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Old Jul 31, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Looking for Steam Tugboat Plans

Whilst "cruising" the web for a new project I came upon this beautiful (Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder) NY harbor steam tub built in the late 1880's. Now I need to find a set of plans close to the shape of the hull. From all of the reading I have been doing I would guess the length to be about 105-110 feet long.



So far I have looked at the Two plans that Taubman has, the Brooklin Tug and the NY Central Harbor Tug. Neither of which seems to mach the hull although looking at a tiny pic of a tug doesn't tell you much. The Brooklin tug seems broader in the bow and the NY Central doesn't have the freeboard. I have found a couple of similar tugs that show the lines a little more,





While both are slightly different the hulls seem close to what I am looking for.

Anyone have a clue as to where I can find plans for the hull, I know that the pilot house will have to be scratch built from the photo but the hull and lower deck house should be standard IF a plan exists.

To think I'd be going to all of this trouble and I'm not even a New Yorker!!

Alex
Toronto, Canada
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 03:44 PM
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Is this something like want you want ?
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Brassman, It does look about right! How does it look with the front fenders out of the way? The freeboard and style look like the period. Is it yours? If so was it a kit or from plans?

Alex
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Hi Alex, it's mine. That's the Seguin from Midwest. That's the older kit that was plank-on-frame. I believe the kit they make now is a fiberglass hull.

Ken
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Well some one beat me to it but I was going to suggest the Seguin, as a kit. Mr Bass you have a very nice looking tig there.

Check out Loyalhanna dockyard for plans they have alot of steam era tugs in their list of plans and hulls. Prices are about average for either.

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Old Jul 31, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Plans for the Hercules, a steam tug built in 1907 in Camden N.J. are available for free here; http://frontiers.loc.gov/cgi-bin/que...o+County,+CA))

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Old Jul 31, 2009, 07:18 PM
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Micro Mark currently has Sequin kits on sale. Might be the old wood hull type. Also check out tugboat Wautuppa that used to appear on the old Dynamic Models catalog.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Hi Ken:

Nice job on the Sequin, she looks like she is running real noce as well.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Hi Alex, it's mine. That's the Seguin from Midwest. That's the older kit that was plank-on-frame. I believe the kit they make now is a fiberglass hull.Ken
Ken, I think Midwest has discontinued the Seguin, wood kit and fiberglass one as well.

For the record, Midwest "borrowed" Microglass' fiberglass Seguin hull, had it manufactured in China, and introduced it as their own---.

However, Microglass still makes that hull---.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Ken, I think Midwest has discontinued the Seguin, wood kit and fiberglass one as well.

For the record, Midwest "borrowed" Microglass' fiberglass Seguin hull, had it manufactured in China, and introduced it as their own---.

However, Microglass still makes that hull---.
Can Midwest (or anyone) do that? Is there anything you can do about it?

I feel Midwest is going downhill anyway, so adios to Midwest

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Old Aug 01, 2009, 01:45 AM
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Does anyone have the plans for the Midwest plank on frame Seguin? The only wooden Seguin right now is the 26 inch Bluejacket kit. I have not been able to find anything on the Watappa kit or plans. If anyone has the plans of either I would be more than willing to pay to have them copied and shipped.

I have built one of the older Midwest tugs not the seguin though.Then I decided to give it a nicer superstructure Sorry about the picture quality, I have been meaning to update the photos...
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Old Aug 01, 2009, 11:30 AM
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Does anyone have the plans for the Midwest plank on frame Seguin? The only wooden Seguin right now is the 26 inch Bluejacket kit. I have not been able to find anything on the Watappa kit or plans. If anyone has the plans of either I would be more than willing to pay to have them copied and shipped.

I have built one of the older Midwest tugs not the seguin though.Then I decided to give it a nicer superstructure Sorry about the picture quality, I have been meaning to update the photos...
Dynamic did not make a Wautuppa kit. The cover image was a one off built on one of their hulls. Here is a link to photos of the Tug. Note the photographer also took the Bess photos.
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Old Aug 01, 2009, 11:49 AM
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Big Dutch, you forgot to add the link.

It's been so long since Dynamic went under, I've forgotten most of what they offered---.

A shame, because they took the better part of the Staubitz line down with them---.
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Old Aug 01, 2009, 01:35 PM
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Micro Marks' Sequin is the 26" Bluejacket model.
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Old Aug 01, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Big Dutch, you forgot to add the link.

It's been so long since Dynamic went under, I've forgotten most of what they offered---.

A shame, because they took the better part of the Staubitz line down with them---.

Oops! Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110606352/
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