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by geneanthes
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Our little tug is not done yet but my daughter really wanted to enter it into this year's Fourth of July parade. We hid some of the incomplete stuff with decorations and took the battery out of my car to power the radar and siren. She took home Judge's Favorite!! With any luck we'll have her complet...
by geneanthes
Tue May 31, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

I'm still here. Unfortunately, I haven't made much progress. We did move into a new house with a bigger garage. I showed my wife where I thought the boat should go and she said that's fine, but her SUV will be parked on top of it. Needless to say, she won again.... boat.jpg On the plus side. Now tha...
by geneanthes
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tubby Tug practice for my dream Barrelback
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

Re: Tubby Tug practice for my dream Barrelback

Dale,
Glad to see you've made some progress. Slow and steady will get you there. Looking good!
-Gene
by geneanthes
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

A successful float test for the tug. I have to admit I was a little worried after putting in so much work. Glen L's plans and this forum have been great. It's taken me a LOT longer than the average builder but I also work 60+ hours a week. My daughter and I are thrilled to have come this far. I want...
by geneanthes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Thanks Dave! My daughter's name is actually Taylor. So yes, it is Taylor made! :)
by geneanthes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

One more.
by geneanthes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

It feels like the end is so much closer now that she's on her trailer.
by geneanthes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Wheel hubs before and after. Very dirty but rewarding work.
by geneanthes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

I decided to change trailers. The one I had was just way too big. Found one on ye old craigslist for a steal. The previous owner used it for his small sailboat that sank last month. It needed a little TLC but I made it right. I've never done this kind of work before but it was really easy. I turned ...
by geneanthes
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Thanks Carl. It was a beautiful day in Austin today. Perfect for fiberglassing. Here's the fire monitor all painted up. I'm happy with how it came out.
by geneanthes
Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Thanks guys! I really want to make it to a gathering if I can talk the wife into it.

Couldn't resist..had to test out the fire monitor: https://youtu.be/GY18ffF79KY
by geneanthes
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Couple more pics...
by geneanthes
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Had a little fun today working on the fire monitor. I used pvc pipe to give it the look of a real fire monitor. I ran plastic tubing in the middle and found a cool looking brass nozzle online. I need to sand it, prime, and paint it bright red. I know the purple primer is unnecessary, but it helped c...
by geneanthes
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

I don't know who's more excited, her or me.
by geneanthes
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 44843

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Put the cabin on while the captain supervised. I sure hope she floats!

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