Fast, Fun, Powerful. The T24 Tug is super maneuverable for running through obstacle courses, chasing swimmers, outrunning dogs and alligators. Great for pickup water polo games with a volleyball and goals. Ideal for rescue operations for other boats. Sea worthy in the extreme, the traditional hull design of this tug allows the weight of the electric driving motor and the batteries to be placed low in the hull for ultimate stability. A remarkable feature of this hull design is that the hull deforms the water on both sides of the tug to match the shape of the tug when the tug is running at speed so that the sides of the tug are virtually dry and only the bottom is in contact with the water. In this mode the tug moves through the water easily and very fast. The bottom of the tug is shaped like a wave and the water around it takes on a similar wave shape. In still water, the wake left behind by the tug forms a beautiful design!
Everything is included, all precut wooden parts, speed controller, rechargeable battery pack, plug in charger, rc transmitter, receiver, electric motor and propeller. Runs in forwards and reverse. All gear is durable hobby gear, not toy gear. All you need is varnish!
The T24 Tugboat is 24 inches long - easy to transport, but big enough to handle heavy weather on big lakes or open bays.
Click here to see the Mark Setting Barge which can be towed by the T24 Tug for setting out the racing marks for a perfect race course. Setting a race course for RC sailboat models with the mark barge,
In the T24 Tug Kit, all of the materials for building your tugboat are included. All you need to complete your tugboat is varnish. Like our famous model sailboats, the T24 Tug is put together with a WEST System epoxy that is super strong and easy to work with. This same epoxy is used on full size boats and lasts for years and years! The 24 foot laminated western red cedar sloop that I built and sailed across the Atlantic is in perfect condition today, 30 years after I launched her - and I used exactly the same epoxy as we supply with our boat kits! We include a clear version of the epoxy for painting on the wood surfaces and we include a pre-thickedned epoxy which spreads just like mayonnaise with no sag and no run. I have often told people that, "If you can build a turkey sandwich, you can build one of our boats." One builder who had just finished his boat and was very pleased with the result, replied, "This may be true, but the turkey sandwich takes less time!" The Tug is easy to build and comes with our famously detailed and clear instructions. All of the wood pieces are precisely precut. The hull and deck are a superb Okume mahogany marine plywood. The wheelhouse is western red cedar. The tug is a fun build! You will have a great time! Here are some construction pictures.
The wheelhouse building form and western red cedar strips are all included in the T24 kit!
Click here to see the Mark Setting Barge which can be towed by the T24 Tug for setting out racing marks for a perfect race course. Setting a race course for RC model sailboats using the mark barge,
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