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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!

Sean
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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   O0 maybe I will add water tight bulkheads to my next one!

Sean
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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #143 on: March 02, 2015, 02:02:04 AM »

Hi Sean.
    curious to as to why you vessel hit the deep six, do you have any pix of the internal arrangement as there may be a clue in this to the sinking.  If it hit something you would have noticed the jolt. Sounds like it been flooding since it hit the water.  Did you do away with the ballast tank or keep it.
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« Reply #144 on: March 02, 2015, 02:47:54 AM »

Hi Frank,

Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the interior arrangement.

I did do away with the top of the ballast tank leaving just enough of the sides to hold the battery, the inlet vents I had packed with 151 epoxy putty.

Other tweaks included a new prop shaft and prop, replaced all the electrical bits too. Having read a good number of posts I put the ESC, Rx, and such in a water proof box.

One other thing that may factor in is the boat had seen a fair bit of use when I was MUCH younger, in a saltwater lake, before being laid up for several years before this project. Do you think that may have something to do with it?

The only.others options I can think of is I might have made a hairline crack in the hull swapping the prop shaft, or one of the epoxy bungs failed?

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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #145 on: March 02, 2015, 09:08:17 AM »

Hi Sean.
 Did you put some grease in the shaft as that can be a fave place for water to get in.  The shafts in these things should come away easily as I had replaced three shafts in ones I have with no damage to the hull.  Did you use epoxy glue like (araldite) to fix the new shaft in or was it the poxy putty.  Did you retain the kort or fit a rudder.  Is this epoxy putty the same as milliput.
 Take it you had the battery fixed in place so it did`nt roll around. Just when you mentioned about doing these hand brake turns is when the problen arose.  Its possible the stuff you had in the tank compartment could have disturbed the poxy bungs but the water certainly came in fast and knocked out your radio gear. 
The salt water should`nt have effected the plastic mainly they crap steel screws they put it together with. 
 Must have a look in the dungeon  {-) see if I have enough spare parts to make a whole one you could have.
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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #146 on: March 02, 2015, 11:50:52 AM »

HI Sean


Sorry to hear your Dickie went down, my thought is the filler you used 151, is very cheap and i wonder if it cracked or broke away from the tank inlet, this would cause the sudden and catastofic inrush, maybe on your next one use a plate to cover the hole and then fill to smoth the hull


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Re: Re: Dikie tug conversion
« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2015, 03:23:34 PM »

Frank;
The new shaft was fixed in place with Araldite then packed with grease as so many others have done on here. The original Kort was retained, the prop was a Kort type, with maybe 1-2mm clearance (slack I know) as Mark so rightly said. 151 putty seems to be rather poor stuff compared to proper araldite (another lesson learned!)

For the battery I pair of Plywood U snapped pieces, both fixed to the  hull with Araldite, to keep the battery in said frame I used a short but firm luggage strap.


Part of me is beginning to wonder if I should have had an additional U frame running along the keel as well as the two across the beam...

I agree she did go down fast, I am wondering if the battery slipped just enough to drop onto the poxy bungs?

If you do have any spare bits for the dickies,  drop me a PM pretty please! :-) I admit I am rather taken with then.

Also, Frank, many thanks for taking the time to help me work out where I went wrong.

Mark;
Thank you :-) that coupled with Franks ideas and suggestions do point to the bungs failing in a truely spectacular way.

I will definitely plate over the inlets on the next one, along with using a decent filler such as Milliput

Thanks to both of you, I'm feeling a little more positive now about it.

Sean
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #149 on: March 02, 2015, 10:19:50 PM »

Thanks Martin, its on my watch list  :}
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