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hooray! Glad you got Chug-a-lug in the water this year. I love the rear enclosure.
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:D Will be gluing in windows later.Been trying to change avitar-guess thats as big as I can make it. :(
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Looks great Chug! trying to figure out fuse sizes has been a mystery to me.
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Congratulations Chug . Outstanding work !

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:D Thanks,folks.Only had one problem- the tall led light I bought last winter has internal connection problems so might have to take apart and try to fix
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Congrats on the launch! Looks great in the water. I love the tugs.
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:D Thanks,Matt.The paint job looks sloppy.It's hard to paint in cramped quarters.I painted JD select bottom paint to indicated waterline. it's pretty close with 10 gallons fuel.(1/2 tank)Some spots wore off from boat bumpers on Friday night.Will have to repaint in the spring.
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:roll: Get to do more testing on "Chug-A-Lug today even though it's sitting on trailer.It's raining out so will check later to see if the top part leaks.I enclosed and epoxied around air intake pipes in the bulwarks.water should drain from open front part,through the bulwarks and out the drain holes in the back.(I hope) :roll:
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:D One bit of advice for everyone.When mounting things on the deck of your boat,remember to actually put all the bolts in the drilled holes.I forgot a few so rainwater leaked in. :roll:
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chugalug wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:02 pm
:D One bit of advice for everyone.When mounting things on the deck of your boat,remember to actually put all the bolts in the drilled holes.I forgot a few so rainwater leaked in. :roll:
Just part of the sea trial Tim! :D :D :D
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Yes, sea trials are important. They help you find below water fittings that you forgot to caulk. 😁
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The fancy dansy drain plug didn't leak however some of the topside cracks did.Nothing that a bead of 402 can't handle except its too cold out to apply it.I've been busy trying to figure out the admirals seat-the fold-up chairs were too short.And the missus is only 4'10-1/2 so had to elevate so she could see out.Built a frame from 2x4's and using leather and foam and webbing from sectional I found at the "mall".Doesn't look too bad and is really comfy.Would look better with trim.
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Was thinking on adding ballast tanks for water,however after reading woodenboat article about nuetral bouancy of water,might put plastic down and a couple of bags of sackrete instead. :roll:
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What about some bags of tube sand. Would be easier to remove later if needed.
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:D Could create my own beach.good thought.Thanks :D
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