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Old Sep 03, 2010, 10:14 PM
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making a micro tug.....help

Im looking to build something like the Dumas Jersey Tug @ 12 3/8" long
Im set on something like this

but is this too wide? 3 9/16"



does anyone have better pictures of The Jersey tug than google or Dumas,I need a pic of
overhead shot
head on bow view and head on stern view,From my drawing I can take precise measurements and draw up prints,id be happy to share prints if I can get it right.
Looking at my drawing what needs to change,I know the bow on the Jersey is stright up and the stern is diffrent but I stated I wanted something like the Jersey tug.How does she look? and how is the width compared to lenh,Is it close,is my bow curve too steep,bow too narrow?

please help,I have a 1 1/8" brass prop,shaft and stuffing tube,esc and 380 motor im dying to use
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 10:56 PM
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It is a little wide. Many years ago, I purchased a fiberglass steam tug hull from the Scale Shipyard. It's 14" LOA x 3 & 5/16" beam. I scratchbuilt the deck and superstructure from sheet styrene. It has a 280 size motor and is powered by 4 AA cells.
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 11:06 PM
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It is a little wide. Many years ago, I purchased a fiberglass steam tug hull from the Scale Shipyard. It's 14" LOA x 3 & 5/16" beam. I scratchbuilt the deck and superstructure from sheet styrene. It has a 280 size motor and is powered by 4 AA cells.
good to know,how does the overall shape look,also how much weight did it take to reach the water line
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Old Sep 03, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Your overall hull shape looks good. My little tug weighs in at 1 lb 1 oz with the battery installed ready for the bathtub.

Here's some other info:
Deckhouse opening is 7 & 3/8" long by 1.5" wide.
Futaba FP-R112JE receiver in its original case
Futaba FP-S133 servo connected to the servo with fishing line
Dynamite Tazer 15T ESC
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 03:51 PM
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I revised the drawing with a narrower bow,made the hulls beam 3 5/16" wide.I like it
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 04:27 PM
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I revised the drawing with a narrower bow,made the hulls beam 3 5/16" wide.I like it
Looks better, but maybe a curve from the bow to the stern between lines 4 and 9 (on plan, Back from the bow) instead of a straight line...
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 08:34 PM
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the line I have now is just the water line,how low I want it to sit for the oversize prop
heres my insperation on the shape
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Why not just get the fiberglass 13 1/2" tug hull from Microglass, and build around that?
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 12:06 AM
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Why not just get the fiberglass 13 1/2" tug hull from Microglass, and build around that?
this one?
http://www.microglass.net/products/p1036.html
does anyone have pictures of the actual product?
plus my drawing is deeper to accomadate the large prop and possibly a 540 lathe motor
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 12:24 AM
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Capt. thankxz for the info,I didnt know anything about microglass until now.I ordered the tug already
do you know of any links here to an actual microglass product,I came across there spring tug it was nice
kinda takes the fun out of building though....i thought my drawing was pretty good,its my first time
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Redlined, I just this morning got an order for a tug hull from some Cajun, and I'm thinking it must be you---.

CG Bob has quite a few Microglass hulls, and seems happy with them, as he keeps buying more every year---.
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Old Sep 05, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Redlined, I just this morning got an order for a tug hull from some Cajun, and I'm thinking it must be you---.

CG Bob has quite a few Microglass hulls, and seems happy with them, as he keeps buying more every year---.
yea i just sent paypal and wasnt sure of the total so let me know if i have to send more funds.
I'll also try to get my friends into the small tug bussiness and send them your way.im currently building a 22" crewboat out of a 1960's graupner fishing boat/cabin cruiser
i wonder if you can make a fiberglass copy of it,its abs.




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Old Sep 05, 2010, 02:36 PM
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plus my drawing is deeper to accomadate the large prop and possibly a 540 lathe motor
A 540 motor is a bit big for a tug that size, you'd probably flip it over from the torque reaction if you hit full throttle too fast---.

A 380 motor may be a bit much too, but if you watch it on the throttle, it's doable---.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 04:06 PM
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Redlined ~ You'lll be extremely happy with Microglass hull, I've got 2 of that particular tug you ordered on hand...

I'll recommend you to try to pick up Lindberg 1/82 Diesel Tug kit and use the deck, pilot house, etc as pattern for the Microglass hull which would make your life much easier... (You'll be able to find a kit for $20-$30 on average from ebay)

I plan on getting thin sintra (2mm??) to trace all the lindberg parts to use on Microglass hulls.

Included some pictures below...
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