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by electric tug
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hi Kevin, Many thanks for taking the time to write me those posts. I definitely am considering many of the things mentioned. the box keel idea is sound. I may look into that further. might even make the build easier IF and that's IF I could eliminate the 1/2" keel at that position. The 65 hp Volvo p...
by electric tug
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Dan if you want, I am going to take the night to think about it and tomorrow I'll either nix it or not. I want to see what Gayle says. Perhaps Gayle will understand my problem...perhaps not. If so, then I could buy a set of Union Jack plans. Basically if I sell out, you can have the frames for the p...
by electric tug
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hey Dan, I really do appreciate your input and taking the time to help out. I promise to call you. I'll warn you that I have never been the most social person in the world, so calling someone I don't know well is a little out of my comfort zone, but You have been helpful. I might call at night. the ...
by electric tug
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

plans errors/prop/engine sizing

004.jpg I have been buying plans from Glen-l for over 32 years. starting with my first hydroplane at 14. A glen-L super titan. I've owned a set of union jack plans, they got ruined on my houseboat from water. I also owned two sets of the boat I am building now...on this thread. I bought a copy of t...
by electric tug
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

HI, you could get a 24" prop under him. It has lots of space. I'm not an N.A. and I have talked to Ron Rogers owner of the steel salty and I have worked as a consultant for "Reliable steam" where the "Salty" plans were bought by Ron. Yes it could work in my opinion. but I have no idea how it will be...
by electric tug
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Dan, wouldn't the ring roller roll the stiffies?
by electric tug
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hey Dan, I'm enjoying watching your tug progress. things slowed down for a few days here but my frames are complete minus the stringer slots and the chine holes. ill do them when I do the set up. Also got the problem solved regarding the power system. contacted Gayle and she talked to Mr. Witt, who ...
by electric tug
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hi Jakub, I thought about doing this.-the problem lies in 1. the costs of a boiler and engine. and 2. the weight of the boiler being up above the dwl thereby decreasing the righting moment. in other words, if he rolls the roll period would be larger, and longer, probably not good, having said that t...
by electric tug
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

more on Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hey Dan- any suggestions for marking the centerline notch cut for the keel? also, did you(or do you) plan to notch them out on the loft floor? I love the way the FM moves through the water...have a good look at that (one and only ) pic- he cuts through the water. you can see the bow wave is quite la...
by electric tug
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hey Dan, awesome news! yea...I design boats too! the Irony, Funny enough, is going with someone else's stock plans... after trying to design my own tug for years and failing. Boats are trade offs, i.e. nothing is perfect(sadly) so there is one thing I had to compromise on and that was the flared sid...
by electric tug
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

back after 2 years!!

Wow- its been a long time...I had to leave my build behind due to issues with where it was being built. that was back about 2 years ago. I sold off my frames, and the other things like the engine and props. It was a sad day when I had to give 'er up. But there is a line in the movie "Shawshank Redem...
by electric tug
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Doug- I just lost a big reply to you- grrrrr.... :x I have been going to the tugfests for a couple years now--they are great! and i have seen everything from big old large river tugs to Jay Benfords 31 ft'er design. If you go call me- 705-596-2286- i wanna see yours in the flesh! I also wondered how...
by electric tug
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!

Hi everyone- My name is Doug, Im 45- retired, and live in northern ontario. Its winter here average temps right now are about -5 to - 30 celsius. Im building a steel Fred Murphy-outside. uncovered. -the lakes are frozen but im plugging away bit by bit on my build, dreaming of spring breakup around l...
by electric tug
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Hi Doug- seems us tugboat guys share the same name... :) I loved your thread on your build- it was inspiring to say the least and i have read through it several times before I started my build. I almost got a set of the titan plans but needed a slightly larger boat for cruising- Ill be using my tug ...
by electric tug
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43671

Re: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

Thanks Slug- Im not new to it--but yea just get lazy now and then. building a steel boat is 90% set-up and 10 % welding... Ill be outside now setting it up- so ill be forced to wear a lot of protection... DId you use your wooden titan this summer? if so how did you find the kubota you used?? was it ...

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