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by chugalug
Sun May 24, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

The suicide doors on the sides of "Chug" didn't work out very good.blast of wind closed them really fast and scared the Admiral so fixed screens on outside of doors and installed removable plexiglass panels inside.All this fine tuning stuff.make me want to fall asleep like I almost did driving it la...
by chugalug
Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 186
Views: 112455

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

There is an interesting story of a guy that went 337 miles on Ontario's Trent-Severn waterway in Small Boat Monthly(Sept.2019)that did what you're asking.Maybe that could give you a few ideas :D
by chugalug
Thu May 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

We're hoping to go up another creek this evening.This on is longer but has cabins on it.The one we were on last night didn't have much of a channel(too many beaver dams over the years ) and with low water,just have to poke along in there.The weeds aren't up yet so hard to find channel in the bigger ...
by chugalug
Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Went out to the west side of the Angle bay tonight-went up to little river we hope to camp on soon.No one lives on that creek except for the critters.Saw alot of snow geese as well as swans. IMG_1318.JPG Theres a little feeder creek up for'ward that has an interesting spot to camp in mouth of. IM...
by chugalug
Wed May 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

We're going back out again after supper.Wish I knew which dept I could post in.I see there is a trip dept on here but can't post there. :roll:
by chugalug
Wed May 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder in Florida, Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: New Builder in Florida, Advice Needed

You might be able to build to 15 ft.I have a 17ft monark with 90 merc and per measurement would fit in a 21 ft garage with a couple inches to spare so if you could make it 2 ft shorter ,that might fit. :D you didn't specifi adult sizes :big guys or skinny dudes :D
by chugalug
Tue May 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D
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by chugalug
Tue May 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D took "Chug" out for sunset cruise tonight-about 10 miles on Angle bay.Runs good .Boy,does it troll slow! no problems :D
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Admiral was really comfy in her leather chair.
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Me,not as much on my fold-down pad.
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by chugalug
Sun May 17, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Had a heavy all-day rain a couple of days ago-checked bilges -still bone dry.must have the right boat angle.I made the enclosed bulwarks so they drain through (the bulwarks are open at bow).I had problems when "Chug was sitting on trailer as water found a crack to leak into pilothouse. :D the lit...
by chugalug
Tue May 12, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Cindy was Happy
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Me too!! found problem. connector is cracked
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by chugalug
Tue May 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 381
Views: 156465

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Got "Chug back in the lake today!Had a few problems with the motor -it kept quitting.Might be water in the fuel as I left it all winter with half a tank.Gas smell was really strong and had to run both blowers.Checked for leaks but none and bilge smelled like sawdust so must be motor loading up :r...
by chugalug
Tue May 12, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Hull paint question
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Hull paint question

Tho it might be tempting to use house paint.I'm finding that boat bumpers will wear it off easily.doesn't seem to be hard paint.
by chugalug
Sun May 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy looking to build a boat specifically for camping
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: New guy looking to build a boat specifically for camping

Coarse, if you're just using it to transport your stuff,I would look at the flat-bottomed skiffs.Look easier to build and probably go in skinnier water as well as performance with 9.9 motor :D
by chugalug
Sun May 10, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3198
Views: 693399

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Read somewhere about the two bilge pumps.Suggested an automatic or automatic switches-one smaller for nuisance water and a much larger one for emergency like hole puncture or shipping a big wave.Think the hint was in Woodenboat mag :D
by chugalug
Tue May 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 727
Views: 211292

Re: Klondike Build

Wow! I've been trying to put one of those in "Chug". :D

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