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pakirk

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My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:28:06 pm »

Just thought I would post some photos of my current build. I did want it ready for Elmsmear / Harigate but have been too buisy over the last few months.
Any hoo Its a 24th scail Ngan Chau.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 11:30:04 pm »

And another
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 11:43:10 pm »

Looking very nice.
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kendalboatsman

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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 08:54:27 am »

That looks fantastic.

Clive :)
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 02:33:37 am »

my god how big is she?????
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 10:27:07 am »

Hi she is 56" long and 17 1/2" beam. It has two 4" props, powered by 2x true 250wat 24V motors 3 / 1 Gear ratio, 4X 12V 18Ha SLAB batteries. 4x 12V 10HA batteries.
The schottles I made from brass. Fully ball reseeds and oil seals. The housing at the bottom is completely sealed and contains oil to lubricate the 2x bevel gears and bearings in there.
All except the motors (For now) are hand made. The speed controllers and Transceiver system is my own design.
The Transceiver (Radio system) is a two way comms from shay to ship and ship to Shaw.
The reason I make my own radio system is because I wanted the schottled to work like the real thing. You can spin them a full 360 degrees continuously if you want and it is still fully proportional. There will be two controls on the "transmitter" just like the real thing. Where the stick is pointing the where the schottles will point. The more "pressure" you put in the stick the more power to the motors.


The hand held "transmitter" has a large LCD display displaying info transmitted from the boat, like port, starboard prop RPM. Motor Amps. Battery status. Compass and radar, yes a working radar.  So fare there are 28 functions on it i.e.
Winch 1 In
Winch 1 Out
Winch 2 In
Winch 2 Out
Crane Boom up
Crane Boom Down
Crane spin Clock
Crane spin Anti-Clock
Running Lights on
Two Lights on
Monitors on
Cab lights on
Flood lights on
Sound select (There is a 60Wat sub woofer in the Bow which is properly balanced and sealed for a true bumble sound)

The Radio is fully expandable and as many functions as you like can be added.
So fare all the electronics are on prototype board and dint look vary impressive but I will get there. I have a long way to go.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 12:29:49 pm »

I don't know how long all this took to build so far but it is a beauty. I like the looks of it very much. Great job.

Don
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 10:48:21 pm »

Thakns all for your comments.
I have a question.

I have just recived another photo on the Ngan Chau, and there is an adition to it im not quite sure what it is.
There have been several pipes installed around the top edge of each cabin. This pipe folow the rim right round in a loop but there is no valvs or anything on them.

I have blown the photo up and drew arrows pointing out the pipes.

Has any one any idea what they could be???
The onaly thing i can think of is prehaps they have small hols in the bottom to  spray water over the cabin to cool it when it gets close to a fire. Note this Tug has jets under the bow fender which spray up to create a water wall to protet it against heat.

Any sugestions apresiated.

Thanks.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 05:25:43 pm »

Nice to see Ngan Chau progressing, this must have been one of my most popular plans judging by the number built. may be able to answer your query re pipes.
Jim
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japottinger

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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 05:27:23 pm »

Possibly the bow jets are to"lubricate" the bow fender when pushing
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 06:31:26 pm »

Possibly self dousing when fire fighting?  ???
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 11:24:54 pm »

They are defineately dowser pipes, for use when fire fighting.

Regards
andy
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007, 01:16:46 pm »

Hi all For some reason I have missed all the ewn posts.
Thanks for the info. I have been buisy developing a speed Controller so there has not been much movement on the tug.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 02:22:14 am »

hey pakirk" that is one mighty fine build you got going on man.  I have just enter in on building boats I am learning on the fly as I go along I am hoping someday soon to make my owned Fiberglass molds so I too can make own type of Boat. Your Boat is mighty BIG" And I Like the way you are putting her together with all the Bells, and whistles.. Good Luck and have fun.  O0
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 03:45:00 pm »

Certainly looking good so far!

Does anyone know if the Ngan Chau was the inspiration for the "Dickie" Seaport Workboat RTR tug? It looks very similar (even down to the paint scheme!) other than having twin props/Korts.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2008, 07:58:06 am »

It certainly does look a lot like the Seaport tug Edward.
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Re: My little project - Ngan Chau Tug
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2008, 12:12:51 pm »

Woweee...this is one seriously impressive build if I ever saw one, keep up the outstanding work  O0
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