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Old Jan 31, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Happy Hunter Tug


hi all.
Has anyone on here made the Happy Hunter Tug kit by Robbe.

It looks like a really nice kit. although a bit pricy, but looks great. Would love to see some pics of people who have built the kit. Thanks,

James
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Have one in the shop ( still in box ). Exteamley nice kit wih all the trimmings to build a big tug. Hull is ABS plastic. Instructions are pretty nice as well. have seen a couple of them built and they ran nice!
Old Jan 31, 2007, 05:15 PM
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hmmm. i am seriously thinking bout it. i really want a tug kit. might have to save some money up and buy it.
be my first proper kit.
Old Jan 31, 2007, 05:22 PM
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Not much available on this site....
Happy 1
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I guess you have to be the one to build it and write up a review. Lots of Pics please
Old Jan 31, 2007, 05:24 PM
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thething84,
Sorry mate never built one your right to pricy, but found
some photo's on the net if they're any use to you.
Old Jan 31, 2007, 07:03 PM
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It is a really nice kit, boat fox above shows a link to mine I have built two of them now building the Odin from robbe another nice kit. All of the robbe kits are great kits.
Old Jan 31, 2007, 07:09 PM
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Happy Hunter


Here's some pictures of one my friend Warren Wilson built. He has it all decked out and fully lit. Sorry, I dont know anything more specific about its running gear or power. A very nice boat.
Old Jan 31, 2007, 07:13 PM
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its sad they had to chop her up after the engine room fire



Old Jan 31, 2007, 09:31 PM
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I saw the kit in the LHS 30yrs. ago, and have wanted one since. Yes, boats and fires do not mix well
Old Feb 01, 2007, 12:35 AM
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The only reason you don't find much on this boat as a model, is that the kit was discontinued and unavailable up until it was re-released last year.

We are waiting for builders, and a build up.
Old Feb 01, 2007, 08:08 AM
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lol. well i gotta put the several hundred quid together ot purchase the full kit.
Old Feb 01, 2007, 03:50 PM
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It's way overpriced.
Old Feb 01, 2007, 04:04 PM
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What a beautiful tug boat. Looks great in yellow. Nice lines to it. I don't mind spending alot of money for top of the line stuff, but this tug is made of plastic and not fiberglass. It is WAY overpriced in my opinion. If it were made out of a better material and was more reasonably priced, I would be all over it.

$600.00 U.S. dollars for the hull set.
$150.00 U.S. for the fittings set.
$100.00 U.S. for the motor set.

Additional $ money for the speed controls, radio and any other optional equipment you may want such as the optional bow thruster, or lighting, sound modules, etc.

And it is still a plastic boat.

Like so many other things in life; beautiful, but not worth it!
Old Feb 01, 2007, 04:28 PM
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the kick in the nuts is that these were the same prices 10 years ago
$600.00 U.S. dollars for the hull set.
$150.00 U.S. for the fittings set.
$100.00 U.S. for the motor set.
from my friends hobby shop on long island
Old Feb 01, 2007, 04:46 PM
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Plastic, yes, but a very nice kit.

I prefer fiberglass, and would never consider a plastic kit, especially at that price, but it's been around for a very long time. I have a friend in the Toronto club who has had one for about 25 years or so.

Many of the modelers on this forum were toddlers when this kit was new---.


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