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My First Tug
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:25:34 pm »

This is Coullies, a French Harbour Tug built because of a feature in MMI, the idea of the article was to get you to purchase the plans. All hail to the office photocopier......

I am looking to build another now I have been bitten by the Tug Bug, but it has got to be modern, big and ugly.

If you are wondering about the name. Coullies pronounced cooee is french for Bol****.

If anyone has any ideas for me let me know. I am always up for a chalenge.

Geoff
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006, 06:39:16 am »

I live (and play boats) in France.

As far as I am aware there is no such word in French as "Coullies". The nearest I can get is the verb "coulisser" which means "to slide, to run" so could be something like "Smooth Runner" or else the noun "couloir" which among other things, when used as "couiloir de navigation", means "shipping lane".

Roger in France.
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 03:38:12 pm »

Try to get a Robbe `Happy Hunter`.   Its a challenge, but well worth while.
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 07:39:39 pm »

this is my first tug

this is the Rotte a tug from the dutch navy, operating in the harbor of Den Helder in the Netherlands
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 09:04:19 pm »

I like that nice one.

I must get a new French dictionary or sack my Seceratry........ She's French!

I had a look at Mobile Marine's web site. They have some nice stuff, does any one have experience with MMM, what's the quality like?

I usualy scratch build everything but I am tempted with their winches.

Geoff
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 09:52:48 pm »

my first tug still being built its been converted from rudder 2 kort so i can enter steering comps and tug towing its made out of 2" drain pipe
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Re: My First Tug
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2006, 09:22:23 pm »

I like it.

It seems that the way to go is with Stearable Korts. I slashed out on a graupner Skotchell drive some years ago and found it second to none for manuvering.

Couple it with an 850 motor and you have an awsome power unit.

Geoff
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