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Aug 14, 2016, 08:43 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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Sause "TITAN"


A couple years ago, Machinst007 built a model of the Paul P. Hastings from an MR Aerodesign lasercut kit:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2255350

The kit builds out at 45" long, making it a bit odd at about a 1:40 scale of that 149' tug.


Now I'll be doing a 1:32 build (about 56" long), updated to Sause Marine's TITAN.

Both of these tugs started out as 149' Army LT's built near the end of WW2. Both went to work for the Santa Fe as railroad barge tugs, the Paul P. Hastings and the John R. Hayden.

Hayden went on to a few new owners, getting dieselized along the way, and with a rebuilt superstructure to boot. The diesel conversion wasn't simple- they pulled out a single big steam engine and single prop, and put in diesels port and starboard with twin props. No idea if she received nozzles, but I bet she got twin rudders and all new steering gear in the deal.

Her final owner was Sause out of Portland OR, with the name TITAN. Titan was laid up in Portland last year, I've not heard anything newer. Any of you Portlandites know more?
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Aug 14, 2016, 08:56 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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If she did get nozzles, it could look a lot like this:
Last edited by patmat2350; Aug 14, 2016 at 09:04 PM.
Aug 14, 2016, 10:19 PM
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A beasty beauty...let's sit and enjoy.
Aug 14, 2016, 10:40 PM
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I'm betting against nozzles, simply because it involves a lot more structural work on a hull not even designed for twin screws.

Are you going to weather this one like the photos, Pat? Isn't it about time you did some rust streaks and dents?
Aug 14, 2016, 11:08 PM
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I vote for the Santa Fe colors, single screw .

Mark
Aug 15, 2016, 12:30 AM
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Titan has been listed for sale on Craigslist for the past few months, although it's not listed presently. The engines have been removed and most of the towing hardware was removed as well; it was being sold for a scrap price, so maybe someone will buy it for that price and rebuild it as a liveaboard or something. I think it was actually laid up in Coos Bay (not Portland) but I could be wrong.

Edit:

Here's an ad for the tug. Only $10,000!

http://retiredtugs.org/2/classifieds/show-ad/?id=36

Text of Ad:

143' Titan for sale

Contact Information
Contact Monica Johnson
Phone: 541-266-0003
Location : Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
Price
$ 10,000.00
More Information
This vessel is a welded steel twin screw tugboat of a round bilge construction, originally built for the Army Transportation Corp in 1945 at Tampa, Florida. The vessel underwent a complete repowering and reconstruction by Sause Bros. in 1994. It currently does not have any engines.

For more information please call or e-mail Monica.
Last edited by Woodenboater; Aug 15, 2016 at 12:32 AM. Reason: Added more information
Aug 15, 2016, 12:56 AM
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I was thinking Sause Brothers in Rainier, Oregon...
But I don't see it.


Aug 15, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki
I was thinking Sause Brothers in Rainier, Oregon...
But I don't see it.


Same company. The Rainier location is their company shipyard.
Aug 15, 2016, 09:57 AM
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Here's a current CL ad, it has a lot of photos that might help with your build.

http://olympic.craigslist.org/boa/5695855846.html
Aug 15, 2016, 10:36 AM
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Wow! Only $10k. and $10 million to get it home. lol
Aug 15, 2016, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Olscuzbut
Wow! Only $10k. and $10 million to get it home. lol
You could probably negotiate a tow to your location
Aug 15, 2016, 10:56 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Originally Posted by Woodenboater
Here's a current CL ad, it has a lot of photos that might help with your build.

http://olympic.craigslist.org/boa/5695855846.html
Thanks, and yes, a few of those ARE helpful!

Now if I could just get a drydock shot...
Aug 15, 2016, 12:26 PM
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Pat,


I probably have some dockside photo's, from a trip to Coos Bay. While there, I photographed boats, and visiting Sause's two locations.
Last edited by CaptCB; Aug 15, 2016 at 12:31 PM.
Aug 15, 2016, 01:08 PM
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Cool! Thx.
Aug 15, 2016, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Olscuzbut
Wow! Only $10k. and $10 million to get it home. lol
And when you get it home, make sure not to disturb any of the asbestos...


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