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Martin builds the Q1 Mini Logging (Dozer?) Tug
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:07:04 pm »

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 10:10:14 pm »

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 10:16:16 pm »

Wow that is truly a professional presentation  O0

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 10:41:59 pm »

Hi Martin,
Made mine months ago and found it a great kit for the money only hard part in getting every thing plus your fingers in side such a small hull but it can be done. mines a docking tug.
             Regards Howard.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 11:40:38 pm »


Do you still have your instructions Howard, the QR code link is dead?

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 01:49:35 am »

Let me know if he doesnít. I think I still have a copy. BTW, my modified Q1 was the first boat I Ever sank. Heeled WWAAYY over in a turn and down it went. Iíve since modified it but it is a fair seas hull.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 07:43:05 am »

@Martin you got a PM with a link
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 09:06:24 am »

Nicely done Martin - that's Christmas sorted for me !

With nil progress whatsoever on the big 1/6 scale similar logging tug - my new workshop builds dragging on -
I think I could fill the big'uns hull with water and sail this little gem up and down inside the hatch coamings !!

Hopefully see you next weekend. regards Paul
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 12:15:29 pm »

Hi martin,
  Yes I have some where will start digging, Martin I noticed in your you didn't seam to get a speed controller with yours to all reading this please make sure you get the real thing as there's a lot of chines  copies' out where  mine was about £40 so amazing value.
                Regards Howard.   
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 07:32:08 pm »

Howard

I'm not sure its still possible to buy the original kit - only Chinese copies which don't include everything you got. I noticed that the Ebay link Martin posted says 'Print your own parts'
If anyone knows how to get an original kit with all the parts I would be very interested. I have built one of the copies which came with electrics or printed parts.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 08:12:25 pm »

Barrier you are right I saw a posting from the original owner of the kit and he stated a price of approx. 60£ +P&P and that P&P would be high due to weight of all the parts, he also stated that some people had requested to buy the 3D printed parts and then they listed a knock off incl. the 3 D parts for a low amount on ebay / Aliexpress etc. They even use his original pictures for the adds.

I did buy one of those knock-offs on Aliexpress and got a 100% refund when I filed a complaint.
That is also the reason that the QR code do not work.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 08:45:52 pm »

What I'm most looking forward to is a thread entitled 'Martin FINISHES building a logging tug'
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2019, 08:17:25 pm »


Thanks for the link RCarsten, got that.

Ebay seller also sent a link today:


http://www.mediafire.com/file/fd261dzb83rx94n/mini_tugQ1%25EF%25BC%2588old%25EF%25BC%2589.pdf/file
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2019, 03:27:11 pm »

That's one cute little tug!  :} :-))


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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 09:36:32 pm »


Question chaps: Is it advantageous / easier to sand the sheets to, almost final finish, while all the bits are still in sheet form?


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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 09:48:33 pm »

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Question chaps: Is it advantageous / easier to sand the sheets to, almost final finish, while all the bits are still in sheet form?


....yes, slap on some primer and sand it back.  Makes life much easier later IMO if you have that option, even if you need to re-coat and sand back later.

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 10:30:12 pm »

I would of thought you'd get a better bond with just bare wood as the wood glue will soak into the grain, if you apply primer then the grain will be sealed.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2020, 05:56:12 am »


Logging Tug - part 2


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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2020, 11:55:25 am »

I got one of these a long time ago sadly there where no plans or instructions with it so still not built, I know many of you will say it is easy to build but I'm not the greatest builder by any means, so if anyone could photo copy these I would be happy to pay postage.
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2020, 02:44:17 am »

 

Logging Tug - part  3



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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2020, 02:49:16 am »


Question:  Will I get away gluing the hull plates with superglue or will I need epoxy?
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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2020, 11:11:08 am »

You can tack it together with superglue, then get some brushable epoxy resin and coat the hull inside and out. The epoxy will both seal the wood, and also strengthen it enormously.

If you add a layer of 25gram glass cloth or use some old nylon tights on the outside of the hull with the epoxy, you'll have a very tough and waterproof hull.

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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2020, 11:11:38 am »

Martin,
Superglue is water solvent so you would need to ensure that the paint coat is good.
If you can get it there try the ruberised glue it is the only superglue i know of that is slightly flexable.


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Re: Martin builds a Mini Logging Tug
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2020, 12:43:24 pm »


If you add a layer of 25gram glass cloth or use some old nylon tights on the outside of the hull with the epoxy, you'll have a very tough and waterproof hull.


.... never actually glass clothed any of my boats before, always counted on too many coats of paint.... and a spare 'touch-up' can!

    Forgot about the tights 'hack'!  :-))

 
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