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by electric tug
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!
Replies: 63
Views: 43670

Building a Steel, Fred Murphy!

hi everyone- wonder if anyone has pics or if anyone else is building any hankinson steel tugs? Im doing a steel FM. 26 ft. Ill post some pics as i progress--i presently have twelve frames done and I am about to mount them to the strongback... view my vids on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.co...
by electric tug
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .
Replies: 4
Views: 3517

Re: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .

I am still amazed at just how many classic boats are out there. The only woodie I've seen on the water in my local lakes is mine, the rest are fiberglass or metal. I have to get out to one of these shows, not to show off my creation but rather to bask in the glory of the craftsmanship of others! Ig...
by electric tug
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .
Replies: 4
Views: 3517

Re: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .

TUGMYWAY- I grew up on that lake-had waterfront on the south shore..its called Lake Muskoka and its famous- many famous people have cottages on it. it also had three of the worlds best small boat makers there for nearly 60 years- There is the only active remaining coal fired steamer of its size on t...
by electric tug
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Progress on the Titan Tug
Replies: 140
Views: 51659

Re: Progress on the Titan Tug

WOW!! beautiful-great work!...
by electric tug
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life just isn't fair sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 5165

Re: Life just isn't fair sometimes

Imagine my dissapointment when I found out I had spent all that time and money to build my Titan when I could have had this one for almost the same cost! AND I could still get to finish the interior...what a deal! :shock: :lol: :lol: Oh well, guess we'll just have to motor on as is :( Doug http://t...
by electric tug
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life just isn't fair sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 5165

Re: Life just isn't fair sometimes

Doug!-- ru kidding!? thats butt ugly for a tug--it has too high a freeboard at the counterstern, has no fantail- no bulwarks! - it is listing slightly and needs ballasting. the colours are terrible--it is overpowered, it has no fendering- no rubrails, as it looks now the stability is in question -th...
by electric tug
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8042

Re: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?

im an amateur welder- and have built steel boats.. two- to be exact. the trick is knowing to weld in short sequences. its not rocket science. you can do it. the nice thing about a boat is that- you can do flat welds on the plates.. use skip welding- and good templates-- you'll be fine--it may not be...
by electric tug
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8042

Re: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?

I am leaning more toward a full electric power system. would youb be charging your batts offshore? If so- you will need to have small motors or only run the boat for a few minutes -of course you could go with golf cart batts- they are good for this application...what size motor did you have in mind...
by electric tug
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8042

Re: Building a "Sweet 16" in steel ... thoughts ?

I have considered steam for a while now- wood is 15 times less than the cost of fuel..but has drawbacks..such as weight and bulkiness. I was also thinking of using a D.E. system. But this gets complicated - especially for a tug which requires varying degrees of loading on the engine. You will lose 1...
by electric tug
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Goliath Tug
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Re: Goliath Tug

Just admiring the picture of Tom Hammerstein's Goliath in the August Wooden Boat. What a beautiful job! Now, does anyone know how to make the rope/whiskers/fender :? at the bow? I know there's a name for it (like everything else nautical ) but don't know what it's called. :? Doug its called a puddi...
by electric tug
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Progress on the Titan Tug
Replies: 140
Views: 51659

Re: Progress on the Titan Tug

wow it looks like it has been three years since any progress has been shown here?...how did it go? also does the engine protrude above the deck line?..i want to put a towing bit 6 inches aft of the wheelhouse accomodaitons and wonder if this is possible?
by electric tug
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Union Jack Accomodations on a Extended Fred Murphy?
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Re: Union Jack Accomodations on a Extended Fred Murphy?

sorry one other thing--there shouldnt be any legal issues, its a boat! in fact it is a non powered boat like a raft or canoe- so the rules dont apply to it..at least it didnt here..and i believe the US has similar or identical rules of the road. some municipalities have tried to oust houseboaters an...
by electric tug
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Union Jack Accomodations on a Extended Fred Murphy?
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

Re: Union Jack Accomodations on a Extended Fred Murphy?

exactly James!...that gives us better fuel economy AND space...way more practical. i lived on three twenty four ft houseboats(one 10ft beam the others 12ft) with 16ft cabins,,,huge space for a boat and inexpensive to build. built my first barge hull in wood for under 1000.00 never leaked, ;eft it in...
by electric tug
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from new user, and question about boatbuilding sites
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Hello from new user, and question about boatbuilding sites

Hi John, im Doug- new on here- from Canada, great lakes region..land of awesome boating waters i.e. georgian bay!!..anyway i had the same problem as you did. there are a few solutions. the thing to think of here is intuitive creativity. This is an opportunity to allow your intuition to guide you. Wh...
by electric tug
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from 1tugnut
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: hello from 1tugnut

Hi 1tugnut im Doug. new member. I just ordered my fred murphy plans and i will be laying the keel in the spring. unfortunately it is winter here in the great lakes area of canada and snowmobiling and ice fishing(yawn) is the pastime of choice right now so with all this snow i am not able to start my...

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