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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2014, 11:53:52 AM »

And a quick view of the engine room.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #76 on: September 03, 2014, 12:56:10 PM »

Started playing with the exhaust housing, I was going to frame it like a aircraft wing but decided to just block it up with balsa.





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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2014, 01:15:11 PM »


Hey Phil,
Have you decided what type of saddle you will be using on that thing?!!!   :o
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2014, 01:20:47 PM »

Hi Martin, I must admit I get a smug little grin when I think about the bow wave she'll put out  ;)
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #79 on: September 05, 2014, 11:35:22 AM »

I got a chance to make the motor mount today, 1 layer of 7mm ply and a piece of 3mm clear acrylic epoxied either side, the slots are for some supports to run aft.


 Just ignore the temporary brace.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2014, 11:08:43 AM »

I managed to get the wheelhouse glued together (look no clamps!) windows drawn, cut and test fitted ready for staining and applied a coat of epoxy sealer.

oh, and the shrouds for the port/starboard nav lights.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2014, 11:13:34 AM »

I also finished adding details to the deck drawing such as the main opening, bulwark support locators, bow and stern bitt holes ready for fitting and worked out a template for the coaming, keep in mind its just a template and will end up about 20mm thick.


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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2014, 11:19:31 AM »

I should probably also mention that I fired her up and had a run in the test tank, on the bench on 24v she was drawing 2.5amps flat out with no lubrication, not sure of the amps in the tank due to the fact I stripped the thread out of my prop, I think it loosened a bit while in reverse then when I went forward it quickly pulled itself back in, a bit like a twist drill and tore out the brass thread :(

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #83 on: September 25, 2014, 01:32:42 PM »

I finally got the window frames done and stained, not fixed in yet just sitting in place and a couple of coats of primer on the wheelhouse.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #84 on: September 25, 2014, 01:34:21 PM »

The final deck cut from 3mm ply being epoxied into place.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #85 on: September 28, 2014, 10:57:45 AM »

Towing bitts made today, just sitting in place.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #86 on: September 28, 2014, 11:01:13 AM »

Exhaust tip and mast in place, all in stainless.


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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #87 on: September 29, 2014, 08:56:11 AM »

And here's what you don't see below, the bitt's run all the way to the hull and epoxy in place.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #88 on: September 29, 2014, 05:52:47 PM »

How do you attach what you are Towing to the Bitts please.
 
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #89 on: September 30, 2014, 10:20:19 AM »

I usually figure eight the line around the two posts the loop the line between the through the hole but for this one I might use some 6mm rope with a carabiner clip.

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #90 on: October 06, 2014, 06:38:53 PM »

Nice as always Phill, you do build a solid bit of kit.  O0

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2014, 09:27:20 AM »

Hi Norseman, good to hear from you  :-)) If you saw how I sail them you would understand why I build em tough.
Sadly I have lost a few photos due to a dodgy SD card but here's an updated photo.



The nametags or only temporarily held on with blu-tac and the mooring bollards are over length.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2014, 09:34:41 AM »

Not sure if this will work but here's a link to a photo of the float test with batteries on my facebook site.
https://www.facebook.com/250190361689419/photos/pcb.783258745049242/783258395049277/?type=1&theater
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #93 on: October 20, 2014, 12:09:16 PM »

See if you can spot the progress :)




oh, and its hanging there because the paints too soft to sit on the stand.
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #94 on: October 20, 2014, 12:56:42 PM »


Look at the finish on that!    :o
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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #95 on: October 20, 2014, 01:11:38 PM »

WoW Phil
That looks fantastic  :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2014, 01:26:56 PM »

Thanks guys, all automotive acrylics, my only regret is not fixing that blemish in the waterline just above the sterntube.

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #97 on: October 20, 2014, 02:09:05 PM »

Didn't notice it until you mentioned it and then I had to magnify the picture !


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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2014, 12:42:49 AM »

Hi Dougal, it fell off my old shop counter, I'm kinda lucky in a way because I have the plastruct rack, a full evergreen rack, a full humbrol rack and 3 k+S metal centres, plus a tub full of Gunze paints :) its a hard life :-))

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Re: Tugboat PRESTON build
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2014, 08:04:03 AM »

Waterline blemished now fixed :)

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