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by chugalug
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2938
Views: 580278

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D I used a combo of 1/4 plex and tempered glass on "Chug".Tempered on the 3 front windows and plex on the side windows and portholes and removable back door window.Tempered were cut at angles so cost 100 bucks a pop.
by chugalug
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2938
Views: 580278

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks good,Carl.How are the windows opening? or are you going to stuff power window hardware underneath?
by chugalug
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Ladders
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Boat Ladders

After watching "Open Water II" tonight,I see the importance of having a boat ladder.and not one of those fold-up jobbies stored in a locker.I mounted a Teak swim step and drop down step on "Chug-A-Lug".If one falls in the water-how are you going to get back in the boat?
by chugalug
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 26
Views: 3069

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Sounds fun ,folks.I won't be able to make it however since I'll be helping mom at her fishing resort again .She opens in May(fishing opener)and is full up until October.It's a 7 day a week job so will be lucky if I can get out in "Chug-A Lug"
by chugalug
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2938
Views: 580278

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Maybe some short pieces of pipe would fit on those folding table legs and raise that table taller :roll:
by chugalug
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 356
Views: 123001

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

The fancy dansy drain plug didn't leak however some of the topside cracks did.Nothing that a bead of 402 can't handle except its too cold out to apply it.I've been busy trying to figure out the admirals seat-the fold-up chairs were too short.And the missus is only 4'10-1/2 so had to elevate so she c...
by chugalug
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder in San Antonio, Tx area
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: New Builder in San Antonio, Tx area

Seems a shame that one is selling templates from others plans.I made templates from plexiglass piece .using largest piece and recutting the same one into each smaller ones.I thought Glen-L sold the plans to use for 1 boat.Part of the fun is figuring out stuff and coming up with what works for you.ju...
by chugalug
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 94
Views: 8180

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

:D It sure is nice to read about your adventures.I've read Ray Mackes adventures as well as Tom Smithermans.I think Tom sold his "Knot-So-Fast but still has his genesis parked in Dermopolis,Alabama-along your route I think. :D
by chugalug
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 356
Views: 123001

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D One bit of advice for everyone.When mounting things on the deck of your boat,remember to actually put all the bolts in the drilled holes.I forgot a few so rainwater leaked in. :roll:
by chugalug
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

:D I used one of those racheting crimpers for marine use.A torch was too hot so got one of these matches
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works good :lol:
by chugalug
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 356
Views: 123001

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:roll: Get to do more testing on "Chug-A-Lug today even though it's sitting on trailer.It's raining out so will check later to see if the top part leaks.I enclosed and epoxied around air intake pipes in the bulwarks.water should drain from open front part,through the bulwarks and out the drain holes...
by chugalug
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 356
Views: 123001

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D Thanks,Matt.The paint job looks sloppy.It's hard to paint in cramped quarters.I painted JD select bottom paint to indicated waterline. it's pretty close with 10 gallons fuel.(1/2 tank)Some spots wore off from boat bumpers on Friday night.Will have to repaint in the spring.
by chugalug
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 3022

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

:D After you flip the hull,the cabin parts are bigger so easy to make.The top took 3 full sheets-the hull is 20- sheets of 1/4 inch :D the coaster has a flat bottom.might be easier to build.I used to have a homemade composting toilet in "Chug".but after reading requirements in Ontario,got other toil...
by chugalug
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?
Replies: 22
Views: 3022

Re: Thinking about my next boat build.. a river cruiser?

:D I think you're looking at the"Titan". I like the looks of the"Coaster" only without the mast and sail.I know its a little bigger(25ft)Maybe with a 9.9 outboard-high thrust like mine IMG_1203[1].JPG Iread a few blogs on the great loop and some prefer a large sailboat with the mast removed.just run...

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