A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:08 am

Thanks for the great response! And wicked nice finish on your hull! I don't have an HVLP sprayer but did wet sand and thin slightly more than recommended on the can. This helped a great deal. I've been going back and forth on whether to use rubbing/polishing compound. I may try it on a test piece first.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:38 am

Got the tape removed and she's flipped back over on a new cart. I'm not happy with frog tape and I'll definitely have to do some touch ups.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:43 am

Put the cabin on while the captain supervised. I sure hope she floats!
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:46 am

I don't know who's more excited, her or me.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby mrintense » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:58 am

Fantastic Gene. The smiles on your daughter's and your face tells it all. The boat is looking great. Don't worry about the touch up. That's pare for the course with painting.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:53 am

Had a little fun today working on the fire monitor. I used pvc pipe to give it the look of a real fire monitor. I ran plastic tubing in the middle and found a cool looking brass nozzle online.

I need to sand it, prime, and paint it bright red. I know the purple primer is unnecessary, but it helped clean the pieces and they went together easier that way.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:54 am

Couple more pics...
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby chugalug » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:19 pm

:D Looks really nice!while you're working with plumbing parts,look up the hand operated fog horn made from plumbing parts .sounds awesome.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby chugalug » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:19 pm

:D
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Dave Grason » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:27 pm

I love the dark color!! I've always felt that dark blues, greens or blacks make such a nice contrast to bright work. YOU GO DUDE!! Keep up the great work! :D It's looking to me like there is at least one very young nautical firefighter that cannot wait to get this boat in the water!!

Hmmm, I wonder what the chances are of seeing this for real at the upcoming tenth anniversary Gathering in 2016?
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:40 pm

Thanks guys! I really want to make it to a gathering if I can talk the wife into it.

Couldn't resist..had to test out the fire monitor: https://youtu.be/GY18ffF79KY
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby vupilot » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:14 pm

HA! That's perfect! I think we now know who the biggest kid is in your household :D

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Geppetto » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:01 pm

Gene,

I love the Fire Monitor! It is so great that you can share this experience with your daughter. Memories that will last a few life times. Yours, hers and the grand kids. Very "cool" indeed!

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby mrintense » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:27 pm

The fire monitor is very cool Gene. Kids love these kind of neat add ons.

The weather has been great for getting more work done. I had to wait nearly three weeks before starting fiberglassing yesterday. It was killing me to wait with all the great weather we've had.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks Carl. It was a beautiful day in Austin today. Perfect for fiberglassing. Here's the fire monitor all painted up. I'm happy with how it came out.
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