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« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2015, 12:31:58 PM »

Anyone know where to obtain spares?
I have lost the battery hatch to my Seaport Tug.
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #151 on: August 30, 2015, 12:50:12 AM »

My Seaport wiring finished apart from water pump. all sprayed just deck furniture and lights to do ...
https://flic.kr/p/xG9JC1
The water inlet pipe is currenlty plugged so i could do water trials.

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2015, 02:40:19 AM »

 
Found this on Utube :

RC Seaport Tugboat Upgrades - https://youtu.be/w1jMyA6UU44


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« Reply #153 on: August 31, 2015, 07:30:18 AM »

I have been given a Seaport/Dickie Tug with no propeller. The shaft is not threaded but there is a threaded hole for a screw does anybody know where I can get a spare propeller.
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #154 on: August 31, 2015, 07:16:21 PM »

Thanks for moving to right topic.
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2015, 12:12:19 PM »


The factory shaft is not all that great to start with, some have replaced it complete, some have just replaced the shaft.

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2015, 12:30:55 PM »

Yes, for the sake of a few pounds even getting a shaft/tube/prop combo off eBay is better than the standard one.

The original one on mine just pulled out with some pliers and a bit of twisting, after gentle heating of the hull with a hairdryer.

Well worth doing, the Dickie tug is still one of the best little cheap hulls around, even if the price has skyrocketed in the recent years!
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #157 on: September 01, 2015, 01:30:20 PM »


Come on then TC, what brushless motor do you recommend for the Seaport?
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #158 on: September 01, 2015, 02:02:36 PM »

For a cheapie this does the job perfectly:

http://hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__19611__NTM_Prop_Drive_28_36_750KV_265W.html

A little overpowered perhaps but it's very efficient on the battery life, tiny footprint and well priced.
Doesn't need a big ESC either, something like this would do:
http://hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__24567__HobbyKing_30A_Boat_ESC_3A_UBEC.html

For under 20 a Motor and ESC seems not bad for me, especially as with most batteries you'll get a good few hours run time it's a perfect little chuckabout boat.

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #159 on: September 01, 2015, 03:26:03 PM »

Thanks for your information. Has anybody still got a propeller left over from their conversion that they would be willing to sell.
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #160 on: September 01, 2015, 03:30:02 PM »

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« Reply #161 on: September 02, 2015, 07:21:11 PM »

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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #163 on: October 07, 2015, 09:18:02 PM »

Via email to Mayhem...

Hi Martin

Attached are some pics of the tugboat I converted, thanks to you help! I'm happy to report it came out great and the first maiden voyage (in the tub, heh) was successful! Just in time for my daughter's birthday today :-) Although, for some reason the spray hose is not working but it maybe that I have to prime it somehow or the motor may be turning the wrong direction? Need to test more.

I ended up getting a 2nd speed control for the spray hose because it was $7 more and to me it was a simpler install. Battery placement was great with the two you recommended and I ran them on parallel for long battery life. Question, did your have foam to help buoyancy? Mine didn't but I may use some expanding foam, just in case.

Thanks again!
 Pete

NB: This was Phil's shopping list:

Evening Pete!


1.Speed controller (is reverse needed?)
Yes, reverse needed as you find out on your very first run!

Also best if it "waterproof" - this look OK:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DU49XXS/ref=cm_sw_su_dp - Hobbypower Rc ESC 10a Brushed Motor Speed Controller for Rc Car Boat W/o Brake

This looks better:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXCM3Q8?psc=1 - HobbyWing QUICRUN 1060 Brushed ESC (1/10)                         

2. Battery looks OK. Other options are two of these ( for weight distribution purposes) :
   http://amzn.com/B00LRUTW92  - 2x Pack - UB613 Universal Sealed Lead Acid Battery Replacement (6V, 1.3Ah)

3.Charger looks gooK too. This one will do just as well:
  http://amzn.com/B001G8AIMU  - Sealed Lead Acid Battery Charger UPG D1724

 

4. Radio. I would go for a Cheap 4 or 6 channel radio, just in case you catch the bug and want to build a 2nd boat (or car!)

   Make sure you can get additional Rx cheaply!

   These look OK:
   http://amzn.com/B00EI9UVOE - 2.4G FS-CT6B 6 CH Radio Model RC Transmitter & Receiver PPM/GFSK

  And i like these: http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__74037__Turnigy_TGY_i6_AFHDS_Transmitter_and_6CH_Receiver_Mode_2_AR_Warehouse_.html
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« Reply #164 on: February 03, 2016, 08:32:41 PM »

...Hi Guys...

Does anyone have a Dickie Seaport Tug surplus to requirements...


Preferably still with working fire monitor...


My son Harry wants one as he has been told all about his big brother Johnny having fun with his model a few years back...


...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Dickie Seaport Tug
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2016, 09:11:29 AM »

Sorry no, I have only just recently won one from our friendly fleabay site......

Only thing you can do if no-one has one, is keep your eyes peeled on e-bay.
I paid 35 for mine..
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2016, 10:56:11 AM »


I might have on in the shed, I'll have a look this weekend.
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #167 on: April 05, 2016, 02:44:19 PM »

I'm looking a Tug boat to use as s rescue boat.

Can you get these still?
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Re: Dickie Tugboat / Seaport Workboat
« Reply #168 on: April 05, 2016, 04:07:10 PM »

Not particularly good at rescue
A Springer is much more versatile
for rescue duties  :-))


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« Reply #169 on: April 05, 2016, 04:47:05 PM »


Don't listen to Netleyned,  %)    I have a Seaport for sale!
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« Reply #170 on: April 05, 2016, 04:57:17 PM »

Send me the details over pm matey...

Sprinters look cool but I suck at building!
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« Reply #171 on: April 05, 2016, 05:54:39 PM »

Springers look pretty cool too, and they are dead easy to build.
You can get a complete kit from Models by design for fifty quid.


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« Reply #172 on: April 05, 2016, 06:25:00 PM »


Don't listen to Netleyned,  %)    I have a Seaport for sale!



Oy  <*<  No bumping sales it's da rools {-)


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« Reply #174 on: April 05, 2016, 07:25:48 PM »

Thanks Martin.

I'll add that to my watch list.

Not sure my building skills will be upto the job  %%
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