Tug Caroline T.
By George Gormly

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The R/C tug is based on the Jim Wilder Tugboat kit. An advanced kit involves fitting 60 or so 1/4" balsa strips to make the hull. The tug is 32" long and seems quite heavy, but floats on the waterline. George added working navigation lights which were not included in the kit or instructions.

The platform has the receiver at the top, the radio battery case in the middle and the electronic speed control for the motor at the bottom. If you look close you'll see two switches in the platform, the top one is for the radio circuit and the bottom one is for the propulsion battery.

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Working navigation lights

View of electronics

Adding Frames to Jig

Adding Stuffing Box and Rudder Support

Beginning Planking

Planking, Starting From the Keel

Planking completed

Planking at stern

Hull, mechanicals& rudder

Pilot house partially completed

Added finish decking and bulwarks

Forward bulwark & rails, showing scuppers

Pilot & Engine Houses

Caroline T. with Norma Caroline T




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