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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2012, 08:05:30 PM »

Looks great, he should be well chuffed!

as for the barge, well i think we know the answer to that one!  ;D

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2012, 09:31:23 PM »

Started work on a barge, a tug needs a purpose in life  ok2

Using scraps from the garage. 9mm ply and interior door skin.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2012, 10:44:14 PM »

Coming together.

A question for the knowledgable out there.

Do dumb (? un powered) barges have fixed fins / rudder on the stern to provide directional stability?
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2012, 10:56:06 PM »

Answer-----YES the barge you have would have had one or two fixed fins on the after end on the thames batges they were called Budgets. they would be from the keel line to the vertcal from the aft end of the barge , and approx a quarter of the beam in from the sides    Geo...B
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2012, 09:43:41 PM »

Thanks for that info  :-))

Next pics will show 'Budgets'
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2012, 06:29:26 AM »

"budgets" (I didn't know that they were called that as I have always called them skegs) work best at stabilising the tow if they are angled out slightly at the back.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #56 on: August 03, 2012, 07:23:48 AM »

longshanks says ......"remember its for my 6 year old grandson"

Well it dosn't matter what he calls you...Pop, Grandad, Pa or whatever  :o you will be his hero  :-)) ...you have completed a great build

Remember he may also need a little assistance at the pond  ;) ... & just the job for you  {-) ....

We all know you will both enjoy the sailing.........Derek

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #57 on: August 03, 2012, 03:44:20 PM »

A cracking little tug for a lad and with the barge it will be even better :-))

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #58 on: August 03, 2012, 10:12:36 PM »

Thank you very much guys for your help and support, much appreciated !  :-))
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2012, 11:11:42 PM »

Progress on barge....
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2012, 11:14:46 PM »

A few additions to wheelhouse

The roof is removable by unscrewing the cowls which have a small screw stuck to base. The front is held by ' L ' lip.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2012, 09:50:24 PM »

Sea Trials Successful  ok2
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2012, 09:44:04 PM »

Well that was cutting it fine.....Birthday tomorrow - Barge completed.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2012, 10:11:02 PM »


                                                     
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2012, 10:32:47 PM »

mmmmm..... I'am not sure who will have the most fun tomorrow... %)

Grandfather...or father....or grandson.... {-)

Anyway congratulations longshanks on a fine looking build set.... :-))
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2012, 12:45:27 AM »

i think the wee guy will love it  :-))
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »

Great job!

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2012, 09:46:58 PM »

Hi Guys,

Thank you for your kind comments and support.

You were right - total success!!

This boat is the least technical I've built, in the shortest time and had the most fun! To see their faces the biggest cherry on the top
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2012, 10:17:52 PM »

... you mean there's no photo?!?  <:(
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2012, 09:37:28 AM »

Sorry had to check with parents first.

No 1 grandson 6 yesterday
No 2 grandson 4 today
Group photo is me plus son plus three grandchildren.

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2012, 09:43:49 AM »

Sorry seemed to have had a stutter - can a moderator pls correct  %)



Duplicates removed.  Your all of an excited jitter. Quite understandable,  lovely pictures.

                                                :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2012, 11:06:05 AM »

I would have been really thrilled to get a present like that !

Come to think of it I still would!!!!!!!

Brilliiant.       :-))   O0
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2012, 04:51:06 PM »


Will you be my Granddad for Christmas please?

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2012, 05:17:16 PM »

OK Taking orders  ok2

Martin, you are going to have to promise that you wont sit on my knee  {-)
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2012, 09:02:21 PM »

 {-) {-) {-)
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