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Old Feb 28, 2009, 06:06 AM
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1924 Diesel tug Craig

I have just ordered a set of plans for this tug and am after as much information about her as I can get.

So far, I know she was designed by J Murray Watts and built by the Craig Brothers Marine Railway Company of Norfolk, Virginia for use in those local waters.

Any information will be gratefully accepted.

Barry

PS. Can't post a picture as the ones I can find are copyrighted..
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Hi Footski - could you post a link?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 11:50 AM
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This one?
http://modelplans.steamboats.org/p16-craig.html

I'm assuming you have seen this?..
http://books.google.com/books?id=uhI...sult#PPA161,M1
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Ah....nice sheer on that one...
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 04:10 AM
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John Fryant is a member on this forum, you could see if he has any extra info.

Craig Brothers was bought out by Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk, they're still in business, could be a start there.

Also, Mystic Seaport has her on it's list of named vessels, you can order whatever articles that might have for 50 cents a page.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 04:20 AM
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toesup,

Yes that is the one..

Thanks but yes I have seen those llinks. capntroy, thanks again ,but have seen that. Mystic Seaport article has no more info than I already have.

Really looking for anything about her time afloat!!
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Footski,

If you find or have found any photos of the Craig tug, could you let me know where you found them? I'd like to have one or more to sell with the plans. Also, if any one builds the model, I'd like to see some photos of it.
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 03:14 AM
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Footski,

If you find or have found any photos of the Craig tug, could you let me know where you found them? I'd like to have one or more to sell with the plans. Also, if any one builds the model, I'd like to see some photos of it.

Will do John.
I hope to start building her later this year, but have a commission build of a Narrowboat to do first. I have sent you a pm.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 06:32 PM
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You might try joining the tug group on Yahoo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tugboats/ If you put out an inquiry, you may even find yourself communicating with an ex employee of Craig. They are very responsive, and you get some great pictures if you ask for rich-text e-mail notification of posts.

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Old Mar 04, 2009, 10:06 PM
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You can also do a Research Request through the Steamship Historical Society of America. You can find their on-line Request Form here: http://www.sshsa.org/research/requestform They also cover Diesel powered vessels.

I used them for research in the 1980's and they sent me Xerox copies of a bunch of photos and I could then order the ones I wanted.

Pete G.
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 12:27 PM
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You can also do a Research Request through the Steamship Historical Society of America. You can find their on-line Request Form here: http://www.sshsa.org/research/requestform They also cover Diesel powered vessels.

I used them for research in the 1980's and they sent me Xerox copies of a bunch of photos and I could then order the ones I wanted.

Pete G.
Thanks Pete,

Request submitted..
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Old Apr 05, 2009, 02:37 AM
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Well, I have got the model underway. Made up the frames and building board. Planked the hull using 3mm thick balsa planks,and have just started fibreglassing the inside, which is the first time I have ever done this. Once the inside is done, I will sand the hull down and glass the outside.
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Old Apr 05, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Very nice! I believe I see a built-up keel and sternpost... and their width relative to the frames creates a "rabbet" to lay the planking into?

And I am curious... now that you have put fiberglass (or just resin?) inside the hull... would you recommend that for others? It seems like a lot of work for an area that stays dry (we hope!)
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Old Apr 05, 2009, 08:47 AM
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Hi Patman, Well spotted. The keel is made up of 2 pieces of 3.2mm liteply and has two 2mm strengtheners glued to it which act as a support for the planking. The internal fibreglass is done because the planking is of balsa wood and so is very soft. Once hardened off I can sand the outside of the hull without the planking flexing, ready to glass the outside, thus getting a very strong and light hull.....well tht's the theory anyway!!
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 02:08 AM
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Well I have now finished sanding the hull and glassed the inside. I have also put the first, "rough" glass on the outside. I have never done any fibreglassing before, but so far it seems okay.
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