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Posted by Dora Nine | Feb 01, 2011 @ 02:43 PM | 9,480 Views
A few weeks ago, I snatched up a good deal on here of the RC model tug the South Hampton. I've been toying with picking one of these tugs for some time now, but more often than not, the model has been out of stock at various US retailers. Anyway, I now have one and the upgrades have begun.

My ultimate goal is to have a tug that operates much like a real tug. Probably the biggest and most expensive upgrade is to have the tugs motors to be independently operated much like the are on the tug I operate at work. I plan on doing this with the help of a Robbe F-14 radio and two ESC's. I also want to have a working tow winch to tow barge(s) that I'll be making myself in the coming months. Lastly, the fendering of the model, IMHO, is cheesy and the tires had to go.

As the title states, this will be slow upgrade process. After all here in NH we are in the dead of winter so it'll be a while before this boat will hit any water other than my bath tub....Continue Reading