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by flordia boy
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

P1040308.JPG P1040306.JPG P1040305.JPG I have been installing oak trim to the inside of the windows....also set the aft door window with a rubber seal....I have made this so I can remove the glass and install a screen....I replaced the door lock assy with a new one made of stainless....We have purc...
by flordia boy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

PB120281.JPG PC310296.JPG PC310293.JPG a few more pix..... check out the difference in the size of the old 3 bladed prop...vs the new 4 bladed one.....our friend was driving in the gulf of mexico...moderate chop....boat handles well...............also note drain plugs, and transducer for depth guag...
by flordia boy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

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a few pix taken while at the dock, and in the water...also pix of the free brass sampson post which was given to me, by a local marina.....also of the new 4 bladed prop I installed today w, my suzuki dealer from N. Y.
by flordia boy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

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...note propane fired instant hot water heater on cabin back wall...also 4 bladed prop, and port & stbd aft corner seats....
by flordia boy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

Happy new yr.......everyone !!!....my suzuki dealer from n.y. is in town for a few days,. he brought me a new 4 bladed prop...to enhance the power of the 15 hp suzuki o/b...he says I can expect more thrust/power, and more speed, and the motor will not have to work as hard....I was going to go out to...
by flordia boy
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

Gayle, I have been thinking about putting together a printed pamphlet/or book, with photo and narration to go along with it further detailing my build....I'm sure somebody somewhere might be interesting in such an item...that might enhance your instructions that you provided with the plans...your th...
by flordia boy
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

Gayle....Thanks for the kind words....I have enjoyed building this boat, probably more than any other project I have undertaken in my whole lifetime....I know that its not a perfect build, it has some areas I need to address, as far as a little upgrading./touch ups, etc...but the end results have be...
by flordia boy
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Along 18
Replies: 147
Views: 40559

Re: Tug Along 18

hi tugg.........based on what I read...if you put 2 tanks , 1 -12 gal for water on port side, and 1-18 gal fuel on s/board side....they would balance out pretty even....I have the port side water 10/11 gal., and s/b fuel 12. gal.........the boat sets very level in the water...about 1/2 in below the ...
by flordia boy
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1959
Views: 530991

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

thats a great article...W.
by flordia boy
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

Here is a great big..THANK-YOU to everyone for the wonderful comments,and kind words of encouragement, while I spent ALL my free time building this wonderful vessel......and a BIGGER thank-you to GLEN for designing this vessel......it was the attention getter at the launching ramp on sunday...and an...
by flordia boy
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Along 18
Replies: 147
Views: 40559

Re: Tug Along 18

tugg....saw your early morning post....I like your attitude.....and drive....only a boat builder would get up that early. you mentioned the systems you are going to work on over the winter.....I thought since you mentioned the systems, I can probably come up with a water tank like the one I used. I ...
by flordia boy
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Tug-Along by Florida Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 7122

Re: Tug-Along by Florida Boy

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few more pix..........W.
by flordia boy
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Tug-Along by Florida Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 7122

Re: Tug-Along by Florida Boy

PA190261.JPG PA190257.JPG PA190250.JPG our 2nd day on the water.....boat performed well, a little oversteer, which I should be able to adjust out...3200 rpm, it seems to handle the best....I have to get my handheld gps to check actual speed. it seemed plenty fast in the channel going out to the gul...
by flordia boy
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

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a few more pix.....check the launchings page
by flordia boy
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: tugg-along.........18
Replies: 637
Views: 119614

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

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more pix of todays launch...boat ran well, seems to handle well @ 3200 rpm...has a little oversteer, I need to address, finished the interior curtains. travels well on the trailer.....

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