Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Postby Triple-d » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:43 pm

Hi Finally got her launched. It was A 25 foot True Grit hull, I put a new Cummins diesel in , so I thought at the same time I would add 2 ' 6" on to the cockpit plus a 3 foot swimgrid. I am very pleased with this hull design. I live and boat on the west coast , Vancouver Island B.C. I had to tow the boat home with my tubby tug , because the Cummins mechanic will come to start the engine for the first time. If anybody wants information on this hull, I would be happy to try to answer any questions, I have had the boat for 11 years since I first built her.
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Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:07 pm


Beautiful :!: That is SOOOOO! Pretty on the water!

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Postby Iggy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:48 pm

Really nice work done.. looks like its build by a professional.

The tug looks tiny in contrast.. you could practically dock it in the True Grits deck!

I love the island.. I am east of you in Alberta but try to get to the coast every time I can. I envy your location as a boat builder.. I have a 2nd order of lumber comming from Surrey, BC as we speak.

I have been tossing about a western Canada gathering idea in my mind the past year or so. I've already seen 1 other Glen-L (Shane D's Zip).. I'd love to see more.. including either one of yours.. one day.

Great work.. and thanks for sharing it with us.
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Postby Trackhappy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:59 pm

That is gorgeous!!. :D Great work. And working that little tug was cool. 8)
One question though, were you worried when you had to stop and True Grit started to overtake??? :lol:
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Postby DaveLott » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:05 am

Wow, OK, we need more pics please. Let's see some interior shots

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Postby Roberta » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:38 am

That is Beautiful!!! Look's like lots of fun, too.

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Re: powerboats

Postby ttownshaw » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:33 am


I told my wife we needed a three-car garage for my projects...she told me to ask her for permission next time before I buy a house.

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Postby kens » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:46 am

Beautiful!! :D

Which Cummins did you install, and gear/ratio??
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Postby vupilot » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:31 am

Haha, The picture of it being towed by your matching tubby tug is great! :lol: I hope that is the one and only time you have to tow that beautiful boat. Great job on both boats.

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Postby Gayle Brantuk » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:54 am

Beautiful work! The photo with the Tubby Tug is awesome--thanks so much for sharing...

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Postby Grand Chillin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:28 am

Somebody pinch me I must be dreaming. :shock: A Tubby Tug, a True Grit and a Cummins Diesel. :D :D :D :D

I'm with Dave. More pictures please. :D
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Postby fergal butler » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:05 pm

You made her look like a very tempting next build. :) My son is in a wheelchair and has no mobility, do you think a ramp could be put on the back and have a flat run into the cabin, would love to see more photos of the deck and cabin. Thanks

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Postby Brian Eager » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:13 pm

I've seen walk-in tubs that will hold water in, why not a swinging door on the stern that can keep water out? A very interesting engineering challenge, Go for it, Fergal!
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Postby J Purcell » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:11 am

Wow!!!! :!:

I agree, more pictures please. That is a great looking boat and perfect for the area. Got my wife asking if that is the boat I am building next :shock: .

Great job.

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Postby Triple-d » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:39 pm

Hi Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. She was alot of work, but worth every minute. The engine is a Cummins QSD 2.0 170 h.p. with a 2:1 Bravo 2 stern drive. You could easily make it for a wheelchair (check out the swim grid photo). I have posted more photos of the interior and deck. I hope I have inspired some of you to build . To build a boat takes time and patience, but when you launch her and get the engine started and she becomes alive , is one of the best feeling there is!

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