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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2008, 23:11:51 »
hi tugs53    great work mike looking very good:)    regards ray
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2008, 05:26:35 »
I like the winch - I'll have to run up and see it. Need to build at least one for the tugs here.

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 11:56:37 »
Well, the wet weather is here again, and while the 'Thanksgiving Turkey' is in the oven, there's time to start building again  :)

Today, I cut out a small section of the aft deck to accommodate the towing winch motor, built the after deck hatch covers, built an airconditioning housing and firehose w/ grating for the top deck.

Also, cut out the back bulwarks 'table' and fit an aluminium stern roller, sealed with mono caulking, which dries clear.

This model will have all the electronics housed in the 'room' shown in the bottom picture.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2008, 12:01:18 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2008, 12:28:23 »
hi tugs looking very good  :) :) :)   she seems to have a deep transom??   i like the rubber 'd' fendering do you get it from a model shop?? regards ray
« Last Edit: October 13, 2008, 12:33:27 by ray28507 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2008, 12:59:52 »
hi tugs looking very good  :) :) :)   she seems to have a deep transom??   i like the rubber 'd' fendering do you get it from a model shop?? regards ray

She is deep!
I built up the transom to absorb the pressure from the two 5" nozzles.
Didn't want to use nozzle struts, as they're easily damaged.


The fendering is from 'Taco' Rubber, in the USA. (See rubber fendering in 'Tips & Advise')
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2008, 13:08:00 »
hi tugs at 5' inch nozzels what sort of motors will you  use??
regards ray
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2008, 13:12:11 »
Hi Ray:

Just read back to the beginning of this build thread.

Cheers Bud!!
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2008, 23:31:40 »
About time we saw some of your work Mike. Very nice she looks too. How do you get your hand rails to look so good?

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2008, 06:36:06 »
Hi Barry:
Well to be very honest with ya', some of the rails are 'pre-made' architectural pieces, but most are scratch made from brass rod or styrene rod.

Darn, another secret leaves the shop ;D ;D
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2008, 08:26:20 »
I won't let your secret out of the bag......HONEST >:D >:D >:D
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2008, 12:02:49 »
Todays progress:

Built the lifeboat, and now glueing on the 'life-line', using waxed cord.
This is quite time consuming, let me tell ya ::)

Built the ship-handling winch for the foredeck, and sprayed the rollers silver to look like S/Steel.

Spraying the deck access hatches orange.
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2008, 12:33:35 »
nice work  :) glad to see you building something  ;D
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2008, 20:23:15 »
Thanks Bigford ;D

Glad to be building again :) :)

Spent over an hour spooling the towline(s) on the double-drum towing winch.
One drum uses real galv wire, and the other uses nylon cord.
Not as easy as it sounds.
The fwd winch is now mounted and ready.
Just finishing off the lifeboat now.

Cheers
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2008, 10:09:49 »
Well, got a bit more stuff done.

Built the mast, and is sprayed in black primer.
The fendering is now on the bow.
Lifeboat mounted.
Fwd winch mounted.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 10:29:46 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2008, 10:50:33 »

Looking good very neet work :)

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