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tugs53

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'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« on: May 06, 2008, 16:35:15 »
Hi All:
Thought I'd start a 'proper' thread, about my latest build.
Started back in January, as just a FRP hull; now have all the running gear installed, decks and housework built, and the work continues!
LOA 60" Beam 19.5" Draft 8 3/4"
Power: Twin 12 volt 'Pitman' motors
Props (2) 5" 5-blade in fixed nozzles.

Cheers
« Last Edit: November 08, 2008, 16:34:25 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 16:46:15 »
Wow thats a biggey, looks great , you only started it in Jan ?  >:D  I know you say pitmans but which ones , any internal pictures . are you geering the motors for such big props ?

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 17:01:14 »
Hi Peter:
They're Pittman 14204C637's. Big heavy motors, with 1/4" output shafts.
Using  'belt-drive' 2.5-1 reductions, from 'Harbor Models', in the US.
No interior photos yet, as I have taken everything out, to paint the hull 'inside'!

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MIKE

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 21:25:32 »
Oh boy....It's that workshop....AGAIN......

Looking great Mike, I am very interested in whats inside when you pack it all in again..

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 05:18:50 »
Hi Mike
That is one big tug. Hurt my back just looking at the photos. But it will look great on the water.
Terry.
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 12:21:23 »
So neat so clean, the tug is realy great two. :)
That is one big tug what size props are they.
keep it coming . john
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 12:46:06 »
hi tugs53 very nice model  :) 'very large' ive seen pics of ron b regent but didnt relise just how big it was! what sort of 'bollard pull will you get out of the motor / prop set up you have??  regards ray
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 16:03:21 »
Hello Mike, Thats quite a Tug & excellent work!!

  Did you build the hull? & if not where did you purchase it?


Lee  :)

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 16:33:29 »
Hi All!
Yup, she's going to be one heavy model, by the time it's ballasted down!
Figure I'll have room for two 'Garden tractor' 12 volt batteries.

John: The props are 5" 5 blade 'prop-shop' items.

Ray: Should pull good, but will have to wait and see. ;)
She's 5" longer than Ron's 'Regent' and a bigger scale.

Lee: The hull was built by John Weeks, who resides back East in your neighborhood!
Same hull as his wonderfull  'Atlantic Hickory' model.

I'm not building an 'exact replica' of the real 'Royal', as she looks today, or as she looked when commisioned, as the boat has changed it's colours so many times since it was launched in 1976.
Thought I'd build the boat as she looked in the late 80's, and how I'd like it to look.


Cheers

« Last Edit: July 25, 2008, 06:30:37 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 20:41:16 »
Hi All:
Now that the shows and regatta's are over, locally, here for a while, it's back to the bench.
Been painting little bits and painting the inside of the hull and ready to re-install all the running gear.
Thanks to bigford's tips on painting fittings, the doors are all on now, and dressed with wheels and such.
A fellow club member is building me a double-drum towing winch that will operate, and 'spool', which will be wonderful!
My next task is building the mast, which will be a bit difficult as I only have side drawings for it.

Sure nice to working at the bench in warm weather again!!

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MIKE

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2008, 23:09:39 »
Stunning!!!! :)
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 05:19:37 »
very cool tug you got there mike, i do like them big :o
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 16:58:32 »
Double Drum Towing winch under construction!
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 23:09:29 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2008, 20:48:18 »
Well I've been able to sneek in a few moments, here and there, to get some work done :)
Problem is, the weather is so nice, my job is busy as all heck, and I've lots to do on my big tug 8)
Not that these are problems though, as summer around this area is short and wonderfull, and one has to enjoy it while it lasts 8)
I'll get into building, big time, once the rains begin again.

Here's the double-drum (working) towing winch built and ready for detailing, and a close up of the housework.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2008, 20:58:19 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008, 22:32:12 »
Mike,

Your detail work is nothing less than superb. Boy am I learning a lot..

Barry
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