tugg-along.........18

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tugg-along.........18

Post by flordia boy » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:06 pm

here is a few photos I took previous, and
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today after gluing the two halves of the hull together
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.. there are more photos posted in the tugg-along 16 section............that I listed previous..........Wayne Conklin-(flordia boy)

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Post by Trilody » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:18 pm

Thought I'd be the first to post. Really nice work.

Now that I've seen part of the plans and can compare, it's clear that the additional 2 feet on the 18' is allocated to deck space. The wheel houses on both are the same size. The 16' has a very small aft deck, so I think you'll appreciate the additional space.

You mentioned that you're doing something different with your cabin. What are you plans?

Have a great time in the keys and see you back after.

Richard

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Post by upspirate » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:09 am

We'll be watching... :wink:

Where are you going in the Keys?

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Post by DaveLott » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:12 am

Wow - these builds have become quite popular.

Welcome to the group.

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Post by flordia boy » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:16 pm

I didn't get anything done today....just made plans for tomorrow's work....( on the boat)..I will be finishing up my motor well.and other supports......we are going to Islamorada key....I have a friend that has a timeshare there, and they offered it to us for a week....(free)....in return for some things I did for them....he has a marine business in N.Y......He helped me when I went in business a few yrs ago.....I spent approx 10 yrs installing a/c systems on boats....throught central ny state/ the thousand islands/ & Hudson river.....
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Post by DaveLott » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:27 pm

Doesn't look like much to me. :lol:

Last time I was on Islamorada was escorting a bunch of scouts to the sea base. I was on crutches with a broken ankle but still went snorkeling, sailing and other scout stuff. Great place with a lot of good memories.
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Post by upspirate » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:13 pm

I've not spent time there....just buzzing through to get to the bottom,Big Pine or Marathon.

I have spent time on Key Largo,and will spend a week there (Key Largo) on March Spring Break

The tug will be cool in those areas....esp on Fla Bay side

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Post by flordia boy » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:05 pm

today I installed the temporary form #3......glued the fwd reinforcments....p&s, also glued the front piece and butt block..
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....Its starting to look like somthing...Wayne

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Post by Trilody » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:37 pm

She's taking shape. You'll be stitching soon.

You won't need the form #3 when you're wiring the sides to the bottom. I put mine in after I was done stitching, but before I started filleting. You might find the form a bit in the way when you're attaching the sides, but it certainly isn't a bad thing.

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Post by flordia boy » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:56 pm

richard.............thanks for the suggestion.... I will be stiching the sides on in approx 8-10 days....this project is taking a little vacation to the fl. keys first !!!! I'm basicly all ready to start....so when I get back....LOok out......today I was working on some small details/clean-up...and started to design/fabricate an actual stem for the front....we'll see if I can make it work...I feel the front could use a little extra support.....so we'll see....later
Wayne

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Post by flordia boy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:40 pm

Last week I started the stitchin with the help of a couple of friends....one obeys ok, the other wants it done his way....so I waited a couple of days....tore it back apart....and started over....following the directions!!!...I had to order more stitchin wire because.....the new came today...I have it...going correctly and all by myself...there alot of extra time getting things aligned, but after today its looking like a boat...I'll finish the stitchin...tomorrow, unless somthing unexpected happens... wayne c.

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Post by flordia boy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:07 pm

going to try to post a couple of new pix.........got the sides on, now working on aft hull..........Wayne
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stb side aft..

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Post by flordia boy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:23 pm

another pix..........Wayne
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Re: tugg-along.........18

Post by Grand Chillin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:18 pm

Wayne,
Looking good!!! :D I'm beginning to wonder if you and Richard aren't the same person. :wink: :lol: Well, since cold weather has slowed his work down you are now in the hot-seat. With your climate I see no reason why you shouldn't be finish by, say February. :shock: Thanks for the update.
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Re: tugg-along.........18

Post by Trilody » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:44 am

Nicely done Wayne,

She looks great. You've gone three dimensional now and it only gets better from here.

Richard

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