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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 05:45:33 pm »

Have stopped on the build.

Have changed my mind on the stern winch so that is being rebuilt to the new idea.
made the anchor winch and set aside out of the way so I would not damage it.
Yup your right got a call from daughter about a leaking pipe in her loft so promptly lifted a tool box and placed it squarely on top of the winch
Did not know I had done so until this morning when I went to offer said winch in position in the tug.
Got the GOG eye fitted to the deck and the bulwarks set to the right height
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 07:14:59 pm »

Got into the workshop today even though its cold enough to freeze the ???? of a brass monkey

Had another go at the anchor winch, this time its a bit bigger, still have the tripping mechanism to make up and fit but so far I'm happy that it is going to work as imagined
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 08:59:14 pm »

Dont you worry about the cold, hurry up and get my tug finished !!   {-)
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2012, 10:13:39 pm »

I could do you a deal on maybe
A springer
A jet ski
A set of plans for a dredger
And at a push there is a Tito Neri
but and here is the but

THIS build is MINE
          MINE
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      ALL MINE
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2012, 10:16:27 pm »

Thats a bit harsh.

You know you'll get bored with it   :-))
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2012, 10:24:59 pm »

And while we are on the subject how about you paying your docking bill's
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2012, 10:37:10 pm »

This was my take on a Parat kit when they first came out, she moved to the midlands where she was used a heck of a lot for towing and I think now she has moved abroad (not quite sure ) Poll could tell us more. pictures from Poll.
Hi George.
Yes she 's gone to sunnier climates. I should have been shot for letting her go, modelers say they can not get them to tow, but it worked very well for me, head boat & stern.

Regards

John                                POLL
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2012, 10:42:42 pm »

And while we are on the subject how about you paying your docking bill's

Always got to bring up the past !!!!!!!    %%
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 10:44:51 pm »

Have a video of one pushing a trainer tanker to the quay side in Marchwood (Warshash)

Great tug should have kept the first one then I could have built a fleet of tractor tugs just like (Ha dreaming again)
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2012, 10:51:55 pm »

Hi Catengineman.

If  your power is on a rocker switch (JPG5726 ) how do you power both drives so they run together?

John            POLL
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2012, 10:53:07 pm »

Hi George.
Yes she 's gone to sunnier climates. I should have been shot for letting her go, modelers say they can not get them to tow, but it worked very well for me, head boat & stern.

Regards

John                                POLL

Shouldn't of let mine go either, great tug, as catenginman says , could push the manned models and they were 5.5 tonnes.

Burt, post the video up
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 11:01:36 pm »

Hi Catengineman.

If  your power is on a rocker switch (JPG5726 ) how do you power both drives so they run together?

John            POLL

The idea I used for the motor drives is two push to lock on switches / push to switch off = these are acted on via the servo arm which sweeps one side to do that switch then to the other for the opposite switch. the servo returns to center both motors are fed from one speed controller which is FWD only.
If your using only one motor the speed is adjusted to get optimum RPM to the VS unit
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2012, 11:18:05 pm »

Yep, they worked.  Ahhh, happy days   :-))
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2012, 11:21:40 pm »

May find some time to get down your way one day, I'll bring both tugs and you can have a go with Tito

edit "are you on off or just dossing"
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2012, 11:33:08 pm »

Off till the 15th, started doing 3 and 3 now, at last.  been doing a mini docking on the stan tug.

If you dont get down before the 15th, i'm up in miton keynes on sat 24th march, if your about then might come up to you
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2012, 11:36:57 pm »

I'll keep you informed though I am supposed to be going out to Capri (yes the island) this is to view and asses a ship there.
just how long that could take is the proverbial length of string
All depends on what the local is like ???
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2012, 11:44:09 pm »

Nice,  haven't sailed there yet, haven't sailed the the boat for 18 months!, there are two, one near the town, just a big lake next to the marina.  The other one is in the sealife center.  If were not iced up going to go down Sunday, if not will try next Sunday
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2012, 11:51:41 pm »

Have fun then
I'm off to my bed now big day modeling tomorrow %%
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2012, 11:53:38 pm »

Ok, catch you later
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2012, 03:35:13 pm »

I like being at home on leave as I get some time to have fun in the cold, no not at the lake but in the workshop (ex garage)
fitted the hawse pipes and the tripping system for the anchor winch
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2012, 05:02:49 pm »

Capt Jack and Poll have Parat as profil picture, I suppose that Catengiman is waiting to finish his own project to also have a similar picture ?

Nice video at Marchwood, it's my dream to play with may tugs and this sized dead ship !

Xtian   
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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2012, 05:22:48 pm »

Capt Jack and Poll have Parat as profil picture, I suppose that Catengiman is waiting to finish his own project to also have a similar picture ?

Nice video at Marchwood, it's my dream to play with may tugs and this sized dead ship !

Xtian   

Sadly I sold mind, wish I hadn't, that was mine in the video.  Still do get to drive a boat with 3 VS's and sometimes with 4 but not as much fun as the model
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catengineman

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2012, 06:15:30 pm »

I go to play with this about 1 mile off the coast at Lowestoft

http://www.atlantic-marine.co.uk/Atlantic%20Cougar.htm

Not as much fun as a model but very maneuverable with two ASD and two CP drives the boss looked a little worried when I was "playing with the sticks" but hey ho if he wants he could sack me......
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hama

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Re: VS drive tug
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2012, 07:02:05 pm »

Hey! Atlantic cougar, thats an ex Swedish survey vessel right? I did my military service on another one, HMS Johan Nordenankar, and your ship was called HMS Nils Strömcrona. Manned by the Navy and now sold, wonder what happened to "my" ship? She was a bit bigger and a really nice ship with a big "hanger deck" for her 7 daughter boats used when surveying. As for playing with boats, I do it all day long for a living but as you say it's more fun with the model ones!
Now back to your great tug!
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