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Tuggy - a Southampton
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:25:41 AM »

Maiden voyage went well.  :-)) Marcelo (5yo)  decided to christen her Tuggy for the moment!! He drove it for most of the morning - perhaps I should have bought two.  %%



It's riding a bit high and will get some more weight to get it down to the five and half kilos that most people recommend.

The stock battery lasted about an hour and a half of intermittent running.

All in all very impressed.  :-) :-)

Other photos available here

More photos and video tomorrow.
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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 02:19:09 PM »

that looks a great pond friend.
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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 04:44:31 PM »

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Cleethorpes Boating Lake.
Sailing Wed & Sun from 12 Noon.

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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 06:52:51 PM »

Tuggy lol pretty cool name  :-))
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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 08:55:50 PM »

that looks a great pond friend.
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Thanks - the pond is operated by http://www.omes.org.nz/

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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 08:59:24 PM »

Tuggy lol pretty cool name  :-))

Thanks - Children are cool like that, I will eventually take off the Southampton name and replace it with Wyeforce but I suspect it will always be known as 'Tuggy'!  8)
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 09:03:20 PM »


It's riding a bit high and will get some more weight to get it down to the five and half kilos pounds that most people recommend.


That would have had it riding a little low!!
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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 10:19:39 AM »

Second sailing - some videos.

Here are some videos of our second sailing. Marcelo (5yo) was doing the sailing and was doing okay - only one minor hiccup!! Had a bit more weight in than maiden voyage.

http://youtu.be/rNbYoBgH67U

http://youtu.be/s1mZnPCv-hY

http://youtu.be/HZJkirPCwp8

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 06:08:06 PM »

are you still using the stock battery or have you put a lipo in it yet ?
here are a couple of pics of my 1

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »

Ouch, that hurt.
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Re: Tuggy - a Southampton
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 08:40:13 PM »

are you still using the stock battery or have you put a lipo in it yet ?

Still using the stock, plus a 3300 naH NiMH that I squeezed in in front of the motors and adds to the weight. Lipos haven't arrived yet.

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