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by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Doug Have a glass of lemonade. Whatever it is, if you can build it the first time... You can fix it, better! I know that! Bill HI Bill, i Juts looked over your Tahoe build...wow! what else is there to say. btw thanks for taking the time to respond earlier. do you have any youtube vids of it running...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

e'Tug, p'bill, Cambered deck beams are an elegance of shape like the sheer of the tug here. They're not absolutely needed, but do add to the decks' lines and shape as an aesthetic and drying out as they drain from just a rain squall. A few inches of camber in this small a build would normally be ro...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

The deck camber (not really that hard to do) makes the deck stronger, and steers water away from any hatches and doorways towards the scuppers. Doug Slug, if you read my last three posts, it explains, I am back at the Fred in Spring. as i may have mentioned before, when it comes time to actually cu...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

HI Bill, Thx for the reply. Glad to see you around and following my progress. It took me six months to get over my discouragement and rethink everything, to see what would happen. I guess I am slow at "miraculous recoveries". Yes there is more to it than that. I wish it were more simple, but there i...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 382
Views: 178729

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Hi Chug, I read over a good portion of your posts on the BJ.I realizie its been awhile since your first post but I wanted to give you some hope. I know you have come a long way with it(i wasn't sure if your still building or if it is finished?) but here is my experience. I live in one of the harshes...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

HAHA, yes it sure would make a good conversation piece. I like the Bo Jest, great design. I will run off to your posts to see how it is coming along. But I gotta admit, for certain things, I am perfectionistic, such as having an even and straight keel. Sometimes I wish I had done a bo Jest. low hp, ...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hey, thanks Carl. I hear what your saying. It sure is a tough decision if I were to cut it up. I have to look at every angle. I should mention there are many savable parts; the stern post, the stem, the strong back, the gantry, the stringers, even some of the frames and the cross spalls, all can be ...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

update

One other thing: I have decided to build the Tug with the cambered deck. I guess it wont be too much more trouble and it would look like it should... best everyone! Doug p.s. as far as buying a plasma torch then selling it, shop work is about 75.00 an hour in my area. I estimate about 6 hours of cu...
by electric tug
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

salvaging fred murphy project

I was going to cut up my Fred Murphy build in May, but on a recent visit to the skeleton of the boat, I found that I do not have the heart to do this. I keep returning to the FM as the best choice for what I am doing and to be honest I miss building it, even with its flaws and my mistakes. Nothing i...
by electric tug
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Has Anyone Heard From Paul Kane?
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: Has Anyone Heard From Paul Kane?

Paul
Doug from Muskoka, we talked a bit on the phone when I was in ottawa.
Hope all is well and i'll be sending out the good vibes into the Ether for a speedy recovery, so you can inspire us some more to build our dreams...
Best
Doug
by electric tug
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Guy building a 74 ft steel sailboat
Replies: 25
Views: 19249

Re: Guy building a 74 ft steel sailboat

Doug s Coming along well with his boat. I love his attitude and build ideas. I have two comments about it. 1. there are builders and sailors. I believe Doug falls into the "builder" category. my question is, what will he do after the build? will tinkering and maintenance be enough for him? 2. he sta...
by electric tug
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

your quite correct Slug, it will increase the strength, but to the best of my knowledge only marginally. I have plans for few flat bottomed tugs and they all have straight deck beams. It will easily double my time and costs to have them plasma cut from plate . not sure what the costs to roll "the ha...
by electric tug
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

update: Fred Murphy! plate up stage...

Well, I have the hull ready to plate up. I am now in the "anxiety" stage of the build. I have the chines, bulwark cap, stringers on, shaft log and rudder tube installed, holes machined/drilled for the skeg/rudder bearing and bars, and need the templates made up to start plating. I am hoping for a Se...
by electric tug
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

the build is still alive...

:) Hi everyone, yes , the Fred Murphy finally has its keel on him. there is a lot to do still. but I'm forging ahead. It took a lot to get it into place but it fits quite well. there are a few gaps in the keel and frames up to an inch that shouldn't be there but enough metal to weld the frames solid...
by electric tug
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43548

update- Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

I am still at the FM. I built a huge gantry, probably overkill on overkill, but should be easily able to lift and right my boat, I just hope I don't need TWO gantries to do this. if so its going to be a wooden one next time... I'll post some pics of the boat and gantry very soon. I also paid half th...

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