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HarborMaster

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Just a hello all ., During 6 or 7 or better years here on the Pub ., I didnt want anyone to think I'd givin up or quit my dream *Wicked~Wicked~Nasty~Gold~Toothed~Grin* .The Manor house is coming along and should be finished at the end of August and then the we will now be able to roll into the rest of the construction immeadiately there after with the same crewe thats been building the Manor. I am hoping the work will end and be totally complete by Feb 2012. In the meantime ., Diving and being a pirate in S.E. Asia is consuming the rest of my time. Photos of the progrss can be found at www.tropico.ph in the gallery section. Good sailing and fair winds friends.., more later ........,

HarborMaster

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Ahoy matey's ! I am still working on it ! I was trying to get my SCUBA life in tune with my Pirate life. Still a work in progress ., but its coming along. For those of you who know ., I am trying to put a Pirates theme into my dive shop and motel ., build pictures are here. The bar has been a challenge but it come a long way. The motel has been much easier now that I have a better idea of where to buy certain materials. http://www.facebook.com/TropicoBeach

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Excellent! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Thank You mate ., I will keep the board posted as the environment gets a bit closer to finished !

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Garrison cannons and Swivels finally installed on the sea wall. Beds finished., Bauer compressor and Nitrox blender installed ., working on tables . Its been a long road ., years ., but now ready to open. http://www.facebook.com/TropicoBeach

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Thank you men , a work in progress ., pretty much done ., pics at http://www.facebook.com/TropicoBeach?ref=tn_tnmn and at www.tropico.ph . We just started building our 52 foot dive boat ., pics following soon. ., Thanks Rich

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Waitress outfits and cannons finally mounted 988269_640427239309795_791678204_n.jpg

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Pirates Scuba Diving boat ?

I been working on the Dive boats ., for SCUBA ., not exactly a Pirate ship..., but the best I can do. A dive boat needs a back roll to get divers in and out ., seating ect ., also outriggers . In the Philippines you could build a ship (If I could afford it) and use no outrigger. However to meet coast guard inspection and actually keep the boat from rolling ., I need outriggers . I am doing something never done here before ., a Pirates Scuba Diving boat . Also to ferry Scuba tanks out to the dive boat (The Reckoning) I need a dinghy . This way we can get 12 tanks at a time out to the Reckoning. To many pics to post . If anyone is interested ., here is a link to my facebook photo galleries of the build . It is not finished ., a work in progress. http://www.facebook.com/TropicoBeach/photos_albums . Lots of boat build pics , cannon carriage construction. The Stocks ., the Jail .,(For the air compressor) ect .,

HarborMaster (Rich)

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looks like you made it through the storm in good shape.

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Aye . Many did not. We are approx 150 miles south of the eye. We sustained no severe damage. Everyone knows the governments are helping. U.S. Navy and Marines at the forefront. However with that said alot of local Dive shops, Biker groups, and other assorted ex-pats living here, U.S. , French, English, Germans ., ect are really stepping up to the plate in what ever ways they can help. Its been a very sad experience as well as a very heart felt and humbling experience. In this nasty ol world its truly amazing to see how many really good people there are. The food drives and the clean up will continue.

Rich

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Close to launching The Reckoning. We are looking forward to the next few weeks.

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break out the white castle rum. i use to launch and beach an old heavy 18' chesapeake bay dead raise by myself like that, it all in knowing when to add the rollers.

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Cheers Silver ...., we boinked the rudder . A dificult task. We removed it in about 15ft of water and straightened the stainless shaft. However putting it back will be a trick. Going to have to put a cutting torch into our dinghy., tyed across the stern., in flat water ., and heat the rudder shaft pipe. get it straight ., then re fiberglass., Then push rudder back up into place. Fun stuff. Saturday we have sun and I believe very flat water. The crewe is standing.

HarborMaster

( Rich)

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Sea trials , tests, modifications, and fun diving.





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Here is a link to the rebuild for the Dinghy we cut in half and rebuilt for carrying scuba gear to "The Reckoning.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.879755335376983.1073741849.122703701082154&type=3

And here is a video of Frankenstein after the rebuild, The whole boat up and over the sea wall., and sea trial.

http://www.tropico.ph/Frankenstein_SeatrialInternet.mp4

Currently we are re-fitting Reckoning, for safer and faster passage for our guests.

http://www.tropico.ph/from-the-captain/dumaguete-scuba-boat-2/

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Do you dive year round?

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William Brand , Yes we dive year around. The best is April thru October due to the wind, The water is flat at this time.

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Yes ! we dive year around., been a busy year., We had to refit the cannons on the sea wall., wood rot., and rust on the steel hardware., the cannons are holding up well however we cleaned them up and gave them a coat of paint.

https://www.facebook.com/TropicoScubaDivingResort

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Nice refit on the cannons!

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Sorry I been gone so long., Yes we do dive year around., I have set up notifications in the profile to let me know when someone has posted ., sorry about that., Testing out the gallery !

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