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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:09 PM
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As Kap said, great subject and nice looking tug!
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:02 AM
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As Kap said, great subject and nice looking tug!
I agree
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:28 PM
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I was finally able to locate some 48" long basswood stock, and finished installing the chine logs yesterday. So far so good...
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Plank-o-rama!
Bottom planking complete utilizing radial technique. Sides are up next.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Planking now complete; gave her a light sanding and removed the hull from the building board. Everything turned out straight and true, but it does look a little truncated without the bow and stern blocks. Those are up next.....
The rough plank edges also have to be cleaned up and made flush with the deck level.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:41 PM
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mariner02 thats some beautiful work i'll be watching this too

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:38 AM
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lots of small planks, looks great
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Looks very well built.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone; I haven't done a scratch-built hull in over 10 years (and now I remember why!) Just kidding- I really do enjoy this stage of a project, before all the heavy thinking begins and the details start slowing you down.

Bow and stern blocks are on and sanded to shape as you can see, so she's finally starting to look like something. I'm starting to get the perspective on how big this thing is going to be!

Up next is the forward bulwark/breakwater and shelter deck, which will complete the hull.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:02 PM
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this build is outstanding you are an inperation...

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Very nice mate!!! One of the TF72 Wagga crew has one in 1/72 scale....

Cheers Bruce
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Awesome! Makes me wish mine was finished.

That's the Apache by the way, based out of Norfolk VA; she was the last built of this class. For those who might be interested, the Navy is in the development phase for the tugs which will replace the T-ATF's, which are being called the T-ATS(X). They are scheduled to start construction in 2016, and enter service beginning in 2018. The T-ATF's and T-ARS's will be retired as the new tugs arrive, the last by about 2021.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Awesome! Makes me wish mine was finished.

That's the Apache by the way, based out of Norfolk VA; she was the last built of this class. For those who might be interested, the Navy is in the development phase for the tugs which will replace the T-ATF's, which are being called the T-ATS(X). They are scheduled to start construction in 2016, and enter service beginning in 2018. The T-ATF's and T-ARS's will be retired as the new tugs arrive, the last by about 2021.
Sweet!! I hope they sell them as surplus....rather than the USN normal methods of either letting em rust in the mothball fleet or in SINKEX's.

Cheers Bruce

PS I believe the lads in Wagga have a 1/72 scale mold for the T-ATF class hull...if anyone wants one I can find out if they want to sell any??
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:37 PM
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For those who might be interested, the Navy is in the development phase for the tugs which will replace the T-ATF's, which are being called the T-ATS(X).
Do you know if they've settled on a design yet? I saw a proposal that was submitted a couple of years ago that had a tri-maran hull and looked like a bag of ass, hopefully that one wasn't chosen...
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Do you know if they've settled on a design yet? I saw a proposal that was submitted a couple of years ago that had a tri-maran hull and looked like a bag of ass, hopefully that one wasn't chosen...

I found this via a search"

http://web.mit.edu/2n/Abst-ExecSum/2...ATS%28X%29.pdf

That particular study favored a mono-hull concept. I wonder if they might consider the X-bow in the future, as that seems to have some advantages in high sea states.
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