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Push-tug San Pedro Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 43   Photos: 67   Subscribers: 1   Views: 4904   Responses: 70   |   Oldest posts shown first   (Show newest first)

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 21st Aug 2016
Having built the main cabin I have also built the second cabin or the crews quarters, next will be putting the bulwark around the cabins!
But I think that I will measure out where the stations will be located, before I work on the pilot house.

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Push Boat San Pedro - Posted: 24th Aug 2016
Currently under going a float test, have placed 18 can of vegetables each weighing about 15 oz's.
so far NO ingress, I believe the hull is now sealed.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 28th Aug 2016
Having built the superstructure, I have now almost completed it's build.
just have to finish up some details, I want to add for instants I'm adding 5 fair leads and some cleats.
had to special order the parts, oh I also ordered a ships wheel because whats a ship with out it's wheel.
I'm not sure if I'm going to paint it it's original colors or paint some other colors, haven't decided!
Oh, I neglected to mention my mascot, she's at the bow waiting to go to sea.
and of course it's an English Terrier.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 30th Aug 2016
I've put together the handrails, I decided on just gluing them I don't have the right solder or the patients!
besides that I'm painting them, what color I don't know.
Just have to make the main cabin handrails and the running light back board

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 30th Aug 2016
The mast there being one far and aft are plain and simple, I will most likely add lights!
The aft mast is't make up yet, this is why there's no picture!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 30th Aug 2016
Push pads in place, the kit comes with laser cut parts that fit to the t'.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 3rd Sep 2016
98.5% completed, debating what colors to use, or paint it similar to how she's painted on the box.
Rudder servo in place, just waiting to get all of her running hardware, also looking in to getting working running lights.

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Response by cormorant on the 3rd Sep 2016
Hi Ed
Sure looks good and you are progressing much quicker than my pilot boat. I still have many fiddly things to do like deckhouse furniture and lights.
Best of luck with your forthcoming sea trials.
Steve
Response by figtree7nts on the 4th Sep 2016
Thanks Steve
Soon I will be painting her I just don't know If I'm going to keep her looking the same as on the box or paint her different colors.
Ed

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 9th Sep 2016
Having started painting the hull the deck and push pads, I've discovered a breach in the hull that's about 130cm X about 1cm or so!
I'm hoping when I reglue the seam it takes, I'm not sure what to expect next.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 9th Sep 2016
I have now reglued the seam lets see how long it holds!
In my opinion the San Pedro's hull should have been molded of two pieces to be joined at the center!
and not out of 8 pieces of 1/8th inch thick plastic. I find that the hull is under stress where the plastic is curved in to place!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 10th Sep 2016
Thanks Steve,
If I would have known what I know now I would have gotten the Pilot Boat, but live and learn I think the San Pedro will be ok I think. I also think I should take out an insurance policy on her! what do you think?
Response by cormorant on the 10th Sep 2016
Might be wise, if only to offset any salvage charges if she sinks! I know these salvage tug captains don't come cheap.
Response by figtree7nts on the 10th Sep 2016
Well I think I'm putting in a bilge pump, just in case one never knows!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 10th Sep 2016
Handrails and water tight doors now placed on the main cabin.

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