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by flordia boy
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Gathering 2015
Topic: Gathering 2015 (G9) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 30
Views: 12641

Re: Gathering 2015 (G9) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Ray....thanks I left my tugg along 18 at Hale's bar....tues, so expect to be back approx sept 17th, to put it in the water...my info

Wayne Conklin...aka "flordia boy"...spelled wrong, on purpose
wife ....Linda conklin
design ..tugg along 18...completed.....I'll fwd a pix...from my picassa pix
by flordia boy
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Naming your Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 4350

Re: Naming your Boat

I spent a great deal of time coming up with a name for our tugg-along 18....it hit me when someone said your slower than a turtle.....so there fore we decided...I.... was slower than a turtle on a sunday ride....thats how the name "TURTLE SUNDAZE" came to be..
by flordia boy
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

back in Jan....a friend met and did a video and several still shots of the tugg-along 18.....Today I received a usb flash drive with the pictures on it....I have E-mailed some to Gayle for posting....Wayne
by flordia boy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

during the last two weeks...I blocked up the tug/trailer so I could remove the axle....and install a disc brake kit...the 4 flanges on the end of the axle were corroded beyond use..this is where the caliper mtg. bkt is bolted to...so I had a friend (he is a welder)...install a new flange....I also i...
by flordia boy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

in answer to your question....the tugg-along is flat bottom, designed for calm waters....we have had it out in the gulf of mexicoand in choppy water...it handles well in a small chop.....if your thinking of the sherwood queen...I'm sure that would handle rough water...better than our flat bottom tug...
by flordia boy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Here's Hoping For Fleet Of Cabin Cruisers
Replies: 15
Views: 3961

Re: Here's Hoping For Fleet Of Cabin Cruisers

don't forget the tugg along 18...." turtle sundaze "
by flordia boy
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

P2130327.JPG P2130328.JPG P2130329.JPG ...I have not been happy with the "cheap" window adjusters I used on my center cabin window.....I recently was in a marine store that has a very lg.inventory of used and new items.....I found a very nice set of window adjusters, and have since installed them.....
by flordia boy
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Along 18
Replies: 147
Views: 40595

Re: Tug Along 18

its looking good....when the weather breaks then you can go to town !!!...can't wait to see more....
by flordia boy
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: latest/best gluing methods
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

latest/best gluing methods

I had a discussion with a friend that is starting to build a flats flyer......he feels that he can glue 3 pcs of 3/4 marine ply together using the slo dry glen L epoxy...w/o any thickeners......were looking to get other opinions....so he can decide which method to use....
thanks..... Wayne
by flordia boy
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

tugg..........to the best guesstimate....I have used approx 3 gal of fuel.....for approx 9 hrs....maybe 3/10 of a gallon per hr....we were out last sunday to do a video for a power squadron in michigan...one of their members is down here and wants to do a program about boat building.....So I got pic...
by flordia boy
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Along 18
Replies: 147
Views: 40595

Re: Tug Along 18

I like what you are doing with your self bailing aft floor....wish I had done that.....I have been doing some little details/changes inside...changed to a 4 bladed prop...little less speed/ more power-thrust......check out my post..W.
by flordia boy
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

tugg-along....performance info............I have had the boat weighed....with approx 6 gal fuel, 3-4 gal water, inc refrigerator, lines, shore power cord/water hose.....water ready...weighed....2550 lbs....it sits in the water...level, side to side/ level, bow to stern....draws 3-4 in of water.....t...
by flordia boy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

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the tie down engineering brake kit....complete inc actuator/rotors/calipers w/pads, hose kit, mtg. bkts., and complete hardware..right down to all new lugg nuts...
by flordia boy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Along 18
Replies: 147
Views: 40595

Re: Tug Along 18

hey Tugg.....good to see your doing well, and hope you, and your family had a great holiday.. I have been looking for your post....and its nice to know your getting back to it.....I'm going to start my installation of disc brakes on the trailer....my boat weighs 2550 lbs...so I'm not taking any unne...
by flordia boy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119698

Re: tugg-along.........18

I have been very anxious to try out my new prop---however the weather has turned sour for the last few days...its supposed to be near freezing tonight, then warming up to lower 70's by sunday.....Yesterday I was confronted by a member of a power squadron from michigan who wants to do an in water int...

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