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by chugalug
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?

after review of my plans,I apologize for my mistake of leaving battons a little proud. do like Peter says.After kerfing front of battens,I drilled small hole in them and using small wire,pulled them toward build form.after flip glued and removed wires. :D
by chugalug
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?

The battons should sit a little taller than the frames.The ply gets screwed to them-not the frames
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by chugalug
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: What the heck just happened aka did I just turn it all into kindling?

Installing your battons might help.I'm sure the bottom is curved-not flat.might have to kerf the front of the battons and wire them down to the build form(I had to do this on my Bo-Jest)Makes it easier to fit ply.maybe add to keel and after fairing,have enough to screw to :D
by chugalug
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Wow! those are really nice;compared to the cast aluminum ones I got
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I even got a couple little ones for fenders
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I'm putting my deck fills away from each other(one on each side of the boat)
by chugalug
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: You might be a redneck if...
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: You might be a redneck if...

:D Suppose since it's motorized,it'll have be titled and have regurgitration #'s :lol:ooops meant regestration #'s :D
by chugalug
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D I can't wait until you're in my situation-buying all the necessary items to finish.it's the law in minnesota,if one has a sleeping area or enclosed cabin,to have co2 detector and fume detector.Wow those are spendy.I'm gonna need a bigger boat to haul it all. :D
by chugalug
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 340
Views: 112119

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Can't go wrong with Red ,White and Blue. :D
by chugalug
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 340
Views: 112119

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Back at it again.Shops so hot in daytime so have to piddle about in evenings.Got everything for rear enclosure so that's next(while still in shed)And then figure out anchor wench :roll:
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painting kinda sucks but it's only a camp boat
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I've got numbers!!Yippee
by chugalug
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

having to use little wranglers room at critical times is a pita.I have a coffee can with wood pellets in it when I'm in the boat.no smell ,even after a few days.just have to put it where I won't trip over it(like in my phone booth toilet area) :D
by chugalug
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about Huck Finn
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Question about Huck Finn

:D I used to have a steel 24 ft pontoon boat (old weeres ,I think with a 15 evenrude on it.it had enough power I think and moving around the dock was like piloting the queen mary but was nice to fish off of. the pontoons rusted out so now I have the plans for the super huck.Havn't started on the hul...
by chugalug
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sorry, Carl.The tank I installed in "Chug-A-Lug is a 20 gallon moeller tank-26 inches long,11.5 inches wide,19 inches tall.mounted for'ward of helm.Am planning on water tank on port side. :D
by chugalug
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:roll: Is that moeller tank one of those 19 gal side tanks? Maybe you could get a port and starboard setup.I thought of those for "Chug" but my frames were to close to fit. :D Jamestown site has the two tanks.
by chugalug
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

On the old Chris-Craft,the cabin ceiling frames are rounded and battons fore and aft.there is a thin board attached to cabin sides and cut into frames IMG_1159[1].JPG I'm assuming the cabin top frames are cut from mahogany.the side windows are fixed -the front window bottom tips for'ward. IMG_1162[1...
by chugalug
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I've got a few of those window catches from junk van windows .allows window to tip out on bottom and secures window when in
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been trying to fit on chugs windows.can't quite get it yet
by chugalug
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2826
Views: 539155

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Or a power window from a car or a hand crank one :D