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lenny
12-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Hi,:tiphat:
Was looking at buying a tug, And may be modding it some time down the line to brushless.
I saw this one and was curious about it.
http://recs.richrelevance.com/rrserver/click?a=bc93f72255d4cec0&vg=c0cc957a-edbc-4f13-b756-774ef4d88366&pti=11&pa=myrecs_purchases&hpi=1532&stn=ClickCP&rti=2&sgs=&u=&uguid=fec3e38e-f5ad-42d4-fbbc-584c46b35940&channelId=WEB&3fc47c5a850219b4&pg=-1&p=20606546&ct=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fcatalog%2Fproduc t.do%3Fproduct_id%3D20606546%26findingMethod%3Drr
Or would one of these be better to mod in the long run ?
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7mf5.dlQdxEAOTBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0N3IxYm4 zBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1FJMDA3XzEzO Q--/SIG=129gt025v/EXP=1356491385/**http%3a//www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats/aqub59-main.html
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMPJ862&P=SD

Thanks for any input.:beerchug:

785boats
12-25-2012, 05:50 PM
Lenny.
I don't have either one but there is an Atlantic tug at our club. Looks good on the water, except for one thing. It's too shiny for a work boat. Needs a coat of matt clear to make it look 'real'.
But with a few ropes, chains, drums & crew added on the decks, it looks good.
In my opinion, the first one you posted at 23" long, is too small. The smallish tugs I've seen tend to bob around on the water like a cork. Perhaps that's just me.
I've been wanting a tug lately too & have been considering this one, but I've no idea what the quality is like. All my scale boats have been scratch built but I'm getting lazy & thought I'd do a tug the easy way. Maybe it's another one for you to consider. Free shipping too.
http://tobsd.com/ViewDetails.aspx?ProductID=128
All the best.
Paul.

Cooper
12-25-2012, 10:27 PM
I have the south Hampton, and agree its cheep plastic and pretty small. And underpowered. (at least for my use). It is like $200 and in my opinion it should be around $80. I would consider selling you mine, I would have to put it back together in 100 percent running order. I took it apart with the intentions to upgrade the running system but instead decided to build a springer tug. If you are interested in springer tugs there are many ideas and simple to build. I Have a build thread here http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/search.php?searchid=1190644 of one I'm working on

Cooper
12-25-2012, 10:29 PM
I have the south Hampton, and agree its cheep plastic and pretty small. And underpowered. (at least for my use). It is like $200 and in my opinion it should be around $80. I would consider selling you mine, I would have to put it back together in 100 percent running order. I took it apart with the intentions to upgrade the running system but instead decided to build a springer tug. If you are interested in springer tugs there are many ideas and simple to build. I Have a build thread here http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/search.php?searchid=1190644 of one I'm working on
Oops http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?38609-Rescue-boat-build-springer-pusher-with-underwater-fpv-and-recovery that is the thread

lenny
12-26-2012, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the input and links on these tugs guys,:tiphat:
And Cooper that build looks like a hand full of brainstorming you have going on their.:noidea:
How big is that springer tug that you are building ?
Cooper Pm sent for some more info on the tug.

JCAustralia
12-26-2012, 07:35 PM
I just bought the Atlantic tug. Its a good first boat and have loads of potential for scale upgrade. Took it to the pond last week end and is sure a crowd puller : )

pescador
12-27-2012, 06:26 PM
I'm building a Vac-U-Tow rescue boat (http://www.vac-u-boat.com/Vac-U-Tow.htm) now, I had a Vac-U-Tug (http://www.vac-u-boat.com/Vacutug.htm)and it worked great. They are vacu molded kits and pretty reasonable with everything he includes in the kit.
This one I'm doing up a bit fancier with lights, and a bilge pump that squirts water. The kids think it's pretty cool and it's slow enough they can have a try.
Not finished yet but here's what I have so far.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/RC%20Vehicles/Vac-U-Tow/e8e9b296762302069ff59747f519e189.jpg

Here's my old tug that went on to a Sailboat club for rescue work.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Race%20Pics/P1000580.jpg

lenny
12-27-2012, 08:37 PM
:tiphat:
Thanks for sharing the info on the Atlantic,
And Vac-U-TOW and Tug guys.
That Vac-U-Tow is looking pretty cool so far.:tongue_smilie: