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85 FT. HARBOR TUG
Always a favorite subject among scale boat builders, this particular tug's design employs a clever and inexpensive all wood hull. Includes details on bow thruster and retrieval system.
Full Size Plan prints on three sheets 2-50"x 36" and 1-39" x 28"
Seventeen page article with step by step instructions and photos
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LENGTH O/H 37 INCH
BEAM 10 INCH
TWO ELECTRIC MOTORS
MULTI CHANNEL RADIO CONTROL
By FRANCIS SMITH
I’ve been a modeler since boyhood 'and my interest have been many. In recent years my pleasure has been to build electric and glow engine powered boats.
The 85 foot Harbor Tug appealed to me and the desire was to make it so others could duplicate it. This tug was originally designed by the Army for World War II and later sold to private concerns for use in harbors and rivers throughout the country.
I decided to make the model three feet long to allow enough room for any operating features I would want to install, and yet not make it cumbersome and difficult to transport.
Wood was chosen as the construction material, because to me it is easy to work with, and is clean and familiar to most modelers.
Before construction began, I purchased a set of line drawings, and developed a complete set of plans including assembly details and templates. The templates were attached to the appropriate pieces of wood with rubber cement and the pieces were cut' out on a jig saw. This resulted in what was basically a tug boat kit (very few available today.)