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debssnal

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my new little tug
« on: March 12, 2010, 11:57:49 PM »

Hi everyone,
                 here is the tug i am making for the summer.This is it so far.The hull is a plug so it down to my son's work shop next week to have 2pack primer sprayed on.Then it of to my mates.Then around4 to 5 weeks i will have a glassfiber hull.Here are some pic's

















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Mat_B

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 12:00:49 AM »

THATS FANTASTIC  :-)) :-)) :-))
I wish i a had space/money for this kind of size
do you have specs ie. length etc

Mat
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 12:08:41 AM »

Hi Mat,
         the tug is 1:12scale.Come's out at 74" long x18"wide.The prop is 130mm(5").It is going to be one of a pair.Hopeing to have them on the water at Wicksteed.this year

kind regards
Alan
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tomo55

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 02:02:07 PM »

Nice , how did you make the superstructure? was it a series of boxes or did you do the sides in one go.
I ask as Im building my first non kit boat (Tid) so I will have to give it some thought soon.
Chris
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 12:14:59 AM »

Hi chris,the side are made in one go.As the tug is so big at 1:12 scale the superstructure is in two bits.You can see this in one of the pic,s
kind regards
Alan








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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010, 10:09:25 AM »

Hi Everyone,
                 well the hull as now had the 2 pack primer filler sprayed on,and you can see in the pic,s that i have been flating it down.I used p800 wetordry and 3m's rubber block.Before i start flating i spray a dust coat of black paint onto the hull as a guidecoat.Once the guildcoat is rubbed out the hull sould be flat.The guildcoat shows you the low and high spots.when you flat you must use a rubber block.A bit of wood in no good for doing this.
This takes me back to my day working at Colin Brown Racing in Battersea.Back to the present i will be taking it down to Andy on sunday,so he can start on the making the mould.









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tugnut

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 04:45:33 PM »

Hi Allen you are doing a grand job there O0 O0.i hope you have a big car for them.
What size motors are you using.

 Best regards John
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010, 12:24:00 AM »

Hi John,
           i am putting a graupner speed 900BB Torque with mfa gears and drive belt 4.6:1 that will give me around 1100rpm at the prop.I need 950rpm to get to the max hull speed.
I will let you know when i am testing,and maybe you could come over to mote park
sould be around the 2nd weekend in may.
kind regards
Alan
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 10:09:40 PM »

Hi everyone,
                 i have had a bit of a drive today.i popped down to Andy at Models by design and picked up my first tid tug hull from him.
well what can i say what a fantastic job he has done and so fast.
I am picking up hull number 2 in two weeks.
now all i have to do is get them ready for wicksteed  %% %% %% %%
well here are some pic oe the hull and mould
kind regards
Alan



















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tassie48

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 10:26:02 PM »

Too much thats one nice tid tug boat the steam boys will like it as well tons of room for them well done tassie48
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 12:17:05 PM »

Hi everyone,

I have started fitting out the first hull as I am making each part I am doubling up so that I am ready for the second hull, which is coming next weekend.
Myself and my friend Trevor are working flat out on these two tugs for their maiden voyage at Wicksteed Park at the end of the month.

Hope that you enjoy the pictures and the build.

regards
Alan

















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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 09:03:08 PM »

Hi everyone,

I have now fitted the motor to the tug.have a look at the battery i have for this tug.its a 12volt 40ah.
here are some more pic,s
kind regards
Alan



















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More Coffee

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 10:26:45 PM »

That thing is huge...Holy! and a displacement hull to boot!!....A guy could put a body in there ..
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ggeorge

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 02:12:30 AM »

Hi,
  I just got back on after being away for a few months. Being a fan of the TID I am looking forward to your thread. My TID is 3/4 in. to the ft. and ballasted out it takes two to lift it into the pond. Have you calculated what the final weight will be.

  G.George
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2010, 10:40:45 PM »

Hi G.George,
                 with this tug we will put it in the water first then put in the battery (12volt 40 ah)in. this will go a good way towards the total ballaster. The rest will be made up of wooden bricks filled with lead,and put in after the battery.we know the final weight will be a lot.More than a two man lift.So this is why we have gone down this road.Of two pick up number 2 hull in the morning.

kind regards
Alan
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2010, 10:05:09 PM »

Hi,
I popped down to Andy's today and picked up the second hull.
What an absolutely fantastic job he has done.

I am now working flat out to get at least one done for Wicksteed.
I will be taking HMS Kent to Wicksteed aswell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNcIGUnMgOo

kind regards
Alan
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andyn

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010, 03:25:11 PM »

Can't wait to see it at Wiki park...
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nemesis

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2010, 04:22:52 PM »

Hi, It looks like the old "Lesro" Tid tug of yore. Funnily enough I have just resurrected my old one what I made late eighties/ early nineties. It runs, direct, on two 4hr ni-cads and it is too fast. Good performer with a Kort.
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 06:49:47 PM »

Hi everyone,
                 just got back from the lake.The tid had its first run. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
All i can say is it takes a lot of ballast.2x 12v 40ah ,2x12v 12ah ,5x12v 7ah+some lead :o :o :o
She sails really well. The handling and turning is great. Here are a few pictures and a bit later I am going to upload a video onto you tube for you all to have a look at.

kind regards
Alan









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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 10:06:52 PM »

Hi everyone,
                 here is a video of the tid tug on the lake to day.
Hope you enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV_GMqtg568

kind regards
Alan
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2010, 07:35:23 PM »

Hi the deck is on so now it time to start painting.i have been at it all day.so here some pic,s of how its coming on
















kind regards
Alan










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SteamboatPhil

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 09:39:31 PM »

You might want to borrow my trailer Alan, hell put wheels on the tug and tow it  {-)
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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2010, 12:12:17 AM »

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the offer mate.

I drive a HGV now. Do you think that will be big enough lol !!!!

Off to bed now as I am off to Norwich tomorrow with the club's big boat.

Take care for now

regards
Alan

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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2010, 09:07:48 PM »

Hi,got a lot done today.taking the tug down the lake tomoz.just got to see how she looks on the water now most of the painting is done.Here are some pic,s
kind regards
Alan











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debssnal

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Re: my new little tug
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2010, 10:00:53 PM »

Hi all,here are some pic,s from sunday.See you all at wicksteed at the weekend.
kind regards
Alan







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