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Old 06-20-2018, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by grinder-RCU View Post
Well I could make you a copy of the plans and mail them to you and you could order the parts laser cut from where me and Dallas ordered from. https://mraerodesign.securicom.ca/ The benefit is Martin from aerodesign can cut out the parts in any scale you want.

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Well I am finally going to break down and order a kit for myself like you and Dallas did but I was going back through the post trying to find out what size your tug is did you build a 51 inch or a 74 inch. Then I need to know if your tug is a 74 inch boat what size prop do you need to propel it through the water. At the moment I have a right and a left hand 4 inch prop to use but I think it would be the perfect size for a 51 inch tug. All help would be appreciated.

Thanks Dave
Old 09-24-2018, 07:07 AM
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Grinder-RCU and Dallas2254, Well here soon I'll be joining the ranks of having a 74" version of the tug, I have the kit from MRAERODESIGNS now all I need is the dimensions for the building Jig so I can fabricate the Jig so I can get my build underway. If you guys still follow the thread and see this I would appreciate the help.

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:17 AM
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Harbor tug at home in Indio CA in a man made lake at Motorcoach country club


built this 6 foot harbor tug many years ago
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Wow Dallas, she looks great!

Here's a pic of mine on display, which I largely modeled after your build pics.

Can you provide details on what you've done since your last update?
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Well it took me a little bit of effort to get it all figured out, but I was able to get my planking jig built. This is a few pictures of it once I got started haven't gotten any newer pic's yet.

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Had a chance to tow something with my harbor tug down in Indio CA at the Motor Coach Country Club. Needless to say, Everyone was out taking pictures because they probably never saw something like this.
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Had a chance to tow something with my harbor tug down in Indio CA at the Motor Coach Country Club. Needless to say, Everyone was out taking pictures because they probably never saw something like this.
Now that is pretty awesome I bet the people in the boat being towed was impressed. I'll be glad when I can get mine finished so I can do something like that.
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Holy ____ Dallas! I have had aspirations of pulling a small child in a kayak or canoe with mine. But this pic blows that away!

A friend wants to bet me a case of scotch that my RC tug can't tow his Malibu Wakesetter out of its wet slip in calm waters. Mine has a 4" prop. Should I take the bet???

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Only if the girl at the front is included with the scotch
Old 02-21-2019, 01:23 PM
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Assuming we are talking about the boat in the picture and its moorage location and not the girl … I am not sure you would succeed unless you finish your tug first. I am swinging a 4.5 inch prop backed by a 12 volt low-cog pittman motor with a 3:1 belt drive reduction. It will pull the boat in the picture as long as there is no wind and not sitting on the bottom. Very slow I might add.

I also have a twin screw 76 inch long Dumas Shelly Foss Tug Boat that I am launching this week in the canal down here at the Motor coach country club in Indio CA, It will have the same motors and props. That combo will push the tug beyond its scaled hull speed when I have 200 lbs of ballast loaded into it.


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Ha ha Hydro! Yeah that's a stock marketing photo, gal not included unfortunately

Realizing my buddy's boat displaces a slim 4,000 lbs. I think I'll see if he wants to bet on the tug pulling my 15' sailboat (~350 lbs.) first

Oh and Hydro... Stock marketing photo again... grandparents not included

Dallas - wow, that Shelly Foss will definitely churn up the water behind her! Is there a thread somewhere about that build?

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So much for that fantasy. Here I was thinking you might get a cute girl to drink the scotch with, THEN YOU GO AND RUIN IT!!!!
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More video of 85 ft Harbor Tug in water

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z9K...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M-m...ew?usp=sharing
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Looks great on the water, Dallas!

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