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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2010, 03:19:50 PM »


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?........


a/ Correct
b/ Correct
c/ No, it's another ESC... and the 4th is soon to be added..
d/ It's the header tank for the keel cooling system...  ok2
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2010, 06:45:08 PM »


While I'm waiting for some other bits to arrive (I have the second pump) I've been making up some small detail pieces..  O0

The Captains chair.. I have a seated Captain, but he needs a re-paint
The rear staple lamp... and it works!
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2010, 06:29:00 PM »

Superbly thought out, designed, and put together  :-)) :-)) :-))

Keep the pictures coming mate!!!
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2010, 06:38:47 AM »


I have received a 'goody package' from Umi.... Thanks Umi!..

The bumper strips have started to be added... but I'm thinking i need more...
The radar has been added and has started to be painted... and yes, it works!..
.. and I've started on the wheelhouse interior 'panels' and screens...
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2010, 01:52:23 PM »

Looking pretty sharp there!
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2010, 06:45:33 PM »

Toes
Looking good there, one question how did you make the light on the staple? It looks really effective. :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2010, 12:35:42 AM »


one question how did you make the light on the staple? It looks really effective. :-)) :-)) :-))


It's one of Umi's floodlights cast in acrylic (I think?) painted white to reflect the light and then painted black as a case finish. The wiring is fed down in to the hull inside the staple...
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2010, 01:24:46 PM »

Seriously impressed with this! The attention to detail is fantastic. Please keep the pics coming!
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2010, 03:59:44 AM »

I've been doing some 'interior' wheelhouse work and have finished (except the screens) the control panels.... and yes, they do illuminate..  O0

and I have a Captain with a 'grotty' red cap...

... and I'm still working on the .. ahem... wiring / rat's nest / electrical panel i have created...  :o
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2010, 08:01:33 AM »

Looking good!    :-))
 What's that little water tank for?
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2010, 08:15:19 AM »

I think it is mentioned in reply#50.

Thats a great piece of workmanship, hopefully oneday I will get to those levels.

Jim.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2010, 08:50:24 AM »

... oh yes!  :embarrassed:
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2010, 02:06:53 AM »

Looking good!    :-))
 What's that little water tank for?


WW lives!....
It's been back in to the DTF for a motor / steering test run.
It seems to have plenty of power.. there may be a need for more steering, though it does seem to turn readily enough.

.. and i also now have a working keel cooling system... (that's what the little water tank is for Martin  O0 )
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2010, 06:18:52 AM »

Today has been LED's... lots of them!..

4 Deck floods, 8 deck lights, 2 in the wheelhouse under the control panels... and I'm halfway up the mast...
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2010, 07:35:46 AM »

Superb build, Toes.

I had never heard of "keel coolers" before and wondered why the keel needed cooling, duh! How efficient is that system?

Looking foward to seeing her perform.

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« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2010, 11:05:53 AM »

 :-))....without a pun...Toes....but brilliant illumination  O0 in the bridge house ....regards Derek
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2010, 07:57:09 PM »

That is brilliant toes, that is the best wheel house i have seen O0 O0 O0.

regards John B
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« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2010, 09:04:02 PM »

That is brilliant toes, that is the best wheel house i have seen O0 O0 O0.

regards John B

DITTO....THAT'S ONE UBBER WHEELHOUSE!!!!
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2010, 05:10:13 AM »


I had never heard of "keel coolers" before and wondered why the keel needed cooling, duh! How efficient is that system?


I've had two bowls of water, one hot from the tap (too hot to put your hand in) and the other one with ice in it. Putting a keel cooler in the one with the ice and pumping water through the system on 6v , it took 8 minutes to get the water in the hot bowl to the same temperature as the one with the ice in it.
The experiment proves it works... but I'll have to see in practice how efficient it is at cooling the on board equipment when i have a heavy barge attached to the tug.
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2010, 05:10:55 AM »

I also now have mast lights and the wheelhouse deck lights...
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #70 on: July 27, 2010, 06:40:50 PM »

 Way cool.   8)
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2010, 06:47:21 AM »

Externally the MHT is finished... except for maybe a few bit's of 'deck dross'.

The electronics board needs finishing off and I'm going to pull the port drive as it seems tighter than the starboard drive.

Ladies and Gentlemen... The TBW gives you...

'William Wallace'
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2010, 07:10:31 AM »

10.5 / 10!   :-))
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2010, 10:07:55 AM »

Def the canine gonads, your best yet Toes.  Interior illumination  :-))is just perfect
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Re: Modern Harbour Tug
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2010, 11:12:45 AM »

Absolutely Superb Toes :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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