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Old Mar 17, 2007, 03:08 PM
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Tug Hull ID - Angels Gate build

I've just parted with $75 for this little lot..
A GF tug hull, motor, shaft, plans and 4 blade 3" brass prop...

I'm looking at making the hull in to 'Angels Gate' from the Los Angeles Maritime Museum as the hull doesnt look far off (looking at pic's on their website.. and the few i have found on RC Groups) but the plans that came with the hull dont 'size' to the hull..
The plan that came with the hull is about 4" shorter than the GF Hull

The one plan, from Bluejacket, says its for a 100' tug and is copyright dated 1940 'BPM Corp'... The other sketch plan (no detail view) is an R K McCandliss drawing for a V-2 Tug and is dated 1973..

Can anyone identify if its a Bluejacket hull or a McCandless hull.. and would 'Angels Gate' be about right for this hull..

By the way, 'Angels Gate' is just down the road from me in San Pedro
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 03:57 PM
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toesup...seems like a good deal for what you got, what is the lenght and width?
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 04:00 PM
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Toes, I think that it's a Carol Moran tug hull from Scale Shipyard. They have a black interior as their trademark.

If the hull is about 27 1/2" long, that's what you have. The plans won't match, because they were meant for something else.

Regardless, you got your money's worth---.
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 04:15 PM
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Toes, I think that it's a Carol Moran tug hull from Scale Shipyard. They have a black interior as their trademark.

If the hull is about 27 1/2" long, that's what you have. The plans won't match, because they were meant for something else.
Yeah, the hull is 27 1/2" long by 7 1/2" beam...

Thanks for the info Der Kapitan..
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 05:46 PM
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The Angel's Gate tug is an 85 ft tug if I remember right.

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 06:11 PM
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The Angel's Gate tug is an 85 ft tug if I remember right.

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Yeah, at 1/48th scale the hull i have at 27 1/2 long works out to 110 ft long in real life .. Wont work for the 'Angels Gate' unless i can make it 'out of scale' @ 1/37th scale...
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 08:49 AM
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toes, That is one heck of a deal fora Scale Shipyards hull with a Pittman motor and shaft/prop. You could use the plans as a guide to build a different boat. If you wish to do the Angles Gate then you need to look for drawings of an ST Tug ( ww2 area). I beleive I still have the magazine article that had the draings for this boat from the article that was done on the Angles Gate. Will look through old magazines to see what I can find.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 10:09 AM
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toes, That is one heck of a deal fora Scale Shipyards hull with a Pittman motor and shaft/prop. You could use the plans as a guide to build a different boat. If you wish to do the Angles Gate then you need to look for drawings of an ST Tug ( ww2 area). I beleive I still have the magazine article that had the draings for this boat from the article that was done on the Angles Gate. Will look through old magazines to see what I can find.
I thought it was a good deal... now, after finding out its a Scale Shipyards hull, its an even BETTER deal!..
I have been researching 'Angels Gate' and the ST Tugs of the WW2 era and i think the hull might just work.
Thanks for the offer of the magazine article, if you can find it Keith, that would be useful. Don B is also on the case
I am thinking of taking a trip down to the real 'Angels Gate' to see if i can get a selection of pic's to use for the build. I fancy doing 'her' as she would of been in WW2 as ST (small tug) 695, grey paint, machine guns etc..
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 12:30 PM
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I'll give ya a $100 bucks for the lot!
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 12:34 PM
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why not build your own design super structure and go semi scratch?
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 12:35 PM
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toesup...that is a good score, Kmot beat me , I was going to offer you $80.00usd, thats like $200.00 canadian...LOL
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Geez, guys, you're going nuts on raising the bid, what IS this here, E-bay?
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Geez, guys, you're going nuts on raising the bid, what IS this here, E-bay?
Its OK Der Kapitan, they havnt reached the reserve yet..

Yes Ghost, i will probably have to draw up the superstructure to match the size of the hull.. Though with some 'scale' details, that will make things a little easier
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Old Mar 19, 2007, 12:41 PM
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Oooo, looking forward to seeing what you do with this one, Toes!
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