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Old 12-26-2007, 12:55 AM
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I'm looking to buy a LARGE tug hull. 44" or better. Can anybody steer me in the right direction? How does one get hold of Hartman Tugs?? Mike
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:02 PM
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Microglass has a hull for an old steam tug...
http://www.microglass.net/products/p1045.html
you will have to build up your own superstructure for it though.

The largest Dumas has is 39"
http://www.dumasestore.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=237

If you want a modern tug, you may have to consider scratch building a boat at 1/24 or larger scale...
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:27 PM
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The only way you are going to find a Hartman hull is either someone selling it or Ebay. Dwight went on to sail away in calmer waters back in November.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:17 PM
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Thanks! I had no idea. A real shame, he was a heck of a builder!
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TUGS, Check out some of the model boat suppliers across the pond. I was on there the other day looking at a 48" general tug hull,could have been Metcalf Mouldings or one of the other suppliers over there. You can get to them by links from other model boat site in U.S. . I still have an old HARTMAN envelope with all the pictures and stuff, nice tugs. So get pointing and clicking, let me know how you make out. I have a 48"" tug I built from a DUMAS hull I got for $30.00 at a hobbie auction. Built it up from pictures of the Moran tugs in Portsmouth, Nh. Roger
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If you can't find a hull that large RCM has plans for a 47 1/2" tug http://www.rcmmagazine.com/store/sto...EFTpmssCY9k1i6
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Does anyone know where I can get a 45" Shelly Foss hull? Dumas sold the mold to:??? I've built two tugs from this hull, and its a good one. Many of the hulls from the UK, and Euro, cost too much by the time they get here!!
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I don't think anyone finds that hull except at garage sales and maybe eBay...
You could scratch build one if you could get a hold of the plans for the small version.

Most of the European company products, are available through Harbor models... They sell the microglass hull also
http://www.harbormodels.com/Harborma...lates/home.htm
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http://www.tynemodels.co.uk/index.htm
Have some superb examples.
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Just not into paying 1000.00 for a kit!! Or $500 for a hull!
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I can buy a complete full sized Chevy V8 engine rebuilt & delivered for $1200.

Something seriously wrong with Americans paying any price for anything. Sick.

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Dynamic Models used to have a huge Carrol Moran hull with fiberglass deck and super stucture.
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I just bought two hulls, one 60" and one 45", from private builders, for 125-150 bucks each! Yee Haa! Mike
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Nice going Tugs 53
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I just bought two hulls, one 60" and one 45", from private builders, for 125-150 bucks each! Yee Haa! Mike
Private built hulls are the best. How about a couple pictures.
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Hi, details of a tug my father built.


http://steamtug.orcon.net.nz/

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