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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2014, 12:35:13 PM »

Hi there mates just a wee note to say i have not abandoned the build I have been really ill and can't suffer going out to my workshop
It is to cold and i suffer  from phsoriatic arthritis and i am therefore not too handy with my hands I will resume build as soon as the weather
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 11:35:47 PM »

Watching your build with interest and I too have hand issues sometimes....hope you are 'up and running' soon !
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2014, 09:32:02 PM »

Get well soon Cap'n. I got my tug hull through the post today and was comparing it with your hull and noticed not a great amount of stern overhang so am thinking of ways to modify it. I look forward to seeing more progress when your arthritis slackens.


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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2014, 12:52:57 PM »

 
Hi there I am back on the tug once more hands still not 100% but what can you do, I have invested some money on a 3D Printer man it is handy for the small bits that I cant do with my hands, I( have also started to paint the hull I will post  pics as soon as paint is dry and i can remove the tape.


P.S wife has given me a lovely present she has had the workshop fitted with a radiator and got it plumbed into the central heating,
is this lovely??? or is it I have been under her feet to much now go to your workshop and give us all peace.????
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »

Well, it is a kind gift given the expense of the work but I expect it might be an incentive to encourage you to keep the house fume and dust free.


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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2014, 07:12:25 PM »

Hi para-handy!


I hope your hands are on the mend and you can enjoy your build pain free....


Good job on your tug! I have a similar build of the Sea Trojan and I am at the point of putting a deck onto it...


Can I ask.... Is that basa you have used as deck supports? and, Can you give me any tips on getting it to sit square in the FG hull???
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2014, 09:54:21 AM »

Yes it is balsa that i used and is really sturdy enough.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »

some pics of the hull painted
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2014, 09:12:19 PM »

Quite crisp colour demarkation you have there Mr Handy, She is coming along fine:O)
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2014, 09:14:49 PM »


It certainly is.  Well done.     Now.... that wall behind.  {-)


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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2014, 08:57:12 AM »

Yes, we are thinking a razzle dazzle scheme with matching curtains and dado rail? Very Lewellyn-Bowen:O)
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2014, 10:15:42 AM »

I have started to put in the windows in the wheelhouse what glue would you recommend ??????
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2014, 10:41:09 AM »

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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2014, 04:06:35 PM »

Hi all, this is a picture of some of the parts for the tug made on a 3D printer
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2014, 02:27:27 PM »

some pictures of progress up to date.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2014, 05:31:48 PM »

Hi! just messing about with a Seaport Dickie tug at the moment ( new to the hobby ) and i saw your build. Very nice indeed, and the 3d printed parts really do look good. Have you noticed that your build is so good that looking at your tug from the stern it seems to be happy  :-)  ! ( smiling face ).  Regards, Dave.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2014, 08:16:21 AM »

when you do the bulwarks what is the best way to do the stanchions in styrene  or wood?? what is the best.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2014, 09:47:34 AM »


I always do mine in styrene as they won't rot in the water. They are usually fixed with super glue.    :-))

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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2014, 10:07:24 AM »

thanks ken I will use styrene and superglue i was going to perhaps print them in the 3D printer ???
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2014, 10:36:12 PM »



2 seconds with a Stanley knife and you're done.   :}   I'm just about to do mine at this time as well.

I always get them to fit tight under the hand rail, around the edge of the hull, snugly, as it helps hold them firmer.

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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2014, 08:12:29 PM »

Hi all can someone please advise what the navigation lights are on the tug boat please.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2014, 08:46:24 PM »

The third photo of Brocklebank at the start of this log shows the nav lights below the aft side windows of the wheelhouse, the lights as usual are set in a open sided box with black interior.  ;) 
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #72 on: August 13, 2014, 07:05:22 AM »

Is this what you are after
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #73 on: August 13, 2014, 02:27:04 PM »

Hi all i think i have asked for the wrong advise, what i want to know is other than the navigation lights what lights are display on the forward mast and colour they are please.
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Re: new big tug build
« Reply #74 on: August 13, 2014, 04:20:56 PM »

Not sure of the colours but this is the mast. I am sure there is someone on mayhem who could tell you.
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