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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2015, 04:52:54 »
Beautiful job, Pete. She is going to look great in the water when she is finished.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2015, 07:17:17 »
Thanks MTM

Managed to get a little more done on the boat deck and in the wheelbox last couple of days.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2015, 06:17:22 »
Bit more bling added to wheelbox and boat deck. Dodger, boiler room vents etc. The chart? Thames Estuary, Northern Approaches - what else?? Looks like mast and rigging next week.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2015, 10:59:33 »
Looking very smart Pete, what with you and bro Geo i will have to pull my finger out.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2015, 17:18:51 »
Amazing quality and detail.  I guess the helmsman would just stand alongside the wheel as opposed to what I would consider normal, by being behind it?  Seems a little awkward but I suppose one gets used to it.

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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2015, 22:26:39 »
Hi Tug
Yes the skipper would stand alongside the wheel but probably whilst ship towing in the enclosed dock systems of London 80 percent of the time he would probably be holding the wheel and facing aft peering  past the funnel to keep an eye on the tow. Very few London ship towing tugs especially of that era had the wheel in what we would call the conventional location, up against the binnacle with the helmsman standing behind the wheel looking forward.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2015, 18:33:57 »
Thanks for that. Interesting!

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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2015, 07:00:08 »
Almost there. Some odd bits of touching in, and hang fenders etc. Then in a couple of weeks it will be fit the rx etc.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2015, 19:02:20 »
Looks really nice, well done!

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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2015, 04:00:43 »
A superb job Pete. She looks great, well done.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2015, 05:03:40 »
Thanks all for comments

Installed the electronics yesterday and lake trials today. Well pleased, trim about right, plenty of power. Ran for about two hours and bone dry. Doesnt get much better.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2015, 15:00:18 »
Looks great on the water!  But where are the action shots and video?!?!

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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2015, 21:39:13 »
Very nice Pete, she looks good on the lake, see you at tug day.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2015, 06:50:23 »
Thanks again to all for kind comment

Tugnut hoping see you this sunday at K A.
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