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Ayton Cross Tug Build
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:13:17 AM »

Just embarking on the build of this vessel.
This is a return to model building after a fairly long break. How things have changed in the interim.
Instant glue systems, very trick digital control equipment and led lighting to name but a few!
I will endeavour to post pictures of progress along the way.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 03:52:07 PM »

Looking forward to seeing you progress Simon.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 11:31:26 PM »

I'll be tagging along too.  O0

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 11:11:16 AM »

I am just installing the Korts, shafts and motors but I cannot seem to upload pictures from my iPad, what am I doing wrong? >:-o
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 05:13:54 PM »

Had a trip up to the good folks at mobile marine models this afternoon.
It was very interesting to look around their workshop and have a chat, very useful.
As we left, we were treated to a training display by the Red Arrows at RAF Scampton, brilliant!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »

I am just installing the Korts, shafts and motors but I cannot seem to upload pictures from my iPad, what am I doing wrong? >:-o


It's probably due to the pictures being too large in memory size.  You might have to reduce them or else use  a hosting site.

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 10:53:55 AM »

After plenty of faffing, motors, shafts, Korts and P brackets positioned and tacked in place.
I have now masked the outside of the shaft slots with poly film and have epoxied everything in place with West epoxy thickened with colloidal silica. I prefer this to using P38 because it is 100 percent waterproof.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »

Tacked and ready for epoxy.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2016, 10:56:27 AM »

Initial epoxy completed.
I decided not to use a prop shaft bulkhead as such but,rather to make up a couple of casting boxes and enclose the shafts.
I plan to place the electronics board on top of this.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 01:25:14 PM »

Initial epoxy completed.
I decided not to use a prop shaft bulkhead as such but,rather to make up a couple of casting boxes and enclose the shafts.
I plan to place the electronics board on top of this.

That's a good idea, duly noted, appreciate the update. :-))

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 01:27:58 PM »

The bow thruster has arrived from Cornwall models today.
Once this and the anchor recesses are installed, I will be able to get some decking installed and build the tray for the main electronics. Photo's will follow.
I am struggling a bit at present because I have smashed up my foot, so am not allowed to weight bear.
Every time I sit at the bench, I then realise I have left some vital part at the other end of the room >:-o
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 09:46:54 PM »

Bow thruster installed.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2016, 03:35:18 PM »

I have started to tack in the decks.
I have pulled a centreline down the hull to provide a datum.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2016, 03:41:49 PM »

Hi looking good are you cutting out the anchor holes as moulded. I have been bought this kit as a present and am about to start and looking at pictures of the real one and the marks on the hull they  look to far forward ?
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2016, 03:54:13 PM »

Hi Mick,
Yes, I take your point. I hummed and ha'd over this as well and decided to go with the moulding rather than grind off the raised gel coat.
Have you made a start on your model yet?


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2016, 04:27:18 PM »

Hi just finishing a Robbe Odin tug then its on to the Ayton cross I have gone with the 70mm korts
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2016, 05:01:46 PM »

That's a cracking looking build Mick.
I have also gone for the 70mm set up.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 03:18:33 PM »

All the decks are now tacked into place. I shall epoxy them in using thickened West before smoothing the inside face of the gunwhales with P38.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 03:43:18 PM »

Hi do use the  fast or slow  hardener in the west stuff
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 03:51:18 PM »

I use the 206 slower hardener and thicken with the colloidal silica powder. You still need to be careful with the thickness, if it's too thick it can get very hot as it cures.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 03:52:46 PM »

makes a very neat job
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 04:48:05 PM »

I have used it a lot in the past when building racing sailing dinghys.
It is very reliable and easy to get really neat fillets and is 100 percent waterproof.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 05:00:38 PM »

I am going to try it on my Ayton cross build
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 05:13:56 PM »

Make sure that you get the dispensing pumps, they are worth the expense just for the convenience and lack of waste.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 06:28:25 PM »

The main decks are installed so I have moved on to the deckhouse and boat deck.
I shall paint the interior of the hull before reinstalling the running gear and then checking the fore and aft trim prior to deciding the position of the battery tray.
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