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ZZ56

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Sunday evening run with my tug
« on: September 13, 2011, 06:26:56 AM »

Finally got some 'on-the-water' photos and i think they turned out great. I got in a solid fifteen or twenty minutes of running before the coupling slipped and i had to wade up to my waist to get her back

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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 07:25:09 AM »

hi mate.
looks good.
pity about the coupling  ;)

regards
don.
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 10:37:06 AM »


Did you file a little  'flat'  on the shafts ?.  I find that the grub screws cannot be tightened enough to make a firm joint.

Hope this helps


ken
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ZZ56

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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 03:25:07 PM »

I think I did, but the coupling had shifted as I'd been adjusting it the night before.  I think some Loctite on the setscrew will help too.  At the end of the day, I can't complain- I came back with as many boats as I left with!   %%
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 04:31:46 PM »

All part of the fun of model boating, nice looking model though.
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 07:05:52 AM »

Hi there ZZ56,  I sometimes drill a small indent in the shaft for the grub screw to lock into. Do not use red locktite as you will not get the grub screw loose again. Blue locktite will do the trick. When you drill the indent the drill must be small enough not to damage the treads where the grubscrew goes, better yet mark the spot,remove the coupling & then drill the indent. You will find some motor shafts are hardened & you may not be able to drill an indent, in which case you may be able to file or grind a flat on the shaft. Mick B.
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 07:38:31 AM »

Some Motor shafts come with the indent.... I know the brushless outrunners on my align Helicopters do
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ZZ56

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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 09:58:55 PM »

It seems that some of the links in the first post were broken somehow. Probably my fault. :embarrassed:

Don't like to 'bump' my own threads but i should repost them here



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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 10:30:36 AM »


Hi ZZ56

I have cleared the missing images slots for you.  Please post any pictures you like, We love pictures

Ken

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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 11:15:27 AM »

Very nice ZZ56 :-))
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 08:28:01 PM »

Nice tug. Is it representative of tugs in Canada? (Sorry if that's a daft question  :-)))
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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 09:07:48 PM »

Nice tug ZZ56, it certainly captures the image.

John
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ZZ56

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Re: Sunday evening run with my tug
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2011, 09:57:10 PM »

Thank you for all the kind words, John and others.  She has quite a few 'warts' but overall im happy with her as a second build.

Nice tug. Is it representative of tugs in Canada? (Sorry if that's a daft question  :-)))

not a daft question at all.  I suppose it would be yes and no:  we have modern European-style tugs in Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax and other major deep-sea ports.  The real Peninsula is an ex-RCN tug (built 1944) and would be representative of that era.  She is still working in Thunder Bay in civillian colours to this day.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/7356924@N02/2458833188/
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