Shop our Airplanes Products Shop our Surface Products
Thread Tools
Old Feb 08, 2015, 04:24 PM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
Build Log
18'' Long, 1/24th scale Towboat

This project was started several years ago, and has been setting around. I now plan on finishing it, for this summer. The hull IS, a Micro-Glass, Springer. But, that is where any real similarity to a springer build, ends. As I am building it as a 1/24th scale, "large" truckable towboat, commonly referred to as a "dredge assist boat", or, just a "work boat." With a special permit, they can move a load 16' wide x 40' long, and this would be 16'w x 32'l. I will post photo's as I go along. But I thought some might want to see where it's at currently, as I know some have been looking for a medium sized pusher. In fiberglass, it's this hull, or the 25'' Hartman, from Don. CB
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Feb 08, 2015, 04:33 PM
the goon is offline
Find More Posts by the goon
boat butcher
the goon's Avatar
Whittier CA.
Joined Oct 2009
2,844 Posts
Can't have too many work boats .

Mark
the goon is offline Find More Posts by the goon
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 08, 2015, 06:16 PM
louie R/C NUT is online now
Find More Posts by louie R/C NUT
no such thing as to many boats
louie R/C NUT's Avatar
United States, NY, New York
Joined May 2010
2,886 Posts
I second that

I'll be watching
louie R/C NUT is online now Find More Posts by louie R/C NUT
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 08, 2015, 08:36 PM
chum444 is online now
Find More Posts by chum444
lots of water; some of it thin
chum444's Avatar
United States, MA, Woods Hole
Joined Aug 2012
1,558 Posts
Cap,
Does the Kort adequately replace flanking rudders? I suppose turning a big wheel in a Kort would be highly maneuverable but does it provide same control at low RPM?
chum444 is online now Find More Posts by chum444
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 08, 2015, 09:43 PM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
At "dead slow," with no power on, I have little, to no, steering control. At any power setting above that, it is almost like having a Z-drive. Does not matter even if I have a barge attached, and am backing down, in a turn. I have this same set-up, under my 25'' Hartman hulled pushboat, and, have been using it since the mid '90's. As long as you understand the handling issues, you can drive around them, most of the time.

So I guess, the short answer, is yes!!
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 09, 2015, 12:18 AM
capntroy is offline
Find More Posts by capntroy
Keep a Steady Strain....
capntroy's Avatar
Orange County, CA
Joined Nov 2007
1,579 Posts
Are you sure that the pushknees are stout enough Charlie...? :-)
capntroy is offline Find More Posts by capntroy
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 01:24 AM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
This is where I am at, on mocking up the house, and the F&R bitts. The wheelhouse is permanent, but everything else, is still tentative. Once finalized, there are a lot of details, that will still need to be added. The front bulwark piece still needs to be made.
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 04:19 AM
babblefish is offline
Find More Posts by babblefish
Yes, that is Jamie
babblefish's Avatar
SF Bay Area, CA
Joined Jul 2002
1,838 Posts
She's looking fantastic, but I dunno, those knees look like they'd collapse pushing anything over 800-900 pounds...
Were did you get that figure, Tamiya?

-Wes
babblefish is offline Find More Posts by babblefish
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 09:25 AM
woodybob is offline
Find More Posts by woodybob
WooHoo!
woodybob's Avatar
Lake Balboa, CA
Joined Jun 2007
5,516 Posts
Great looking towboat Charlie. Is the wheelhouse from your TTB?
woodybob is offline Find More Posts by woodybob
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 09:36 AM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
Thanks, yes, it is from the TTB kit, and the funnel is fiberglass, from a mold, a friend gave me a few years back. The figure is a mid '90's, Verlinden. Remember, this guy?
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 03:27 PM
chum444 is online now
Find More Posts by chum444
lots of water; some of it thin
chum444's Avatar
United States, MA, Woods Hole
Joined Aug 2012
1,558 Posts


Bill
chum444 is online now Find More Posts by chum444
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2015, 06:57 PM
Sylvain is offline
Find More Posts by Sylvain
Registered User
Sylvain's Avatar
Canada, QC, Rimouski
Joined Feb 2002
777 Posts
Very nice and clean build!
Sylvain is offline Find More Posts by Sylvain
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2015, 10:34 PM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
Thanks,
Here is what I have in mind for the prop. I am going to change from my usual Kort Nozzle prop, to a "Semi-Sematar" type prop. This in keeping with what the "real" tugs are currently using. Like most of my props, it is from the Prop Shop. CB
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 03, 2015, 02:08 PM
CaptCB is offline
Find More Posts by CaptCB
Registered User
CaptCB's Avatar
United States, CA, Orange County
Joined Aug 2011
3,756 Posts
The REASON, I started this "Build Log", was because I had seen various questions, looking for advice on: push boats, push boat "knees", the best steering system for a "push boat / Springer", props and prop advice, and, working with PVC Foamboard.

This "Scale," Prototypical, Push Boat, will be using the best, most efficient, parts and technologies. While building a model of a boat that "could" be ordered from a yard tomorrow. BUT, as seeing how few people (counter, Kieth mentioned) seem to be interested, and, 1/2 the posts "are" mine. I am just going to quite posting. As I said in my "rant" post, NO INTEREST, WHY BOTHER?
CaptCB is offline Find More Posts by CaptCB
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 03, 2015, 02:47 PM
babblefish is offline
Find More Posts by babblefish
Yes, that is Jamie
babblefish's Avatar
SF Bay Area, CA
Joined Jul 2002
1,838 Posts
Well, you know the old saying, "you can please some of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time". It would be a shame for you to quit now for the some of us who are still watching...
I'm not experienced enough on this subject to be giving advise, so I'm content just watching a more experienced person show us how it's done.
I look at it like sitting in a classroom quietly listening to the teacher and raising my hand up if I have a question.

-Wes
babblefish is offline Find More Posts by babblefish
Last edited by babblefish; Mar 03, 2015 at 02:53 PM.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Best Mini Truck? 1/14 to 1/18 scale bracman Off-road Cars 11 Oct 20, 2014 02:28 PM
Sold VS 1/24th scale Tiger tanks Tatonka Cars - Trucks and Parts (FS/W) 6 Aug 20, 2014 08:17 AM
Question Toe gauge tool for micro or 1/24th scale. Dialed_In Micro Cars 8 Aug 17, 2014 06:14 AM
Build Log Status, of our 1/24th Truckable Towboats CaptCB Scale Boats 15 Aug 07, 2014 11:25 PM