A Texan Tubby Tug Build

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:53 am

I decided to change trailers. The one I had was just way too big. Found one on ye old craigslist for a steal. The previous owner used it for his small sailboat that sank last month. It needed a little TLC but I made it right.

I've never done this kind of work before but it was really easy. I turned to YouTube for any problems. I cleaned up the wheel hubs, repacked the bearings, added a new tongue, new lights and wires, added bunks, and switched from 8" wheels to 12" wheels.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:54 am

Wheel hubs before and after. Very dirty but rewarding work.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:55 am

It feels like the end is so much closer now that she's on her trailer.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:57 am

One more.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Dave Grason » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:16 pm

WOW!! It looks tailor made. I don't think one could ask for a better fit.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks Dave! My daughter's name is actually Taylor. So yes, it is Taylor made! :)
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby vupilot » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:17 pm

Great looking trailer, at least now it is! It does look like the fenders are close to rubbing the tire in that last picture, might be the angle but wouldn't want to have it rub when going over bumps. I do believe that would ride to TN nicely. :D

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby mrintense » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:05 pm

Looking great Gene. Too bad the warm weather is leaving soon. But hopefully you'll have this ready to go by the Spring and you and your daughter can get out on Lake Austin and cruise around. :D :D
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:45 am

A successful float test for the tug. I have to admit I was a little worried after putting in so much work. Glen L's plans and this forum have been great. It's taken me a LOT longer than the average builder but I also work 60+ hours a week. My daughter and I are thrilled to have come this far. I wanted to make sure everything looked good before I spent the money on the electronics and motor. Now that I see everything looks good it's on to the next phase.

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Roberta » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:03 pm

Beautiful!!!!

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Steve S » Mon May 30, 2016 5:22 pm

Great video, Gene. Now I think I should build one. :D
Your daughters boat looks great. :)
Did you get a motor yet?
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon May 30, 2016 6:39 pm

Thumbs UP! Gene

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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby geneanthes » Tue May 31, 2016 7:14 am

I'm still here. Unfortunately, I haven't made much progress. We did move into a new house with a bigger garage. I showed my wife where I thought the boat should go and she said that's fine, but her SUV will be parked on top of it. Needless to say, she won again....

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On the plus side. Now that we have a three-car garage I should have more room to work. Once we get settled I hope to make progress this summer.
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Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Tue May 31, 2016 2:53 pm

I've been remise in my acknowledgement of this build thus far. For that, I'm sorry.
You can bet I'll be studying it in fine detail as I consider my own TT build.

Great example of this hull!
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