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wullie/mk2

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What size Tug for a 400 motor
« on: February 27, 2012, 02:31:06 PM »

Hello all, I am thinking of building a Springer Tug, want to keep cost down by using what I already have. That is a Multiplex Permax 400 7.2v motor, a 30 amp E.S.C. and a 7.2v 2000 mAh nicad. I just want something to potter around with when there is not enough breeze for my yacht, and maybe rescue my yacht if necessary.
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Re: What size Tug for a 400 motor
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 02:33:23 PM »


You'll have to show us some pictures when you get going on her.   :-))


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Re: What size Tug for a 400 motor
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »

Sorry didn't really finish my post. My question is, given the size of motor that I have, what size hull should I be thinking of?
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Re: What size Tug for a 400 motor
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 03:30:24 PM »


I recommend the Springer section for a jolly good read.  These are my favourite craft for rescue needs.  (I've got 4)

However, I feel a 400 size motor might not be strong enough for rescue work as these can be 'heavy' craft, unless, of course, you construct a light version.  Superb for 'bashing around. and general mistreatment in amateur hands (mine)

Hope this helps

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Re: What size Tug for a 400 motor
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:31:32 PM »

If you need to rescue a yacht you will have the problem of still having wind in the sails so
a pretty beefy motor will be needed. It's sod's law that you will be pushing back against the wind
if not the wind will probably blow the yacht back anyway.


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