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tugs53

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Seaspan Champion build thread
« on: December 02, 2012, 17:43:02 »
Well...finally some time to get this build underway.


Firstly, the Island Champion is now called the Seaspan Champion, but I thought I'd build her as she was prior to the Island Tug-VanTug merger of 1971.


Here are a couple of pics of her recently:




Seaspan Champion by loonboy2, on Flickr


Seaspan Champion by Michael H Wright, on Flickr


One thing about this tug is there's a whole load of great pics of her at the following link:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=seaspan+champion&s=rec
MIKE

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 18:03:32 »
...and more.


More progress tomorrow.
MIKE

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 23:12:11 »
HI MIKE ; Looking good . Glad to  see you back building again .   PUFFIN 

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 23:33:51 »
Great to see the build has started. A smashing start too amigo.. :)
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 00:00:18 »
 very nice  mike   cool   keep  up the good work    what motor  will you use for this one mike?   i think  the odin had a robbe power 1000 motor in   regards ray
B.C tugs >>  ken mackenzie~07   nellie irene~07    freewinds ~04       sidewinder'in b.c~11'   iron horse~12  malley b~16  western mariner ~14  shuswap ~17
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 00:44:06 »
She's a good looker too. Nothing better than a handsome prototype. That Kort nozzle should be an asset on the pond!

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 06:03:54 »
should keep you out of the rain with that! Look forward to the build.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 07:34:15 »
Hai tugs53  this tugboat become also a diamond on the water.
I wish you lots of fun,with the building of her.
with best regards Cor
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 08:20:15 »
Neat bit of surgery, Mike. She is shaping up well.

 cool
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 08:21:07 »
Hi Mike  nice job matey looking forward to more pics   Geo
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 08:43:47 »
VERY VERY nice Mike. Keep the posts coming!

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 11:27:53 »
Looking good Mike cool
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 06:18:10 »
Hi Mike - if you are looking for large sheets of styrene - IPP in Langley (bit of a drive). Family from Victoria runs that - good guys there. GK may know of a place closer though.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 20:01:29 »
Thanks for that Mike.


I actually discovered Burnaby Hobbies over the weekend and am quite pleased with their stock and service.


Their prices are very reasonable (a nice change from the Sh..../Shop in Victoria ;) ;) )


Not much progress this week due to work and other things...but hope to get at it this w/end.
MIKE

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 16:30:35 »
Well, got some work done today while the weather's awful.


Decided to do a "modular" paint job, so the main deck is done, the bulwarks...in and out....and the hull.
MIKE