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Re: Day at work
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 20:58:05 »
A load of scrap heading for Tacoma. Seaspan Foam towing with the C.H. Cates 4 assisting.



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Re: Day at work
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 08:01:55 »
Which tug is doing that run now, seeing as the 'Valiant' is "toast"?
Shame they had the 'Valiant'all painted and running good, then lay her up.
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 11:49:30 »
Which tug is doing that run now, seeing as the 'Valiant' is "toast"?
Shame they had the 'Valiant'all painted and running good, then lay her up.

Indeed, the Valiant is toast! There was some structural things wrong with her that made it not cost effective to fix. The John Deere generator was recently installed from the Valiant to the Foam. The noisy old 271 that was in the Foam is gone!

The Foam crews up and does the run now.

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 17:20:38 »
Is Jerry (JB) on her now and then still?
 
You thinking of building a model tug to run around the pond with?
 
There's a whole load of great "Foam" shots here:
 
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=seaspan%20foam
 
a few taken by me ;)
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 21:07:02 »
hi mike ; she looks like the old swiftsure III before they lengthened it . Sure a nice looking tug .   PUFFIN

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2013, 08:14:16 »
Good eye Glen N (puffin).
Wheelhouse front is a bit different and the 'Foam' is twin screw...but close they are.
Likely the same hull and architect.
I mat be wrong here, but I could have sworn that the 'Foam' had steering nozzels back in the 70's......perhaps that was changed??
 
You all enjoying this awesome weather?
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2013, 08:16:20 »
Hi Mike
Weather is great - keeps us behind a lawnmower though rather than boat building!

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2013, 10:23:58 »
Hi Mike
Weather is great - keeps us behind a lawnmower though rather than boat building!

I guess lawn mowing qualifies as a "Day At Work" ^-^
 
How are ya Mike C.?
All good at the Yacht Pond?
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2013, 13:45:19 »
Hi Mike
Weather is great - keeps us behind a lawnmower though rather than boat building!
hi mike well you could hide the spark plug  :D
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2013, 16:38:27 »
Couple of more days like this and the ice should be completely off the pond.  Come on Sun!!!

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 18:23:38 »
No ice here!

Work is extremely busy right now - not enough hours in the day!

Pond is good but I'm probably up island with Grandkids tomorrow - youngest (5) is getting testy as I haven't got his Springer finished.

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 16:54:20 »
hi all ; I would like to correct  as I should of said the swiftsure  VI  , before they lengthened it  . PUFFIN

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 22:32:36 »
Good eye Glen N (puffin).
Wheelhouse front is a bit different and the 'Foam' is twin screw...but close they are.
Likely the same hull and architect.
I mat be wrong here, but I could have sworn that the 'Foam' had steering nozzels back in the 70's......perhaps that was changed??
 
You all enjoying this awesome weather?

Hi Mike, the Foam has always had fixed nozzles and if you look closely on my previous post you'll see that the wheels turn in the same direction! That can make handling a challenge, depending on which way you want to turn.

This weather has been amazing, like probably the majority of tugboaters I've been out riding my motorcycle! Tomorrow I mow the lawn...