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Old 04-25-2006, 12:31 AM
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Hey guys you helped me pick out a tug kit awhile back, but im running low on funds so I decided to try a scratch build, so I can buy materials at my own pace instead of putting 2-300 intially into a kit.

anyway, where can I find some decent tug hull plans for a plank on frame construction type?
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Yeah, All the your answers got deleted in the reboot when the server went down.

I think someone suggested [link=http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/]Taubman Plans[/link], [link=http://www.towboatjoe.com/]Towboat Joe's,[/link] and I suggested
that you check out [link=http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/index.html]North West R/C Ship Modelers [/link] and look at their SPRINGER tug plans.
http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/springer.PDF

The Springer is the clubs "IROC"/Nascar tug. All the hulls and running hardware are the same, but the superstucture profiles can be anything you want to build. The variety they have created is entertaining. I have seen superstructures built as outhouses, gardens, a house with a yard, log pushers, tractor tugs, Low cab, High cabs, stacked decks and high bridged designs all on this one hull.

See some images here.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...hmentid=381151
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Pity the replies went away. Here we go again.

Anyway, I had found four free plans for tugs.

The first is a good plan with details and hull sections. It is also hard double chine which means you can make it cheaply from cardboard or plastic sheet. I've watched the original in Bilbao, Spain and it is one of my favourite subjects for a small/medium tug.

http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images8/LodPuerto.jpg

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For a more classic motor tug try

http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...LOMplanek1.jpg
http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...LOMplanek2.jpg

with corresponding article on

http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...LOMclanek1.jpg
http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...LOMclanek2.jpg
http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...LOMclanek3.jpg

or

http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...nek640x480.jpg
http://www.mo-na-ko.net/images/Prist...nek640x480.jpg

Finally there is a three view drawing with photos on

http://www.modelismonaval.com/magazi...ka/gatika3.htm

Hope these links help - there are many more.

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Thanks for the replies so far guys! Im looking for somthing with a hullshape similiar to the smit nederland or smit rodderdam if at all possible.

That latest plan looks pretty cool
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try this http://www.modelismonaval.com/servic...rga_planos.htm
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the taubman plans site is awesome, all kinds of stuff, the only issue is that on some plans it doesnt say if it comes with hull plans and the plans for the ribbing and whatnot

Theres ALOT of boats to sift through though, if anyone knows a plan on this site for a large ocean going tug, similiar to the mister darby / happy hunter or this [link]http://www.taubmansonline.com/LHDPOWHATAN.htm[/link]


Id probally pick that plan up if it came with a hull plan

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Pat Matthews may have plans for the Field Express, but it would still cost you copying costs, and postage. That typically comes out to around 20 dollars.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0&page=2&pp=15
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...hmentid=555085

You might just e-mail Loyallhannah and inquire what the plans include.
Its difficult to be picky about free plans vs plans for a particular boat.
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Welcome to the forum, I noticed that you are in the St. Louis metro area. On this side of the river there is a scale model boat club, St. Louis Admirals. We are a bunch of guys, 88 in all, who love building and running boats and having a good time. We have a web site http://www.stlouisadmirals.com We have meetings once a month along with sailing days, come by for a visit. We are glad to answer questions and help you along with your build. Heck someone may have a set of plans that may suite you.
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The plans dont have to be free, Just not exuberately expensive, anything under 40 bucks is cool

Thanks for that info about the st. louis admirals , im pretty excited about finding that out, I DEFINATELY gotta get up there!
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ORIGINAL: fleetsailor1981

for the person who wanted to build the Powhata go to this web site they have a 1/96 scale hull for it it is now owned by DonJon Marine, They also owns the real "Mr. Darby" it is now called the Atlantic Salvor. the photo you used was of the USS America being towed out to be sunk. if you look up the site you will see the Atlantic Salvor at the stern of the America

http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20P...html#WHU-A%207
Nice link Fleetsailor. It is a little over his Free-$40 budget, but for a ready to go hull, that is a nice find. I know some other people that were intersted in that class of tug, and we couldn't find a whole lot of information on them. Your link(comes with plans), and the Loyalhanna plan set would be more than enough to finish the tug nicely.

pearljam11 ,
Save up and buy the Lee Upshaw hull and you will be on the pond in no time.
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Yeah , not a bad idea at all, the 40 bucks was just for plans, I can definately swing more for a built hull and from what ive seen thats a pretty good price

PS heres the page for the powhatan's current employer, they also own one of the powhatan's sister ships, the narragansett.
http://www.donjon.com/powhatan.htm
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It's great to hear the Taubman Plans site is awesome, but it would be helpful if each plan specified hull and ribbing details, which is crucial information for any marine architect looking for a large ocean-going tug design like the Mister Darby or Happy Hunter.

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