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Oct 21, 2019, 12:39 AM
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Laser Cut 'Lil Salty' Tugboat kits

I am having a sale on this tug kit. The next four kits sold will be sold at $110.00 including USPS Priority mail shipping!!

With the kind permission of the designer 'JayJay76', i am cutting and selling laser cut kits of the 'Lil Salty' Tugboat. This is the 21" version. You can find the thread for it here, where you will also find the plans (a copy of which will be included). I have made a couple of small changes to it, in that I have made the walls of the cabin have tabs that fit into notches to make it easier to align and glue together. This is shown in the second photo. Unfortunately, my laser is just a little too short to cut to full length so I have done 'finger joints' which allows the pieces that are too long to be easy glued together, and once glued, sanded and finished will not be seen. I have also made the bottom of the hull out of 1/16" ply instead of 1/32" as the bow post was already notched for 1/16". I have also laser engraved the deck, so you do not have to do it with a scribe. I have also included a hatch in the rear for access to the rudder servo, which is not shown on the plans, but was discussed in the thread. Lastly, though not shown in the first photo, I am including an exhaust stack.

I have changed the engraving on the deck to more realistically represent real deck planking.

Ok.. so,, I have been in touch with Harbor Models, and talked to Nick (I believe he is the owner) about a power system for Lil Salty, and here is what he came up with..

Prop Shaft: (choose the 4mm option)
Prop: (choose left hand, 4mm shaft)
Coupler: (end1=1/8” end2=4mm)
Speed Control:

These seem like reasonable prices and good equipment for the boat.

He also has a jet drive that may work for it at $80.00 as shown in the last photo. This has a reversing 'bucket' so is quite nice.

First photo is from JayJay76's thread.

The price includes Priority shipping in the conus..

Please PM for more info, and also my PayPal info.

From JayJay76, (the designer of this boat)..

Originally Posted by JayJay76
Just thought I'd stop in to endorse these kits.

SteveT sent one to me to preview, and I can confirm that he's done a superb job of laser cutting and used really nice quality materials. Part fit is really good and the level of detail included is very impressive.

It's an honor to see my plans kitted with such excellent quality!

Good luck Steve!


Originally Posted by JayJay76
These are indeed beautiful kits! SteveT has done an awesome job, I love the improvements he's made and the extra detail he's added. It should move with authority using the recommended power package.
Thanks for looking..

Last edited by SteveT.; Oct 22, 2019 at 12:15 PM.
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