Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > RC Scale Boating
Reload this Page >

Tug Caddy

RC Scale Boating Enjoy rc scale boating? Talk about it here.

Tug Caddy

Old 10-01-2003, 10:27 AM
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (10)
Sparkie-RCU's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Posts: 212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Tug Caddy

At 48 pounds my tug was a pain to get it from the car to the water. I made a caddy from a donated edger frame. It works like a dream. I've also included some close-ups.

The tug has proportional fwd. / rev., bow thrusters, sound system, water pump for the fire nozzles. Interior and exterior lighting. and the radar antenna spins too. The gell cells will keep her underway for an hour and a half.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Bz76788.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	77.6 KB
ID:	64893   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rm37654.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	67.5 KB
ID:	64894   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pu51106.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	80.2 KB
ID:	64895  
Old 10-01-2003, 11:48 AM
My Feedback: (24)
Kmot's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 10,955
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Tug Caddy

Your tugboat is fabulous!

And the caddy is very clever.
Old 10-29-2003, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
ballgunner 's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Payson, AZ
Posts: 2,141
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Tug Caddy

Great ship and very clever idea for transport. I am finishing up my Fairwind class sailboat and hope to build a tug someday soon. The Fairwind is my fourth sailboat, preceded by 2 soling 1M's and a Victoria. With a boat that large the gel cells are the obvious answer to long run times. Some of the guys on our pond try to run nicad packs and are lucky to get 1/2 hour of running. This is the reason I've avoided cruisers and the like and think I'd like a large tug.
Old 11-10-2003, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
DustOffUH1's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mercer, WI
Posts: 1,109
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Tug Caddy

Very nice detail! That kicks ***! Nice cart too
Old 11-29-2003, 05:34 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: McAlester, OK
Posts: 1,768
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Tug Caddy

It looks like one of the 'Garth' boats from 'Mobile Marine Models'. Is it?
- Lt Doc

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.