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oldiron

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2010, 01:41:33 AM »

Nice neat looking work.

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2010, 03:43:58 PM »

Nice work there Toes!
I don't know why mine always look 'beaten' - as if someone dropped the wheelhouse when mounting it!
Do you build each section on a template - I could use a short course on building a window frame/wheelhouse.
Think I'll print these photos off.
Thanks for posting,
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2010, 12:16:29 AM »


Do you build each section on a template - I could use a short course on building a window frame/wheelhouse.


No Mike, no template...
Once the holes are cut in the wheelhouse, i fit each individual piece of frame to fit the 'hole'.. When all 4 sides are a good fit, then just solder each corner while they are in place in the ply.
Pull out the finished frame and clean up the join...
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2010, 12:17:55 AM »

I've produced a set of stairs / ladders and handrails..

While the weather has not been cooperative for painting.. raining and cold... I've been spending some time on the lathe making the cap's for the towing bollards and 'H' frames, also a pair of life raft canisters and the winch capstans.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2010, 12:00:24 AM »

MHT (AKA 'The other WW') has changed color..
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2010, 03:59:56 PM »


The MHT has had a light rubbing down, another coat of primer, a light coat of sealer over the primer below the waterline... and some color above the waterline. I still have to do the paintwork inside the bulwarks and the deck yet.. and the black 'waterline'

The Bow Thruster has gone back in after painting...

.. and the keel coolers have been attached to the hull...

The next job is to re-install the drives so I can float test WW...

I guess the pic's give away what WW's 'livery' is to be..  ok2
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2010, 10:08:21 PM »


I noticed your bow thruster. I like the look of the blades close to the outside edge and wondered how they are driven.

Could you describe the connections and what motor system you have please.

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2010, 11:48:40 PM »

Its the Raboesch 108 - 30 bow thruster, 33mm dia.. :-))
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2010, 10:04:05 AM »


Smashing. Thank you for that. I have found them at Model Dockyard.

Just the thing for my Severn,  meethinks.   :-))

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2010, 11:12:49 AM »

Ken, just fitted one in the Tamar, pricey but good  :-))

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2010, 08:23:40 PM »


I have researched it and found it runs on a 7.2 volt  ??  motor.  How odd that someone should design this voltage.  I am looking into the possibility of fitting a 12 volt motor.

Could anyone see the connections please and advise if another motor could be fitted to the gear arrangement as I don't have a close up of the connections here.  (before I ask the shop and look simple !)

This does look just the job to shift the Severn and I shall be getting one anyway but don't want the wrong motor in my spares box. ( can't get over such a stupid voltage)

Forgive me for stealing your thread, Toes.    :embarrassed:

Cheers

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2010, 08:44:19 PM »

Its not such a stupid voltage Ken, 5 of my boats run on 7.2 Volts.

A product of the modern world I'm afraid. ok2
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2010, 10:10:56 AM »

Why not go for the marx ludder thruster without the motor , i have ordered one from them to replace the one in my tug .
You can fit whatever voltage motor you like then , i run mine with a 540 5 poll motor on 12v.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2010, 07:23:25 PM »


     http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19334.msg188888#msg188888 

I had read this thread previously but had not digested it.  It's a good read of the subject, and covers a lot of angles on 'Bow thrusters'.

Could all the above references to Bow thrusters be moved over to this thread as the subject deserves it's own columns,  and we won't be disturbing  'Toes'  thread.

This is certainly a great looking thruster. Thanks for the picture Martin.

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2010, 10:35:09 PM »

Oops sorry Toes.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2010, 03:13:32 PM »

Just discovered this thread. Toes, you've built a great and very cute looking tug. Can't wait to see it finished and sailing.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2010, 03:41:26 PM »

super work :D
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2010, 08:56:06 PM »

Just discovered this thread.

It's coming along... little by little..
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2010, 12:14:21 AM »

The electricians will arrive within the week for Pilot house outfitting...

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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2010, 05:14:32 AM »

.. and I'm about ready to start on the insides of the wheelhouse Umi..  :-))
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« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2010, 05:18:39 AM »

Oh... and I've started to work out the electrical panel..  %%
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« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2010, 06:21:45 AM »

Hi toes........  ...I have been watching this thread since first presented....& it is :-)) ....but today I am stumped  %%

"Oh... and I've started to work out the electrical panel.." 

So what do I see?

a. a receiver in the middle
b. two ESC outboard?
c. one mixer in the near middle?
d. but what is that aluminium finned fan assisted water cooled box module with the 3/8"NPT brass plug on the perspex lid?........

I have seen that you have made provision for water cooling the twin engines...but did not realise such a thermal gradient requirement would occur ...... Derek  :o :embarrassed:
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2010, 06:43:46 AM »

Hi toes........  ...I have been watching this thread since first presented....& it is :-)) ....but today I am stumped  %%


d. but what is that aluminium finned fan assisted water cooled box module with the 3/8"NPT brass plug on the perspex lid?........

I have seen that you have made provision for water cooling the twin engines...but did not realise such a thermal gradient requirement would occur ...... Derek  :o :embarrassed:

Look UNDER the boat in post #30...  :o
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2010, 02:09:28 PM »

Looks interesting Tows!
Tough little tug there.
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