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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2011, 08:14:57 PM »

it appears to be a ball / socket  type coupling ?  if so i also have some odd peices !
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat - Twin shaft?
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2012, 02:09:07 PM »


Has anyone re-built a Seaport Tug as a twin shaft?   :-)


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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2012, 03:35:54 PM »

This is my one at the Chantry Model Boat Clubs Tug Open Fun Day on Sunday.
It has the original motor/prop shaft and korts nozzle/ propeller.It now has a 6v sla battery.

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat - Twin shaft?
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2012, 04:55:45 PM »


Has anyone re-built a Seaport Tug as a twin shaft?   :-)




I had thought about it but the stern is the wrong shape i think
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2012, 11:11:58 PM »


.......yeah.... I've been looking at my stern for a couple weeks,  (I've got a crick neck now!)  {-)  

 -  it could be done as it look a bit like the stern end of an old steam tug stern but I still think it would look wrong.  {:-{
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #131 on: September 12, 2012, 11:18:57 PM »


.......yeah.... I've been looking at my stern for a couple weeks,  (I've got a crick neck now!)  {-)  

 -  it could be done as it look a bit like the stern end of an old steam tug stern but I still think it would look wrong.  {:-{


You could alyays tak th ekeel but out & then make a new thinner one & put the 2 props on

Or if you want some fun 2 of these...

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« Reply #132 on: December 23, 2012, 04:53:58 PM »

nice

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #133 on: December 26, 2012, 09:45:48 PM »

that would certainly put a different slant on the Dicky tug  O0
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Re: helipad?
« Reply #134 on: February 12, 2013, 11:42:45 PM »

Better late than never, has anyone ever fitted one of these out with a heli-pad on the back end? and tried to land a micro-heli on the back of it in the pond? Preferably not an expencive Heli though, just in case!
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Re: Re: helipad?
« Reply #135 on: February 13, 2013, 10:06:48 AM »

I'll give you a Fiver if you can land it on the tug, whilst on water, even onceO0
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #136 on: February 13, 2013, 10:11:24 AM »

Is that your fiver or Phil's Martin ?
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #137 on: February 13, 2013, 12:55:30 PM »

 ok2 is anyone any good at flying R/C hellies then?? I will happily fit my Dickie up with a flight deck if anyone is mad enough to have a go!

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Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #138 on: March 01, 2015, 08:34:57 PM »

Just to round this off for the followers,

Took her out on the local disused quarry (with kind permission from the landowner, of course) the Giant Cod Tx/Rx set worked well, started putting her through more strenuous turns, and noticed she was listing somewhat so naturally I start bringing her back to shore, about half way in she lost power and radio, within a minute her list was massive and she slowly slipped beneath the water.

I think I must have struck a piece of submerged rubbish and holed below the water line,  <:(

Thank you all for the support in my first venture into proper boating, needless to say it will not be me last and definitely not my last seaport tug!

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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #139 on: March 01, 2015, 08:53:01 PM »


She was lost as sea?

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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2015, 09:03:27 PM »

About 40 feet of water :(

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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2015, 09:28:29 PM »


Sorry to hear that Sean, is that the firsttotal loss of a SeaPort tug?
I though that hull plastic was made out of nuclear waste!!!
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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2015, 10:15:14 PM »

Thank you martin.

I honestly think it must be the hull is thicker than a dreadnought, its some 4-5mm thick in places!

This is also My first that was truly lost at sea as well, the others were either scrapped or sold, and my old Atlantic 21 was struck by speedboat in shallow water, so was recovered easily enough.

Definitely want another sea port tug now