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Old Feb 07, 2013, 01:49 AM
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try a chair with wheels......

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 02:52 AM
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Lovin' the colour scheme you chose mate! awesome
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 09:54 AM
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try a chair with wheels......

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LOL chair with wheels, nice!

I just went out to the shed to try and do some soldering on my crane pedestal, no way man! way too cold in there!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Ok, So I have done some work on the Tug and it is looking pretty nice! I do have some notes on the installation of the bullwarks and keeping things flat, but I will elaborate on that later, for now, here are a few pictures for you!

Cheers

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Ok, So I have done some work on the Tug and it is looking pretty nice! I do have some notes on the installation of the bullwarks and keeping things flat, but I will elaborate on that later, for now, here are a few pictures for you!

Cheers

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Feel free to elaborate, it's all getting stored in a Word .doc
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 02:42 PM
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mmm i like this tug i gonna order one too
silent hunter the driving gear is included the sprockets you use to turn the pods ?

wfg steve
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Hello All!
It has again been a long time since I took up this project. There was much dismay at the suppliers disappearance. I will not comment further on that as this is a build log of a boat, done in the fashion of a hobby I use to relax..

Carrying on!
Thanks to the interest of another member on the forum literally Oceans and continents away, I have received some drives!!!!!

I will hold off on a name incase he chooses to stay anonymous, but suffice to say they sent me a par of drives and some very neat little water pumps for this application! So I am happy to be at this one again!

I will start picking up with the responce to Deckie and the fixing of the bulwarks.
I had some alignment issues and when I installed the Bulwarks, I thought I was flexing the bulwarks and trimming them to fit the deck, however, I made a mistake and the result was that I flexed the deck as well as the bulwarks!!! I now have a sleight ''wow'' in the deck, fortunately it is not too much that can't be flexed out and glued down. but My recommendation is to set some weights on the deck on a nice flat surface. then proceed to fit the bulwarks to the deck with it firmly weighted down. This would have prevented me flexing the bulwarks hull as much as I did. Since the bulwarks are not continuous, it relieved some of the deformation, but also made it interesting getting the right alignment.

Now, the drives!
I received the drives nicely packaged from Japan, they made it all in one piece and are going to be great!
I was away with work when they arrived and was very excited to come home to a package waiting for me from Japan, (not every year you get a package from that far off!) even the little box they came in was cool lol
each drive has four 3D printed components, the nozzle along with the pocket for the motor. A motor cap with a gap for the power wires, a pulley for the steering mechanism and a few propellers!
Additionally they were kind enough to send the aluminum tube for the wires to run up in and support the whole unit as well as a ''stuffing'' tube on each unit and a pair of small motors!
As a bonus, I also received the two above mentioned tiny water pumps, there are very nicely made 3D printed units as well, and include the little motors all assembled with a mounting bracket for them to go in!

So with all this gear in my possession I can now carry on with this neat project! I went out and cleaned some of my work shop up after moving the winter stored stuff out and made it back into my shipyard.
First task was to check the holes in the hull and fit the drived. This only required I over drill a small amount and now have a nice snug fit for the new stuffing tubes. I of course test fit and took a couple of pictures for your enjoyment!

Also because on this forum, if there are no pictures, it never happened!!

Cheers all!
G-O
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Makes me want to start again from scratch.

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Looking really good!
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A neat little tug.
Glad to see your back at it.
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I had a kit of this tug a while back. Its a great little tug. Wish the guy still made them.

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I had a kit of this tug a while back. Its a great little tug. Wish the guy still made them.

Eric
Wish I could get my original hull and superstructure back from him...
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Ill shoot him an email. Maybe he has a few.
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