A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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Sanding sometimes seems like a chore, but at this stage of the build I found it neat to smooth out the structure that you have built with your own two hands until she is beautifully finished. Looking fantastic!
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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First coat of primer on! Scrubbed the hull good with a scotch brite pad, soap, and water to get rid of any residual amine blush. Last coat of epoxy was applied 3-4 weeks ago so the out gassing should be done. Made sure to rinse the soap off well and then used Interlux 333 for a final wipe down before applying the primer. Thought about thinning the primer but chose not to after I opened it up. Just made sure to put a thin coat on. Used a foam roller. So far, it seems to be working. As always, I appreciate any tips.
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Sweet!!! Really enjoy your updates. I really want to build one of these soon. Hope I can find the time before my boy would outgrow it. Just keep sanding! Its worth the extra hours of sanding now rather than later.

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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So Gene, will you and the family be able to bring the tug to the Gathering?

Looking FANTASTIC BTW
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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I want to go so bad Dave but my schedule won't allow it this year. I really want to meet some of the other builders and see their work.
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I fully understand about schedule conflicts. I didn't make last year's G and it was the first one I had missed out of ALL of them. So, there goes my perfect attendance record. :oops:

I know it's quite a long drive from Austin but I do look forward to seeing this boat then at G10. I want to get a photo of it alongside Bill's new Bartender 7.3. (Bartender 24 :lol: )

If there is one aspect of the Gatherings that makes the trip worthwhile, to my thinking anyway, it's the inspiration boat builders receive from seeing all the other projects.
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Looking great Gene,

It's good that you waited several weeks before painting. It also sounds like you did the necessary preparation before applying the paint. Like you, I would like to get to the gathering at some point. For me its more of a matter of costs and less of scheduling although that is definitely a factor as well.

Good work and I am looking forward to seeing the finished boat. I am sure your daughter is as well.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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Thanks for the response! I really enjoy your blog Carl.

Woke up at 3:00 this morning to put another coat of primer on. Weekend time is limited so I have to make the most of it! Hope to be doing a little sanding this evening.
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Warms temps means I can get started on my sanding and fairing. Of course, it's pretty gross when sweat pools in my respirator.
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:D Looks really nice.What's the finish color? and what color for the guts? :D
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Thank you sir! Flag blue on the hull and top. White inside. Planning on a faux teak floor a la SeaDeck Marine.
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After MUCH sanding, the hull feels fairly fair (see what I did there). There were a few low spots that needed more fairing compound.
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Its dusty, sweaty work but its gonna be so worth it when the final paint comes out smooooth.

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Look's Great and I bet your daughter is turning inside out in anticipation!!! :lol: :lol:

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May I ask, what are you using for fairing compound?
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