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Re: my Dumas Tuna Clipper Build with pic
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2013, 02:14:49 am »

















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i ended up shaving  10 m of the top of the horn timber and recessed the servo i had in to a false deck  :-)  plenty clearance now  :-)) ( just took awhile  not that it maters )
so im just [/size]waiting for my selection of control rods to arrive from SLECUK.COM   got some 2 m and 3 m rods with clevises in different lengths for [size=78%]  $20 landed
so i can cut to length (4.1/2 " ) and thread the one end
cheers BOB [/size]
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Re: my Dumas Tuna Clipper Build with pic
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 07:26:57 am »

starting to do the superstructure while its raining

sorry for the fuzzy pic






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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 10:47:44 am »

While on passage from Honolulu to Panama with the new canal tug "Farfan" (seen here undergoing radar repairs in Okinwa) I was minding my own business in the middle of  nowhere as can be seen by the accompanying chart when I got caught napping by this little helo buzzing overhead. No comms on VHF and after a couple of minutes he flew off over horizon. A couple of hours later a tuna boat like yours with the helo on top of the wheelhouse passed close by. We had a chat on VHF, she out of Mexico looking for fish and fascinated by our trip from Hongkong. He thought tugs went on big ships. Can't find the pick of the boat though.
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Re: my Dumas Tuna Clipper Build with pic
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2013, 02:49:39 am »

thanks for the story and pic im all ways interested in sea stories and pic nice little tug  :-))
here is a brief history of the tuna industry for any one who is interested


http://www.westcoasttunahistory.com/
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2013, 09:38:59 am »

hi guys
a few more pics
i need some advise on the windows , should i just paint them in flat black in side the frames ?  , like i did on my islander trader (first pic ), or try to cut them out of a thin black sheet of plastic and glue it in side the frame
,or try to glue some window tint film in (,only ever try ed the paint in side the frame once )






































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Re: my Dumas Tuna Clipper Build with pic
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2013, 03:04:18 am »

another pic
just deciding on a color schem








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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2013, 09:52:48 am »

 
That's one sleek looking clipper  :-))   :-))
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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 02:47:19 pm »

A nice subject and  build to follow - like the plank 'steamer'. What effect does the ammonia have?  (other than smell! {-) )  Agree with Martin re the pics, wow are the colours bright! :-))
                               Regards, Tony.
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2013, 12:27:59 am »

the ammoniea softens the fibers in the timber im told ,it goes like cooked noodles, then after you take it out and wash it 30 min later it starts to get back to normal

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2013, 01:29:58 pm »

Thank you - nice to learn something every day. Keep up with the good work.
                          Tony. :-))
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2013, 01:46:39 pm »

Sounds like a nice job Jerry!!
 
While on passage from Honolulu to Panama with the new canal tug "Farfan" (seen here undergoing radar repairs in Okinwa) I was minding my own business in the middle of  nowhere as can be seen by the accompanying chart when I got caught napping by this little helo buzzing overhead. No comms on VHF and after a couple of minutes he flew off over horizon. A couple of hours later a tuna boat like yours with the helo on top of the wheelhouse passed close by. We had a chat on VHF, she out of Mexico looking for fish and fascinated by our trip from Hongkong. He thought tugs went on big ships. Can't find the pick of the boat though.
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2013, 02:21:42 pm »

75 days in an open neck shirt. 16 tonnes fuel on deck. No bunks or cabins as she day running only. No shore leave in Hawaii cos we alien seamen. Can't beat it eh. Wanna swop?
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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2013, 02:41:43 pm »

Ah, the day running bit is a bit of a let down on a long voyage!
I'll stick to my desk a wee bit longer.
 
75 days in an open neck shirt. 16 tonnes fuel on deck. No bunks or cabins as she day running only. No shore leave in Hawaii cos we alien seamen. Can't beat it eh. Wanna swop?
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2013, 04:11:56 pm »

While on passage from Honolulu to Panama with the new canal tug "Farfan"
Hi Jerry,

though I don't want to offtopic this thread from the Tuna Seiner your FARFAN arose my interest.
I hope the thread initiator bears with me.

Is the FARFAN the typical contemporary tug used in the Panama Canal?
I think TERIBE and ESTI must be sisters of the same tug series.

This type of tug looks above the waterline, where the arrangement of the Z-Schottel-Drives and the skeg is invisible, very much like a double ended design where you can hardly tell which is stem and which is stern.

Your GAP of which you have taken the photo indicates Robert Allen as the designers of this tug, so I gather that it must be of this Z-Tech 6500 Class of ASD.
Are the dimensions mentioned in above link the same as those given on your GAP, because I cannot decipher the lettering when zooming in in your photo?

Since your photographed GAP shows body frames I think it should be fairly easy to create a lines plan from it which I feel a little inclined to do.
That's why I need to know the main dimensions (LOA, LPP or LWL, B, Tdwl).

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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2013, 04:48:31 pm »

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Re: my Dumas Tuna Clipper Build with pic
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2013, 05:07:27 am »

did a bit more last week


first color coat to the hull , built the net skiff , and started on the main mast and crows nest
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2013, 08:58:38 am »

fitted up the radars to the mast to day
top one looks like a DECCA   {-) [size=78%]bottom one 12 ft scanner is a FURUNO [/size] :-)) [size=78%] [/size][size=78%] [/size]







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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2013, 04:41:05 am »

gave her a run in the pool with out all the top hamper
needs lots of lowdown ballest ,  had to take off  the 60mm 4 B prop its way to fast for the 30x10 pool
so i put the 2B 48mm one that came in the kit  ,trying to get a bit more rudder angle ( new post )
here is a pic of a real one in the dry dock


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« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2013, 11:14:14 am »

The waterline being stepped down at the bow looks very unusual - or is it just my ignorance?
 
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« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2013, 09:20:06 am »

most of the tuna clippers are like that ,i think its a tuna boat thing
some more pic


just ballast her up properly to day with sheet lead cut to fit in bee tween the frames still a tad high at the bow anchor winch and chain rails ,etc will fix that


just setting in the pool with all the of the gear  motor batt ect in her still lots to do on the top sides ,along with a repaint just got one coat of color on at the moment







 

































main mast was just taped on its leaning back a bit
still have to but the windows in the side of the super structure , do the scuppers ,fair leads ,  net winch , power block , exhursts, radars  , etc , etc
hope to look somthing like thiss at the end of the day








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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2013, 03:17:11 am »

some  very good tuna clipper photo from round the world if your interested ?


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=573100789369432&set=a.135438659802316.23545.135432653136250&type=1&theater
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« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2013, 06:26:29 am »

I was able to find pic of the last two trawlers i owened before i retired


KELANA built in 1980 at south port






and the RESTLESS built new in 1981 in Brisbane had her for twenty years







 
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« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2013, 06:59:43 am »

I don't know what happened to the pic above ??

Try again.     Ken


did a bit more on it
 reworked the whole stern section to make it more realistic to the real ting












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« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2013, 07:58:58 am »

 
Because you are too close to the top end, the Cape shifted slighly and moved the Photo  %) %)
 
Good to see the croc's havent got you. O0 O0
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