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dgp1957

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Newbie Tug Kit
« on: February 09, 2007, 10:58:49 AM »

I am looking at buying a first tug kit, as cash is tight just now I was looking at either Billing Banckert, Caldercraft Gantock or maybe one of the Mobile Marine Models tugs.
I live in Greenock and am hoping to get some tug towing competions started at my local club. Any help would be great guys. :)

Thanks
David
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 07:12:43 PM »

hi dgp have a look at the mobile marine nangee,eurogirl or norton cross they can all be made single screw and on a budget and will all make great tug towing boats with the right motor prop winch combo. there will be quite a few towing boats at brians pre season doo on the 10th march at his premises in lincoln if u can try makeing a trip and come see us all
   steve
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 07:47:42 PM »



Have you built any other types of boats?

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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 08:24:32 PM »

     
      Looks like we Will be spending some time north this next
      year Steve.

      John.         POLL
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 08:48:38 PM »

I have built a Robbe S boat, and am in the process of building Fleetscale Graf Spee.(going to be a long haul) ;D
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 09:01:18 PM »

 Hi DGP, David I would look for some thing a little larger then the banckert tug
            if you intend to tug tow, especially if you are on your own and the
            first time towing. Like Steve Say's if you can get to  the M.M.M.show
             on the 10th of march there will be people there to give good advice
            on towing.
        
            Regards,

           John.             POLL
            
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007, 09:04:18 PM »

Thanks guys, don't think I'll manage down  to the show in March :'(, I was on the MMM web site looking at the models, Steve I couldn't see the Eurogirl you mentioned, is that a new model maybe not on the web page yet?

david
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007, 09:24:25 PM »

HI DAVE,
             mmm nangee runs well with single prop ideal for starting towing with. as for comps ask norry about pro-am at largs
                              cheers steve j
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 10:46:30 AM »

...Hi Dave...
I live in Linwood & build & sail  model tug towing tugs...Blazing Penguin is based in Glasgow...
We are trying to build up an interest in Tug Towing in this area, So you are welcome to join our little band of tuggies...
I am vice Chairman of largs model Boat Club...We are hosting a tug in at largs on 17th of June 2007 & a lot of the Tug towing Guys from the site are going to be there...
What club are you a member of ?.
NANGEE is a good hull for tug towing...I have built 3 so far...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 11:27:08 AM »

Norrie,
I am a member of Greenock club, and recently was elected Scale Sec. I am trying to get various events and compettitons set up at the club. There are a lot of tugs in the club and tug events was one of the major areas of interest shown by the scale boys in the club.

David
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Re: Newbie Tug Kit
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 11:32:53 AM »

Daves trying to come up to Richmond tommorrow Norry.
I'll have the  Afon with me to let him see the guts etc, will try to remember the MMM catalog for reference on other hulls available.
Great Stuff Norry!!! Cannae gave tugs and nae Greenock eh?
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