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tubby tomo

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american tow boats
« on: February 04, 2010, 09:17:08 AM »

Hi all Ive been building a towboat could any one tell me what the boxes with a large pipe coming from it into the funnel its on the deck behind the funnel  what are thay for
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 09:19:17 AM »

Got a picture ? {:-{
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tubby tomo

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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 09:20:18 AM »

ill find one
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 09:30:43 AM »

Could be Air Conditioning Units
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 09:38:25 AM »

this is the best picture ive got
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 09:43:40 AM »

they look like engine room 'blowers'   forceing air into the engine room!
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 10:10:31 AM »

Where is Towboatjoe when you need him ?   Yep dont know , but guess forced air to engineroom.  The large circular object on the funnel could be the outlet , again just a guess.
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 10:27:21 AM »

It looks like the air is sucked in throughthe vent boxes
with the through draught being supplied by exhaust fans
behind the circular grills on the funnels

Well thats my idea !!

Yours Aye


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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 05:16:52 PM »

Here I am. The boxes behind the stacks are the air intakes for the main engines. The round ones on the stacks are exhaust fans to draw heat out of the engine room. If you want to learn a lot more about these boats visit my site. http://towboatjoe.com
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 08:32:57 AM »

thanks to towboat joe you told me every thing i wanted know and to to other mayhem shipmates thanks  my tow boat is 5ft by 15" two 24v motors 76mm5blad props    :-))
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 08:49:18 AM »

Well done Joe, :-)) we had to guess as there arent too many of them passing up the Thames or the Clyde.    It is a big one Tomo, how about some more pictures ? :-))
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 09:03:39 AM »

ill take some 2 day
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 07:57:37 PM »

He He ...did you get the job ? {-)
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010, 09:19:09 AM »

HOPE IVE GOT RIGHT PIC THIS TIME
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2010, 09:20:54 AM »

AT LAST RIGHT IVE CRACKED IT AS YOU CAN SEE LOTS MORE TO DO SUMMER SAILING  :}
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 10:16:27 AM »

Lookin good  :-))

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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 10:31:44 AM »

Hi Towboatjoe

Loved the site - gave me a few ideas.

Quick request - would you mind me putting the sounds from the m/v G.L. Furr onto the sounds disk for the P100?

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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 03:13:13 PM »

No problem wom, that's why I put them on there.

Tomo, the boat looks great. How did you do your cabin walls?
i'm thinking of experimenting with different techniques.

I've got some models to build for Crounse Corp of their new boats.
Here's one of my favorite models.
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2010, 04:15:10 PM »

Quick question, TowboatJoe,

You suggested that flat out the engine sound was at about 210 RPM. What is the idle speed?

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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2010, 04:37:06 PM »

The rpm's I was reffering to was the shaft rpm not the engine rpm. I'm not sure what the engine rpm was since the console gauges didn't show engine rpm. Never thought of going down to the engine control room to check it out.
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2010, 08:57:45 AM »

hi towboat what do mean about cabin walls i can tell you it cost a lot in paint asyou wellknow
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2010, 05:53:13 PM »

 hi arrow5 yes i did become club treasurer     <*<
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2010, 09:38:50 PM »

hi towboat what do mean about cabin walls i can tell you it cost a lot in paint asyou wellknow

I was interested in the way you do your doors and windows.
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2010, 11:20:17 AM »

hi towboat
               
           windows i did the oval windows as cabin the small square windows galley & toilet i always cut out with dremil then file
             wheel house i  did a lot bigger max vision   i have two tow boats  your pc site started me off
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Re: american tow boats
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 10:54:42 AM »


       hi Ive been a bit slow on this build to cold but we are nearly there  don't even know if it will fit in trailer  5ft x 15"  2 -24v motors 2 -76m 5 blade props in Kort's so we will see if its all been worth while ill keep you up to speed on that    :-))
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