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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2013, 12:43:42 »
tug53

Can you post a photo of a close up shot of those rubber tyres please when you have time.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2013, 20:08:18 »
The truck tires that Mike has are bought here at the locale hobby store $20.00 for 12 - 2 sizes
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 04:35:34 »
She is looking good, Mike.

 cool
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 09:19:25 »
Like the look of your planer/jointer in the background of your photo of the painted bulwarks! :-*
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2013, 07:32:33 »
Mmmm, soft focus. Did you ever work for Playboy???????

Nice job on the wench, I mean winch.
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2013, 10:18:49 »
....a cell phone picture..... :P
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2013, 17:24:04 »
Strange, got email notification of updates but when I come here there is nothing new.
Has this happened to anyone else?

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 10:48:31 »
Strange...me too!
Just turn off the notifications option.
 
Work is progressing though ;)
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2013, 15:12:12 »
Well, work has recommenced on this model.
Went to LaFarge Marine today and talked them into lending me a GA profile plan of the 'Champion's sister tug (Jose Narvaez).
Then spent the whole day looking for a printer that would copy such a large plan. Success at last...and only 14 dollars. ;D
Hull has been resprayed, name and port of registry re-applied to the hull, and deck repainted. Fendering re-attached too.
 
Work on the cabin housework is ongoing...and will be much easier with a REAL plan.
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2013, 15:27:54 »
Good to hear it's all working out.
Can't wait to see it.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2013, 22:46:34 »
Okay, a YELLOW card to Mike for a lack of photos! >:D
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2013, 23:13:17 »
Well, work has recommenced on this model.
Went to LaFarge Marine today and talked them into lending me a GA profile plan of the 'Champion's sister tug (Jose Narvaez).
Then spent the whole day looking for a printer that would copy such a large plan. Success at last...and only 14 dollars. ;D
Hull has been resprayed, name and port of registry re-applied to the hull, and deck repainted. Fendering re-attached too.
 
Work on the cabin housework is ongoing...and will be much easier with a REAL plan.
nice to see your  back in the building seat mike  looking forward to your updates  :) regards ray
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2013, 11:01:04 »
Better get the camera out quick, Mike.

Good to see you back.
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2013, 22:43:04 »
Yes Mike dont forget the pictures, please
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2013, 11:58:13 »
Sea Trials today at Central Park in Burnaby. Determined that it will take about 57lbs to trim this tug right.
Borrowed an ESC, and Rx-Tx from Ron Burchett to complete the tests.

Took lots of pictures...but they won't load due to that darn 'security- thing' again.  ARGGG....

Will try again later......
Regardless; I'm VERY pleased with how this hull handles and throws her wake.
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