same class as Nederland.  Interesting point is, having been on board several of them, the hawse holes at the bow have been welded closed on most of them, and can be seen blanked over in the pictures.  You can also see that the yeoow/ blue stripping on the bow section is totally different to the pictures on the model box, and the stripes hown round the fron of the wheelhouse are not there in full size.

On the Zweden, you can clearly see what appears to be a yellow striped oil drum on top of the wheelhouse.  This is in fact full of concrete and set into a frame where it is held upright by a pin and cable.  This is an emergency tow release system, a handle in the roof of the wheelhouse can be pulled to release a pin, causing the drum to swing down, and this is attached to a cable system which runs down and releases the tow line.

Aston
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Re: New chap
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2006, 07:57:55 AM »

You will also find all the various versions of the Smit Denmarken here, don't get to distracted though, you will wonder where time went.
http://www.tugspotters.com
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Re: New chap
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2006, 12:16:36 PM »

Thanks to all who helped, and thanks Capt Jack for the pics, much appreciated.
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Re: New chap
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2006, 04:13:45 PM »

hi steve jamie that takes place in swambc tug towing and ss
are you the one that resuced me at yeovil when i got rope round my prop of the horn boat just wondering
cheers jamie
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Re: New chap
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2006, 06:07:07 PM »

;DHi Steve, Nice to hear from you mate. Hope your not working that dredger to hard.
I am still very happy with the Smit Denmarken, She is a good boat but the motors were rubbish. I have just bought a pair at the Warwick show so will see if I can melt one of the new ones. I hope to see you at one of the tug comps on the south coast in 2007. Having trouble joining a club locally that is affiliated. May join the Poole club as I like it down there. Cheers for now Glyn :Phttp://
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Re: New chap
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2006, 04:38:56 PM »

Greetings Captain jack recommended I join you all on this board! ;D

I'll introduce myself,   Richard (I'm the "dry dock" king)

I haven't yet got my own vessel but I am slowly erring on getting "Tito Neri" or the "Parrat"
Both have the wow factor for me and to build the vessel in front of MY CAPTAIN would be such a buzz

I have enjoyed reading the posts on this site
Great stuff :) :)
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