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Korts
« on: August 03, 2007, 09:00:09 AM »

My next model is going to have steerable korts.

Is there any preference as to makes of bought ones or can you make your own with suitable size tube. (or bent brass strip)
Do they need to be tapered or have an aircraft wing profile?
Thanks
Frank
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Re: Korts
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 01:24:57 PM »

Pirate ahoy,
        Hi Frank, out of my experience, buying a steerable Kort from a recognised manufacturer, (MMM for example) and using a suitable prop (Prop shop or Sitek) makes the world of difference, otherwise a plain tube is nothing more than a shroud for the prop. We gained at least 25% extra power using a Kort and then when using a correct prop a noticable increase in thrust, perhaps as much as 25% again. If you were to read any article on the web about Kort history and design you will certainly think carefully about fitting the best. All in all, it is a sad thing to build a beut of a vessel then for it to be let down by lack of power and maneuverability, all for the want of a few extra . Also consider if the original vessel was or had been converted to Kort. Although in my small opinion ( a confirmed tug aholic) what goes on inside and below the water line is my business as long as it does the job and I can smile.
Good luck
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Re: Korts
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 03:09:31 PM »

Why dont you go the ASD route ?,excellent units and just so happends i've got 2 i was thinking of selling
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Re: Korts
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 04:29:26 PM »

Might be interested in those capt Jack, if Frank isn't.
Nige
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Re: Korts
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 06:01:43 PM »

Hi Nige, yes they're brand new with 60mm props plus 2 spare props with each unit.
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Re: Korts
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 06:32:28 PM »

Capt Jack,
Sending you an e-mail.
Nige
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Re: Korts
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 10:37:54 PM »

hi all asd is good but not that powerfull and will let you down on a windy day or if you pull anything near scale length to your tug. from experience mmm Kort's work very well indeed i have made my own in the past and although good they were always piped at the post also they look good in most hulls. but this is only my opinion. :)
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Re: Korts
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007, 09:37:49 PM »

Hi, not found any problems with ASD's though they do tend to drag weed in quickly if in the area, as for power output in towing 'we' capt jack and myself have had no problems. Shannon / Tito Neri both ASD tugs and both pull / push scale size craft very well.

   Warsash have some 4.5 tonn teaching models and the tugs will move them with ease, if I find a photo or two I'' post on here.

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Re: Korts
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007, 10:36:53 PM »


 Hi Catengineman,  If you are intouch with Warsash is it Possible to ask them if thy have any old hulls for sale
 what would do for our pond for towing.

 Thanks in advance,

 John                       POLL
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Re: Korts
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007, 11:11:54 PM »

Hi, The last time I was talking to the chaps they were altering a tanker to look like a car ferry, you know big ugly box type ship.
As for 'old hulls' I would think that is going to be a "no" answer as the vessels are taken out of the water every year and refurbished or altered for the training programs the following year.
I will ask though.

Transporting 4.5 tonne to a pond? and an average length of 2 cars.

Richard,
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Re: Korts
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 07:53:50 AM »

4.5 tonne? Albatross weighs 2 tonnes.
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Re: Korts
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 08:55:53 AM »

Oh yes, these "models" are about 4.5 to 5 ton, they have 2 pupils in them and very impressive.  Warsash have a marked channel and some berths for the pupils to practise on.
There was a piece on them a while back on Supermodels on Sky.
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Re: Korts
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 09:52:20 AM »


  Hi Capt Jack,  Will you and Catengineman be going to Wicksteed Park for the Tug Towing finals at
  Wicksteed park on Sat 15th September 2007.

 Regards.

 John                          POLL
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Re: Korts
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 10:31:09 AM »

Hi Poll, sadly not, going be on the ship then.

Wish I'd been home would of loved to had a go . Won the tug towing championship with SWAMBC last year.  Not home for any events this year   :(
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Re: Korts
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007, 04:58:07 PM »

Well, I've got my 2 ASDs from Capt Jack, thanks Steve.
Now what should I put them on?
 I was thinking of a MMM Anglian Man, but not sure if there's enough room under the deck , they need 6cm.
Anone got one? can you tell me the space under the deck?
Thanks
Frank
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Re: Korts
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2007, 10:55:46 PM »


  Hi Frank,  why not do your own thing,  I did.  euro girl hull, see photo.

 Regards

 John                    POLL
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Re: Korts
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 08:05:45 AM »

Is it a MMM hull, not seen it on their web site.
How long is she?
thanks
Frank

Hey I've just googled "euro girl  tug" lots of strange results, apparent tug has lots of meanings
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Re: Korts
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 08:43:09 AM »

Bryan at MMM says Euro Girl is not out yet.
I wonder if I could do the same arrangement with a Nangee.
I suppose it needs a fairly flat bottomed hull?
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