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brianB6

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tug towing lights
« on: November 02, 2010, 02:23:37 AM »

Does anyone know what lights are to be shown when towing at night?
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brianB6

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 02:31:09 AM »

Many thanks Umi
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sailorboy61

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 09:06:51 AM »



See these images...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/imagedktr/Navlights1.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/imagedktr/Navlights2.jpg




And this is why the UK no longer has an experienced seafarer base.....you can pay a third world gentleman $5 a day and give hime a book of pictures like this, then you don't have to spend thousands of pounds, 4 years minimum training to have a Brit doing the job.

One thing I learned after 30 years experience at sea is that to those running shipping today, that experience isn't worth $5!!

Ouch!!!!!!! >>:-(  >>:-(  >>:-(  >>:-(
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TugChief

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 09:33:09 AM »

Bang on there SailorBoy!

I left the sea 7 years back, Jumping off at the top after being a commissioning engineer and the engineering officer on the pride of the British merchant fleet, the Queens Mary 2.

Simple saying that we used to have when there were not enough Brits to man the thing…

•   Built by Indians and east Europeans…………………
•   Constructed in a French yard………………
•   Owned by Americans………………..
•   Run by anyone they could get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pride of the British Merchant Marine, my backside!  Come to that what is the British merchant marine these days?

Darren. 
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Le Caux Deux

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 07:39:41 PM »

A question for the Experts about towing lights etc

I am loosely basing my tug on the Damen class of tug in the picture - what in the light in on the top right of the mast, as you look at the picture? (or the black in my sketch)

Secondly is my sketch correct for this type of boat

Mike
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TugChief

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010, 07:19:29 AM »

All round white anchor light.

Darren.
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pugwash

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 10:14:41 AM »

Mike your Yellow stern towing light should be over not under the sternlight
Geoff
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Le Caux Deux

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 05:20:39 PM »

Thanks Folks

Mike
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Le Caux Deux

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 08:36:55 PM »

Just for the record at least one UK tug model producer has got it the wrong way round on their web site

 I hope this last illustration is now correct and can help others struggling with the same problems
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Geoff Cropper

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 05:14:31 PM »

As most SHIP HANDLING events take place during the hours of daylight, wouldn't day shapes be more appropriate,  ie,       Black ball,over diamond over ball from the starboard yard arm ( restricted in my movements,keep clear. )  and a black diamond onthe port yard ( my tow is over 200 mts ).      Regards  Geoff.            PS.   When did you last see a model tug with day shapes aloft ?  never I suspect.     So whats the fuss about lights ?        Regards,   Geoff.



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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 08:42:10 PM »

Geoff,

Suspect the fuss is all to do with making an operating feature, namely operating lights and switching them on and off whilst operating the model, as opposed to daylight running which you mention is in comparison is a non operating feature. O0 O0 O0

But I know nuttin bout tugs/lights.
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brianB6

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 11:04:06 PM »

We have night sailing, well twilight, and lights are essential.
One model of HMS Cornwall looks fantastic all lit up for night flying.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 11:33:50 PM »

Brian,

Thanks. Well there you have it.

Yep it will be a little darker down South your way.
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 12:40:47 AM »

We have a multi club night run once a year during the summer.
Dusk at 8:30 pm, run till 10:30 pm... Lighting truely makes the event.

 :-))

Seattle has a new model boat pond on the South end of Lake Union.
It should be very picturesque in the future...

 8)

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brianB6

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 04:14:34 AM »

No buoys that light up like yours but it's fun %%
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Geoff Cropper

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 09:01:12 AM »

OK Boys,I hang my head in shame, you've got a great set up there.      You're right, it looks very effective.      But I notice, with a smirk, that you side stepped the Day Shapes question.          Well, have you?       Regards Geoff.
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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 09:33:36 AM »

You wouldn't have the lights on if you were not towing at night
but you should use the shapes by day in a towing contest
Keep on counting the rivets!

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Geoff Cropper

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 09:56:14 AM »

What's a rivet?          A small stream maybe?  {-)        Regards  Geoff.
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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 10:49:05 AM »

Rivet Rivet   That's Frogspeak   %% %%


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Le Caux Deux

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2010, 01:35:36 PM »

What's a "Starboard Yard Arm" where I come from a yard is either a unit of measure or somewhere to park y'r bike :-)
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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2010, 02:48:27 PM »

What's a "Starboard Yard Arm" where I come from a yard is either a unit of measure or somewhere to park y'r bike :-)

Its what the sun must be over before you crack open a tinny %% %% %%
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sailorboy61

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2010, 02:59:04 PM »

What's a "Starboard Yard Arm" where I come from a yard is either a unit of measure or somewhere to park y'r bike :-)

an arm on a mast, probably a (hal)yard arm where a flag halyard was made fast, and a wild guess the one on the starboard side?

 ok2  :-)  :-)) {-)
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Le Caux Deux

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2010, 03:48:29 PM »

Port is Red, Red is Left Wing, so I guess its on the right

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Re: tug towing lights
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2010, 05:02:16 PM »

Yard
The lump of wood the sail hangs from on a full rigged ship
Goes Port and Starboard of the Mast

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