"SPECIAL BOATS" SECTION

MODIFIED TUG JUNIORS AND CAMERA BOATS WITH CONSTRUCTION TIPS FROM THE BUILDERS.

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Solar Tugboat. This is a deck-mounted solar panel I build a few years ago that worked well.  SolarTug14.jpg (59605 bytes)
Dan used the Vac-U-Tug kit to create this custom tug. Recovery rigging details will follow. DanLTug1.jpg (75176 bytes)
Jim shows us how to dress up a tug using things you will find around the house. JimMTug4.jpg (28964 bytes)
Michael's Fishing Tug from Vallejo California. Gives a whole new meaning to the term "Bass Boat". MichaelFishTug1a.jpg (23607 bytes)
Michael's "Gordita" lives in a box. The ultimate in portable recovery craft! MichaelTug1.jpg (29933 bytes)
Clear Vac-U-Tug Jr. so you can see what you are buying! TugClear1.jpg (27196 bytes)
Twin-Drive Vac-U-Tug Jr. for those who just can leave well-enough alone. Twin13.jpg (16133 bytes)
Bill's Pennsylvania Railroad Tug.  Bills N scale 0.jpg (28310 bytes)
XCam2 Color Cam with Sound set in a tug boat. Just the basics... X10-03.jpg (28050 bytes)
First look at a Convertible Tug/Cam Boat. Frank was most creative with this one. Frank1.jpg (68403 bytes)
Wonderful details on a Vac-U-Tug buildup. Kevin in Palmdale CA really dressed this one up! Kevin01.jpg (17472 bytes)
Tow Boat working for a sail club. A minor modification yields a major improvement in this work boat. Rob'sTugTowboat4.jpg (50904 bytes)
Twin Fire Monitors on a Fire Boat. Neat detail photos from Don on deck reinforcements, a more realistic fire nozzle construction, switch mount, & antenna.  Don11.jpg (117437 bytes)
TV Tug. Transmits sound and video from the pilot house using a black & white video baby monitor. CamBoatXbig.jpg (23601 bytes)
Fire Boat. Uses a $15 windshield washer pump to "hose" the competition. Can be done with a two-channel or better with a three-channel radio. Fire06.jpg (66508 bytes)

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