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Steve Mahoney

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Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« on: July 19, 2015, 01:31:40 AM »

Does anybody out there have or know anyone who has plans (GA, profiles and hull lines) of either of these 2 tugs?Or even the Timaru tug Aoraki?Happy to pay for any copying and post costs.Steve
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Re: Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 08:45:24 AM »

Maybe try http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=4729.0 as a possible source?
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Re: Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 10:58:43 PM »

Yes, good call.
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Re: Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 12:49:56 PM »

G'day Steve,


When I was in NZ April 2013 I was in Dunedin and saw and photographed the Rangi which I thought looked like she was built off the same drawings as the Iron Cove. Iron Cove was built in South Australia in 1963/4 and if I remember correctly I photographed her on the slips at Sydney Slipways in 64, before she went into service with Fenwicks.
I built a model of her in 1983 and she's still in good order all these years on. At the time, I was told that no drawings existed due to a fire at the builders yard, but I was able to get a GA which I used along with my old B&W photos, but had to cheat with the hull by using a F/glass hull of a  pommie tug. The Iron Cove has a Hydroconic hull design which is a bit ( lot ) different to the hull I used, but if I don't tell anybody, they don't know! The scale I used works out at about 9/16":ft which was necessitated by the hull length for a model of 4'10 1/2".  She runs a 6"x 4 blade prop. It was all scaled off the GA using a proportional divider.
If this is what you are looking for, I could probably find the GA and get a copy done.


Regards,
Ian.
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Re: Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 11:43:10 PM »

Steve,

PM sent.

Bruce
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Re: Otago Tugs Rangi & Karetai
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 12:07:17 AM »

Bruce: Yes, please. Thanks. PM sent.
Ian: They look a little alike, especially the bridge, but the superstructure is quite different. The Otago tugs have twin ASD drives.
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