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#1 Jerome Morris Feb 10, 2011 09:17 AM

Tug Boat, Patricia Winslow 1/4" = 1 foot
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New build on the way. Sarted by drawing up a close enough plan and then carved the hull from sign makers foam which is around 6-8 pounds per cubic foot.
This is the plug, still aways to go before a hull is in a builders cradle

#2 H.Lauer Feb 10, 2011 10:05 AM

Cool! neat lookin' tug :popcorn: Harry

#3 Kmot Feb 10, 2011 10:24 AM

eeayap! :D

#4 RGinCanada Feb 10, 2011 10:34 AM

I'm looking forward to this!

#5 Doug James Feb 10, 2011 11:00 AM

I'm looking forward to this build a well. How long is build?

#6 Jerome Morris Feb 10, 2011 01:13 PM

Won't know how long till we get there. Just started last week.

#7 Umi_Ryuzuki Feb 10, 2011 02:32 PM

Looks great,... How many hulls would you plan to pull?


#8 Jerome Morris Feb 11, 2011 07:59 AM

I don't know Umi, Maybe 3 or 4. More if it the need is there.
I'll be honest, this hull is "close". not perfect, but good enough for the project needed.

#9 crowman17 Feb 11, 2011 09:12 AM

Very nice Jerome!


#10 desron48 Feb 11, 2011 02:37 PM

i'm not a tuggie.....but it does look nice....


#11 MILLERTIME Feb 11, 2011 11:19 PM

I'm watching.

#12 jerry orfano Feb 12, 2011 05:50 AM


Originally Posted by MILLERTIME (Post 17383701)
I'm watching.

Me too eyes are open

#13 Jerome Morris Apr 17, 2011 02:42 PM

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After a lot long hours here is a few pictures of some progress.
I decided to try something a little different...just to see.
I purchesed some products from Smooth-On inc.
They make casting resins and associated products for anyone that would like to make two of something.
I wanted to try this because the smell of Polyester resins seem to REALLY bother me. It has been cold up here so had to come up with something with low aroma standards, as I was going to be doing this in the workshop, that also has to be heated by a wood stove.
I feel it was a success. though there was cracking and the hull is tender near the top of the bulwark( because of being to thin).
These products and procedure are easy to do and will make a hull relitively cheap. I have spent around $200. This is including the foam for the plug too. And I think I came up with a very useable hull of a 100' tug boat.
Will be taking a two week break from the tug next week...to go work on ship models no less.

#14 astrout99 Apr 17, 2011 03:27 PM

Looken wicked good,I want 1,my 66" LB is coming good pix soon. Cheers AL :):):D:popcorn:

#15 patmat2350 Apr 17, 2011 03:50 PM

Which Smooth-On did you use for the mold?
And what's the grey stuff on the outside of the mold- reinforcement?

Was there enough flex so you could "peel" the mold away from the new hull?

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