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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2016, 08:20:13 AM »

So true Ray, I was a bit in the doldrums with the build and now I have started the paint I just want to crack on. :-))
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2016, 11:25:04 AM »

That's the capping rail on the bulwarks done.
So now there is a little more filling and sanding to do and then spray the black to the top sides, then the inner bulwarks and finally the decks.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2016, 04:27:35 PM »

Mmmmm, Shiny, I like shiny, something you don't get with warships. %% %%  %)
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2016, 07:42:53 PM »

Top sides and deck painted. Two small patches of delamination on the deck which is annoying. Fortunately it is under where the main winch sits so will not be seen.
I have re-installed the Korts, shafts and props. All the electronics have been popped back in and tested and the bow thruster is running.
I will probably give it a run at the lake tomorrow just to check the ballast.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2016, 05:01:42 PM »

Sea trials at a windy and choppy Wicksteed this morning.
All went pretty well after adding some ballast both fore and aft.
Plenty of power but it could do with a little more throw on the rudder, an easy fix.
The bow thruster spins her in her own length but will need a bit of sound proofing.
So that is the easy bit done, now to get on with the fiddly stuff and hopefully get finished for Mayhem at the end of the month.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2016, 05:46:27 PM »

Simon............ >>:-(........... [when we got there the cupboard was bare O0]......Derek
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2016, 08:25:51 AM »

Sorry Derek, struggling to re-size.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2016, 03:24:16 PM »


Just starting construction of the main mast.

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2016, 05:04:48 PM »

That's the main mast, now to make the ladder to run up the back.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2016, 05:23:58 PM »

This was a bit fiddly but satisfying.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2016, 07:11:29 PM »

If my future attempts at making ladders are anywhere near that good I'll be well chuffed - good work Cap'n. :-))

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2016, 07:44:47 PM »

Thanks Ray, Mobile Marine did supply a ladder but it was a very soft white metal job and it was like a bit of plasticine and I would never have been happy with it.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2016, 07:54:35 PM »

Nearly there,just the aft mast light brackets to go.
Then a clean up and ready for paint.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2016, 09:40:19 AM »

That is the mast complete. All the light platforms and vhf and radar.
Now just a final  clean up, put in the wiring and paint.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2016, 05:35:41 PM »

Hi fizz
Any more build update photos ?looking good up to now  :-))
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2016, 08:38:25 PM »

I was on Youtube last night watching videos from Svitzer salvage. On one of them the Ayton Cross was used extensively in the salvage of a ship, I think it was the grounding off of the Canary Islands, if anyone is interested.
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