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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2015, 09:19:14 PM »

Thanks Andy.

The blue is 'Stahl Blue' (translates as Steel blue I believe).
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2015, 06:19:24 PM »

Thanks for that, I have finished the deck on my Svitzer M Class, and almost completed the bare deck house, all at a stand still now for three weeks, away with work
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2015, 06:35:06 PM »

No worries.
 Ah your making me jealous talking about the M class. I so wish I'd kept that boat to build. Could have had it done by now!
Any photo's of the boat so far?
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2015, 06:40:52 PM »

Looking very nice Adam :-)) keep pictures coming  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2015, 06:52:58 PM »

Thanks tugnut, much appreciated.

 I've just fitted the shafts/props and korts after the paint, ready to fit my electrics. I'm slow with electrical work but I drew myself a proper diagram so it shouldn't be to bad.

 Once this is done, I'll give it a first dipping in the test tank (bath!). Then, crack on with the superstructure.
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2015, 10:26:05 PM »

Looking good, great Blue on the hull looking forward to the rest of the build  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2015, 10:46:33 PM »

Thank you, much appreciated.

 I'm just on with the electrics, which is not my strongest point but I'm getting there!
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2016, 09:42:21 AM »

Hi Adam,

I am in process of setting up the running gear - very stressful!
Did you install the korts before the motors and shafts?

thanks
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2016, 10:28:48 AM »

Hi Jeff,
I fit korts loosely first, then fit shafts, again just tacked in with a dab of superglue, then check everything lines up before applying resin. It's difficult, because you need to line korts up with each other. On my Svitzer Maltby hull I then did final fit of shafts after korts fitted. You don't have much clearance if you use MMM korts and Prop Shop props. Hope this helps, regards Andy
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2016, 11:07:22 AM »

Hi Andy,

Yes it does help, thanks.
Confirms, if nothing else that I should be patient!
This is my first tug build.

Kind regards
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2016, 11:46:17 AM »

hat is a lovely job so far. I do like that tug.

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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2016, 12:43:46 PM »

Hi Andy,

Yes it does help, thanks.
Confirms, if nothing else that I should be patient!
This is my first tug build.

Kind regards
Jeff


It's worth be patient with this bit, it has to be right, the other is lining the motors up, that needs to be spot on as well, so as not to waste power with friction
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Re: MMM Portgarth - Bow Thruster
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2016, 02:34:32 AM »

The hull has this finished look - but the bow thruster tubes look like they need to be finished off and made level with the hull??

Or am I missing something?

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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2016, 09:19:41 PM »

With thrusters the longer the tube the more thrust you have. So not really necessary to trim tubes if you don't wish to .
Looking nice  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2016, 09:35:47 PM »

On shallow draft vessels, despite the mouths of the thruster tunnels usually having mesh guards, the extension of the tunnels also help in pushing away any low floating 'flotsam and jetsam'

Deeper draft vessels do not have such tunnel protrusions .......

Although the output power of such thrusters is such that it would make minced or sliced meat of just about anything unfortunate enough to be sucked in {-)...............Derek
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