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Push-tug San Pedro Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 43   Photos: 67   Subscribers: 1   Views: 4671   Responses: 70   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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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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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: 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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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 14th Aug 2016
The skegs aren't what I'd hoped for there made of laminated 1/8th inch ply, which I'm going to cover in Resin later on!
Aft of the skeg you can see where the rudder post will go through. look carefully because you'll miss it!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 14th Aug 2016
Having Located the position where the rub-rail will go, I measured and glue plastic strips to the Hull.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 11th Aug 2016
Bow looking aft, the keel can be seen protruding through the bow plate.
A little putty will hide it!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 11th Aug 2016
Skeggs 90% Completed, the hardest part was trying to keep the the shaft tubes even in the hull!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 10th Aug 2016
Well the Stuffing boxes and half of the skeggs are now glued in place.
you can see the green putty I used to fill the gaps.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 8th Aug 2016
The main deck has been glued to the frames and the hull is now completed, as you can see the hull is comprised of four sheets of plastic that's 1/8th inch thick!
there's one problem I see and that's the hull has a lot of seams in other words high risk of sinking! OK, how does one waterproof a hull that can't be resin?

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 3rd Aug 2016
Test fitting the main deck!
from the look of it the engine room is going to be a wee bit on the small side!
her frames are all over the place I hope they call for the frames to be cut in the future!
for a twin screw Push Boat there really isn't any room.
where am I going to put everything.

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