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Old 02-23-2009, 11:59 PM
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Default Seaport Workboat Build

I finnaly got around to getting my Seaport Workboat Tug sea worthy. I gutter her and added all new electronics (some Axial AX10 stuff I had laying around) and had to fabricate a new motor mount (made out of a tamiya spray can lid) & a Z bend servo link. I also added some needed ballast, removed the tower and fire hose, filled in the slats in the bottom of the hull (used to provide water to the fire hose), and cut off the tires on the sides of the boat, and I'll probably remove the lifeboat and crane as well. I am very proud of my handy work.

JR standard servo
Axial AX10 RTR ESC
Axial AX10 RTR 27T motor
Axial Ax10 RTR RX
JR TX
9.6V 8 Cell AA NIMH Battery
LEAD Ballast


Sory about the fuzzy pictures

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:04 AM
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O/K/. that is looking pretty good. BTW, what are you going to do with the tires you cut off? If you have no other project in mind I would like to buy them for a tug I'm getting ready to build. They 'look like' they are about the right scale, 1:24 or 1:25, either will work.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:31 PM
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O/K/. that is looking pretty good. BTW, what are you going to do with the tires you cut off? If you have no other project in mind I would like to buy them for a tug I'm getting ready to build. They 'look like' they are about the right scale, 1:24 or 1:25, either will work.

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I plan on reattaching the tires with some chain to help with the scale look of the boat. I will be posting pictures as I progress.
Old 02-24-2009, 02:34 PM
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That sounds like a great idea. The way you were going I wasn't sure you would re-use them but scale chain sounds real good. I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:20 PM
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I reattached the tires with rope, reused the fire hose tower parts to make a propper top/roof deck with extra spot light and radar, and I also reused the old towers ladder as access to the top deck/roof.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:31 PM
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I have been using all the spare bits I had from the original tower (looked more like an oil rig) and added another level, shortened the flag pole, and added the last water canon. Any ideas on what to do with the life boat and crane I was thinking of replacing it was a scale zodiac boat anyone know where to get one? I added a picture of the boat how it looked out of the box for comparison. Thanks.


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Old 02-25-2009, 01:16 AM
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My Step-son had a great idea! He said why dont you just paint the life boat and crane? Looks much better and I wil be keeping them.

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:38 AM
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O/K/. that is looking pretty good. BTW, what are you going to do with the tires you cut off? If you have no other project in mind I would like to buy them for a tug I'm getting ready to build. They 'look like' they are about the right scale, 1:24 or 1:25, either will work.

Bob
Hey rblubaugh here is a great site for the tires your looking for and at a great price [link]http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/tires.html[/link]
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Thanks grimgard, been there, good company, just looking for cheap (isn't every one?). I just have to decide which diameter tire to get.
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Default RE: Seaport Workboat Build

Here are some pictures of my tug out on the water. Thanks for viewing.

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:47 PM
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[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVHZkqwi7qI[/link]

Here is a short video I took as well



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SOME ONE PLEASE STOP ME!!!!! lol...I took her all apart again and decieded to paint the tug. Flat grey to match the trim of the boat. Here is what I have so far...more to come

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Old 02-25-2009, 08:35 PM
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Well all I can say is WOW what a huge difference the paint made. My Tug has come a long way.

Comments welcome!

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:17 PM
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170 views and only two replies and they were by the same guy! come on people the reason I created this thread (and I assume most other people) is to share my hobby, get feed back, and learn new things.
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Looks much better than stock does the water cannon work?
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Looks much better than stock does the water cannon work?
Thanks! I junked the whole pump system and prety much everything else that came stock with this tug. I could make it work again but probably will be adding lights next. I am not sure what else I can do to make it look scale. Any ideas?
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Hey Grimgard.... you've had 180+ views, si dont be down!

I'm dont run tugs but LOVE to browse this forum occasionally to see the beautiful & creative things you guys do. Your looks great! [8D]

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How about 195 views (and counting) and 16 replies (and again counting). Man you're HOT!, you just don't know it. I know I try to keep up with your progress every day.

Your boat really is looking sharp. BTW, that's one powerful motor judging by the way the boat tilts when you give her the juice. [X(] I have to agree you have made quite an improvement over the stock model.

Bob
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Default RE: Seaport Workboat Build

Thanks the motor is over kill I know but can you ever have to much power in a tug boat? Thanks for all the comments! I did end up painting the life boat and crane the same color (grey) all I need to do now is add some lights. Who is up for some night boating?

Here are some shots of the new paint.

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Thanks the motor is over kill I know but can you ever have to much power in a tug boat?

I have a 4 foot barge- so we can find out
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That is cool! I sent you a PM I will be going to the lake this afternoon. Sory about the short notice but with the weather changing so much there isnt much time to plan.

How about posting some pictures of your RC's?
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I have they are under the "Gallery" tab in my profile
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I have they are under the "Gallery" tab in my profile
Nice boat! That riva looks sweet! lol @ the duckie!
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Sailing at sunset with the new paint job and my AX10 (just threw in rear steering today)
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Great pictures!!!

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