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daz

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Bow Thruster
« on: October 04, 2009, 04:44:09 PM »

Hi to you all out there.
My club are about to start tug towing compertions from next year.
So i am building a Tug to compete. What i need help with is to use a comercial bow thruster or make my own,
Any help would be gratful. :-)
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 11:07:32 PM »


So i am building a Tug to compete. What i need help with is to use a comercial bow thruster or make my own,
Any help would be gratful. :-)

A commercial one is just cut the hole and glue it in... making one is a little more complicated.
You either have to make a right angled gearbox or a flexible shaft from an off-set motor..

.. or do you mean operating one?..  {:-{
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 11:36:36 PM »

come to Blane moor on the 18th of this month and you can See some of th best bow thrusters working and you could even have a go with a tug fitted with one. granted it is a home made type but there cheap to build if you can do it and they work very very well and if done right will last for years even with the abuse i give them.
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 08:06:45 AM »

So ya got any details on em  ,ministeve ?
Malcolm  NZ
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 03:43:16 PM »

I can vouch for MiniSteve's bow thrusters. They are the same motor/coupling/shaft/prop as the main drive system on most Springers! Three even survived the abuse that I gave them!!!!!!!

Chris

PS Ministeve - I am still hoping for that scooter motor link. 
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 10:03:14 PM »

Anyone put one in a Smit Nederland? That might be one of this winter's projects. I have a spare ESC and a spare channel on the R/C (LH stick - X axis) that's just crying out to be put to use!
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 11:02:37 AM »

HI Ministeve,

Please can you show us tightwads how to make a cheap Bowthruster.

Thanks,

Len.
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chrise

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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 11:47:31 AM »


Please can you show us tightwads how to make a cheap Bowthruster.
Len.

Have a look at Ministeve photos/ narrative here.  The details are in the thread although the ones that I have seen had rather more P41 around the shaft/tube joint for reinforcement I think. The plumbing pipe was also VERY well roughened to key it all.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19334.msg188096#msg188096

Chris
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 03:54:06 PM »

Hi Guys,  This is a large bow thruster 50mm with a 45x plastic racing prop, This is for a one off job.See photos.  Don't no if I have the best motor for the job or got it in at the right end. {-) {-) {-) %%.

John

         PS What do you mean  no way, motor that is {-)
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 03:56:01 PM »

Sorry this is what I should have put in.  :-))

John
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 04:21:38 PM »

Hi Guys    Yes the tube looks to be long, but when in the position you require it then you can cut the tube to fit the hull.

John
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Re: Bow Thruster
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 01:41:35 PM »

A Big Thankyou to you all For the Help :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Daz
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