Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Guest
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
   
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play


Help Support This Website
£
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.



£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team


Donation History
October 2017: 7 people
September 2017: 15 people
August 2017: 10 people
July 2017: 16 people
June 2017: 8 people
May 2017: 8 people
April 2017: 23 people
March 2017: 9 people
February 2017: 4 people


Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Advertising
Contact


Model Boats Website
Active Users (24)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Boat Building Blogs > Push-tug San Pedro
>> Permalink
mdlbt.com/22900
Push-tug San Pedro Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 43   Photos: 67   Subscribers: 1   Views: 4501   Responses: 70   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

Showing page 3 of 5   |   Jump to page: 1   2   3   4   5  

mdlbt.com/23532
San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 15th Sep 2016
Handrails painted and attached to the deck, every thing is laid out but not glued in place!
I think i'll paint the doors to add more details, as I painted them white and they can't be seen!
Still have the pilot house to work on, will be adding a helm and so forth.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23524
San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 14th Sep 2016
So far so good, the San Pedro is now being painted, I decided to paint her in other colors.
The original colors are white , red ,grey and black!
Painting her other colors made her mine!
Her handrails will be painted in white.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23504
San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 10th Sep 2016
Screen doors placed on the second deck cabin, next is the pilot house.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23503
San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 10th Sep 2016
Handrails and water tight doors now placed on the main cabin.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23494
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!

Attached Photos - Click To View Large

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!

mdlbt.com/23492
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.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23441
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.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large

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

mdlbt.com/23409
San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 30th Aug 2016
Push pads in place, the kit comes with laser cut parts that fit to the t'.

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23408
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!

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


mdlbt.com/23407
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

Attached Photos - Click To View Large


Showing page 3 of 5   |   Jump to page: 1   2   3   4   5