Army Tug

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Lister, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    This is my favorite modern small tug. It will be a great inspiration for a live aboard kind of motorboat, with a lot of character.
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  2. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Well its kinda cute, but I can't see it as a liveaboard without some serious mods. For instance: tugs are all engine(s) and big prop(s). This is not a fuel efficient combo. Powerful yes, but fuel efficient, no. However all that machinery down below is what keeps it from rolling over from all that superstructure. If you repower with something less guzzling and less weight then you would also have to reduce weight topside. That would of course reduce living space.
     
  3. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    I like long and thin tugs, with plenty of deck space for bicycles, skiffs, picnic tables.....
     

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  4. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    No, you right, not to transform a Army Tug, just take some inspiration on the general shape. They are extremely wide and strangely enough they are shallow draft.
    the Army tug purpose are quite different than the Navy tug.
    Can be a start for a designer IMHO
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  5. Lister

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    That is a very elegant tug Michael, no doubt about that.
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  6. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Dont often see tug restorations....Germany , Netherlands seems to be the only place were old workhorse harbor tugs are coveted.

    Year after year I see a beautiful tug abandoned in Olbia, Sardinia. Its a Riveted iron harbour Tug...Very beautiful, but nobody loves her.
     
  7. drunkin clown
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    That army tug is one of the ugliest tugs Ive ever seen.There are far prettier tugs out there.JMO Clown
     
  8. Lister

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    It is not a beauty contest. Her measurement will not be chosen by Donald Trump of course. :D
    Just an interesting inspiration.
    And in theses small size I find her with some very usable feature.
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  9. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Bit stubby..bit chunky... a marinized harbour Warthog
     

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  10. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    Here we are talking beauty :)
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  11. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    A view on the army tug showing the shallow draft.

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  12. drunkin clown
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    :cool:Sorry, I need my beer goggles.....
     
  13. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Wouldn't a Prigrim Trawler or a Great Harbor Trawler make more sense?

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Pilgrim-Pilgrim-1849933/Fort-Lauderdale/FL/United-States

    http://www.greatharbourtrawlers.com/
     

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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Genuine tugs...even if impractical, have a strong purposeful presence that can never be matched by a yacht.
     

  15. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    Very well said Michael. I fully agree.
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