After careful consideration, decided to go ahead with building Tug Along, instead of increasing the length of the Pug - design
1)Started out with a Tug Along model, and after looking at the recommended cockpit sole, I would like to ask:
Will a self bailing cockpit not be almost the same weight than that of the prescribed cockpit sole?
Thus making it the only alteration I would like to make. I realise the headroom at the companion way (stepping down into cabin) may then become a problem, but a small 'flip up' hatch will take care of that, I presume. (if neccesary at all)
It will enhance the enjoyment of the boat if sudden rain can be disregarded - so, if possible, what height above the waterline can be recommended? Slightly elevated forward and with outlets into the motor well?
2) Would also like to know what the total weight of a completed, lightly built Tug Along might be? (1200 to 1800lb trailer capacity recommended, but what would a closer estimate be?)
3) It is a design to go 'nowhere slowly', and even though it may be a 'sluggish' hull, and not recommended for electric propulsion, I would like to know: In dead calm water, with no wind or currents, und under strict throttle control, will a 24 volt, 70lb electric trolling motor be able to move it forward for a few hours?
Thank you very much.