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Mar 31, 2015, 04:02 PM
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Hey !

Some of us still have to Work 5 days a week !
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Mar 31, 2015, 05:18 PM
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Only 5 days Tim?

Darn executives
Mar 31, 2015, 05:32 PM
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It's not like I'm havin Fun, DagNabbit !

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Mar 31, 2015, 06:12 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Looks like you work hard Tim .

I emailed our friend waiting for him to answer me .
Apr 01, 2015, 03:33 PM
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I think he is busy, his message to me says he can hardly get to all the emails from USA ~

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Apr 01, 2015, 04:00 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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I've talk to him very nice guy working on an order as we speak .
Apr 01, 2015, 05:31 PM
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Excellent !

I am eyeballing his Stan Tug 1907:
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Apr 01, 2015, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim B.
Excellent !

I am eyeballing his Stan Tug 1907:
Louie, better step on the gas he is going to have more unbuilt kits than you
Apr 01, 2015, 07:12 PM
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DOH !

Busted !
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Apr 01, 2015, 08:01 PM
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More like . . .
Apr 01, 2015, 09:05 PM
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And that's only the East wing of Tim's warehouse.
Apr 01, 2015, 09:53 PM
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Perhaps more spacious facilities are in order ...
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Apr 06, 2015, 08:29 PM
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The Cage


Time to do the cage.... ( ) .

On the real boat, the cage helps prevent the ropes this type of Tug carries from getting fouled in the prop if a fallen hawse makes it's way under the Tug.

I was tempted to use a steerable nozzle since I have No experience at all with putting struts in a hull, but decided that staying accurate and sticking to the plan was worth the risk of screwing it up.

The plastic ring that came with the kit is Very well made, but I was concerned that if it took a hit during transport it could fail and would wipe out everything.

Veteran crafstman and steadfast RCG member Ed Crowell helped us out and made a Really nice ring of aluminum, slightly larger overall dimensions for strength but still staying to scale.

The ring is permanently fixed to the hull and pinned at the opposite side where the removable skeg extension comes off.

The six holes in the ring where the 2.5mm struts go through were opened up a bit to accept the odd angle that the struts assume as the go through the ring, the two struts closest to the hull are at such extreme angles they had to to have a bend put in where they go through the ring.

Laid out and drilled the 6 holes in the hull then used a Dremel ball bit to make a trough for each rod to rest in.

The rods were bent at right angles where they go through the hull so they won't slide if the whole thing gets bumped.

Loctite machinable waterproof construction adhesive will be used everywhere in this process for strength and to seal the through holes in the hull ( same stuff used to set the stuffing tube assy. in the liner ).............
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Apr 06, 2015, 10:53 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Louie, better step on the gas he is going to have more unbuilt kits than you
No need to worry George I'm way head .

To many boats not enough time
Apr 07, 2015, 12:08 AM
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Tim,


As someone who has built several log tugs, "radius" the front and rear edges of the ring. As the way it is, it will create turbulence, and drag. We usually use tube for the hoop, but flat stock works well to. Remember, all these bars,even round, will disturb, the water flow to the prop and rudder. Here is a photo of how CaptDH, did his log tug. My log tug, was basically the same, just 2 more bars, and they went into the hull like you are doing. Mine was a steerable nozzle, so it was less affected.


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