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patrol rick

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Giving an old tug a new life
« on: October 30, 2016, 11:36:40 »
Acting on a tip from Gary King and Ron Burchett, I recently purchased this Sea Imp 12. Its an older build using one of Gary's hulls. Credit to the builder, its well done.
I plan on giving it a new life, using a couple of Seaspan tugs as inspiration. Its going to require some modifications to the interior and exterior of the house and a general upgrade to modern standards.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 14:33:16 »
Looks good Rick.  Sure wish your pics would come right side up  lol

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 16:51:50 »
Don't understand why pictures load sideways but when you click on them they pop right side up. WTF?

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 23:51:19 »
looks a nice build rick    have fun on the re build
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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 18:26:45 »
I gutted the wheelhouse today and started to build the command bridge.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 18:58:33 »
Gutted house.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 16:45:30 »
Built the command bridge today and hope to have it ready for primer tomorrow.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 07:02:11 »
HELLO MODERATORS
Is there some reason why my photos are posted sideways rather than right side up?
Thanks

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 16:39:21 »
Hi Rick,  what are you using to take the pictures?  In the past I have seen where some iPhone cameras have caused sideway pics.  It may have something to do with the format change software.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 17:43:23 »
iPhone. Mabe that's the problem, although they pop right side up when clicked on.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2016, 21:15:22 »
Yup, I've seen and done this myself.  When the iPhone bio's are changed to PC windows format they seem to get twisted.  It doesn't seem to correct it if you click on it from another source, such as Tug Forum,  but if you already have it downloaded to your own PC, it will rotate it correctly.  The wonderful world of technology.   Anyways, keep posting, I can rotate my laptop.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 06:33:17 »
Hi Rick - the wheelhouse unit - wood not fibreglass?
Interested in seeing what the rudder linkage looks like as well.
Mike

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 06:55:10 »
Hi Mike
Yes, the wheel house is all wood so I kept it that way during the refit. Once done, I'll seal it with K1.
I haven't opened up the hull yet so don't have pictures of the rudder servos. When I pull the rear deck I'll take some photos for you.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 13:32:26 »
Steering servo mount.

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Re: Giving an old tug a new life
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2016, 16:23:15 »
Interesting - don't think I've seen a servo like that one. We'll see what else you find in there!
Thanks for posting it.