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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: Jake] #245341
03/08/12 08:44 AM
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and one more thing I just remembered, the staging sequence on the vacuum also allowed me to eliminate the spring loaded check valve that was reducing the maximum vacuum I could achieve in the reservoir.


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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: TheManShed] #245344
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Paul,

The thought has passed my mind but I think I will paint it with Awlgrip. The sun is brutal in South Florida and black would be just too hot and probably not the best for West Systems Epoxy.
The Awlgrip paint job I did for Cyberspeed has held up really nice for the miles he raced the boat and for being kept on the beach.

All the fairing work before the outside skin is because the skin is not very thick. The basic lay-up for the outside is two layers of 200 gram uni carbon for strength and layer of 600 oz uni Eglass for protection.
I wanted the final skin to be mostly glass with very little filler. I had a fear of cutting into the skin while fairing cabon sands very easy and cutting into the skin would not be a good thing. If it was a thicker lay-up I would not worry as much.
There are stress points that will have 4 layers of carbon like the opening for the ****, around the mast step, bow point, and the bulkheads that support the mast and main sheet block rack.
I will use a router and shave that area down for the extra thickness of the lay-up and overlaps of the cloth.

Originally it was going to be used for a plug after I sailed it but I decided that it was not quite close enough for plug quality so I decided to make it a prototype mule if you will and get it in the water.
Then if all goes well and there is interest Iíd like to build a plug by CNC or just a dedicated plug with any design changes that we come up with.

All in all it has been a fun project and I canít wait to get it in the water and see what all the work has been about.


Mike Shappell
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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: Jake] #245345
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Jake do you have a picture of the set-up?


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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: TheManShed] #245363
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is that 2/200g carbon and 1/600g e-glass?


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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: TheManShed] #245409
03/10/12 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TheManShed
I work for a company that builds Inter Active TV systems. We are a systems integrator. We have software packages and we integrate with electronics including video servers, encoders, modulators, set top boxes, and tie all of this together along with the ships broadcast signals on-board and satellite signals add the electronics needed to make it all show up on the TVís and mobile devices if they purchase that part. We interact with the ships management system so you can check your balance, shop, and purchase movies. Also we have a casino module and our own system, using our App so you can use your cell phone without going through say Ma Bell so itís much cheaper. Almost everything that you can do on the TV you do from a mobile device with our new product. If you have been on one of the larger newer cruise ship most likely it had our system. So we do just about everything that makes the TV work except the TVís. Install servers, networking, electronics, software, and programming, make custom remotes, and install an electronic box in each cabin that connects to the TV. Then tune the signals from each of the components. We also will build custom software modules to customers specs.

Me personally I am the project lead once the contract is signed I take it from there ordering materials, logistics, manage the customer, manage travel, manage the project on-site, and get sign-off for the project.

Also Iím responsible for everything that goes wrong. The cool part is I usually get to go on the maiden voyages for a week or two to make sure everything is working properly.

Thanks for the responce. That is quite a detailed job. I was asking because early in my career I did a one year contract with a well known cruise line. What a tough gig and even tougher life style. I worked the kitchen as a saucier and rounds cook. It was a great experience none the less. What you walk away with more than anything else is great organizational skills. The other thing is customer service. This stays with you throughout your career. I left the cruise line as a sous chef in the main kitchen. Do you go out on the ship during a cruise or are you there doing your work prior to the boat sailing? Thanks,Tom


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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: windswept] #245428
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Tom ship life is tough, working through a couple of ship contracts will make you enjoy a normal life that is for sure! A larger percentage of our company came from the cruise lines with many years experience. Some of our work are refits so we actually work while the ship is in service, makes it tough with customers on board, but when we are not working we get to enjoy ourselves a bit. This trip will mostly be at the ship yard during the final construction, then the first revenue voyage. If all goes well during the first voyage I will be in a ďstand-byĒ mode just in case something goes awry.


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Re: TMS-20 update [Re: TheManShed] #245429
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Paul oops 6 OZ Eglass


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