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Dec 27, 2011, 09:06 PM
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that is the bowman's hatch so they can tie up to buoys or rig to be towed to the ramp.
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Feb 17, 2012, 05:32 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Found another!


Looks like the boat in post #6

No word on the maker.


Now, to build one in 1:8 scale, along with the Clipper to tow behind it...

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Feb 17, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Panair xv1-a


Not much on this boat. You may have to buy the adds to see them better.

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=2971

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=1451

The company did survive, but I don't think they build boats anymore.

http://www.juliuspetersen.com/

The shear is covered with some kind of cushion so it doesn't damage the aircraft.
Last edited by Tollytime; Feb 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM.
Feb 18, 2012, 04:21 AM
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WingCo Pictures From Sea to Sky


It may not be 100% on topic, but I highly recommend watching WingCo Pictures From Sea to Sky if you can download or come across the dvd. It is an excellent documentary on Australia's flying boat service with plenty of shots of tenders & harbor scenes along the Southampton to Sidney route.
Feb 18, 2012, 04:41 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
Looks like the boat in post #6

Now, to build one in 1:8 scale, along with the Clipper to tow behind it...
You mean something like this? Granted, they'll Short Sunderlands & not Clippers but I think it would be one amazing sight to see. More photos can be viewed at:

http://www.airwaveyachts.com.au/Aircraft/Index.html

There's an ongoing 1:16 build in the scale EP forum:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1592701
Feb 18, 2012, 06:44 AM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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Here's one built by Stephens in California;

Feb 18, 2012, 07:16 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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All too cool- thanks!
Feb 21, 2012, 01:21 PM
Model trains, Rc Boats, Rc air
Does that guy disassemble that plane?
Feb 22, 2012, 11:28 AM
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These look like smaller versions of what the RAF used to service there flying boats. Microglass carries a hull for a RAF pinnace. I always thought they had slender yacht like lines. In some of the pics the boats have a Wheeler look to them. PS my bad, I must have mistook a Stephens look for a Wheeler look.
Feb 22, 2012, 12:42 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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So far, I've only confirmed Stephens and Petersen... likely, Pan Am local-sourced a general layout.
Feb 24, 2012, 01:10 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Here's a smaller launch, a Wheeler... good stuff.
From a PanAm fan, and the book Wings to the Orient

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Feb 24, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Fantastic rope bumpers on that Wheeler! And just look at that stern, a real workin' boat, lol.
May 28, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Hello,

I also have an interest in this subject. If anyone has some more information, please post!!

I already posted ithis in other foruns but iI tought of sharing this here too, as this is directly related.

Some seaplane tender photos, used by PAN AM Boeing 314 clippers in the Horta harbour, Faial island, Azores. These are from two souvenir photos available in a local photographer's shop. The other is from the Life online photo archive, on Flickr.

They are dated from 1939, I think.




There is another boat behind, that is very similar to the motorized boats built locally to connect the nearby island and used (used as tugs to smaller whalling boats) in the whale hunting.



In anyone has some more info on these crafts, please post.

Incidently it is curious that the PAN AM seaplane operations in Brasil also had crafts with the same name, "panair", as can be seen here:

http://fotolog.terra.com.br/jban:511

http://fotolog.terra.com.br/jban:1866

From these I tought that maybe the boat used in the Horta harbour could have originated from Brasil, as the hull type is very different from the boats built in the Azores at that time. Another origin could be an american design ( and possibly built in a local shipyard?), maybe from US Navy origin and used in American seaplane operations, as I have found a similar type, built for the military, altough dated from 1951.

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org...2501/steadfast

However, I didn't find yet any photo that could prove this. Anyone can identify the tug? is it a military design, specially made?

Some more images of the azores support crafts, from the Life Photos:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life...d275ef709.html

http://images.google.com/hosted/life...71a7759e3.html


In Lisbon, we can see at left the top of the boat cabin.
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...3c46ba29e.html


in a ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1943-PAN-AM-...-/200647264014

Some enlarged detail views:

The tug:



The boat:




Detail from the Lisbon suport craft


It looks very similar to the one here

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tollytime
Not much on this boat. You may have to buy the adds to see them better.

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=2971

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=1451

The company did survive, but I don't think they build boats anymore.

http://www.juliuspetersen.com/

The shear is covered with some kind of cushion so it doesn't damage the aircraft.


On another forum, I learned that the "PANAIR" was from the PAN american AIR ways= plus an ID LETTER OR NUMBER, and that probably boats were local sourced where possible to a standard design for safe passenger transfer and save money on shipping
(from here: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum...490800#p490200 )

G_Mendes
May 28, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
Looks like the boat in post #6

No word on the maker.


Now, to build one in 1:8 scale, along with the Clipper to tow behind it...

.
Some detail photos of this boat type, from Life photos:
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...f0b0be1a8.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...de1acea3d.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a5a041fa6.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...7d8cfad2a.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...2aa747662.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...be9f7c292.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...eff367768.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...3821e7100.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...f351ee37b.html
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...ef97773c3.html

If anyone has more information, please post! I would love to build one too!

G_Mendes
Last edited by G_Mendes; May 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM.
May 28, 2012, 11:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tollytime
Not much on this boat. You may have to buy the adds to see them better.

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=2971

http://www.classicadshop.com/product...s.php5?id=1451

The company did survive, but I don't think they build boats anymore.

http://www.juliuspetersen.com/

The shear is covered with some kind of cushion so it doesn't damage the aircraft.
I think this one is of the same type:

Pan Am boat at pontoon pier at the Seaplane Base, Noumea
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/...ases2-p200.jpg

(from here: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/.../bases-24.html )

G_Mendes


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