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electric tug
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Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!

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Hi everyone- My name is Doug, Im 45- retired, and live in northern ontario.

Its winter here average temps right now are about -5 to - 30 celsius.

Im building a steel Fred Murphy-outside. uncovered.

-the lakes are frozen but im plugging away bit by bit on my build, dreaming of spring breakup around late April early May!

I hope to complete the hull build by end of July.
Im estimating the full build to "sea trials" to be summer 2014.

The tug will run off a 36 hp diesel but geared 4.66:1
then in about two years- the tug will be refitted with a 18 hp steam engine and a boiler to suit.

pls note: I originally planned a Diesel electric rig for this tug but due to the complxity of the idea- i Have abandoned it...in favour of steam.

If anyone has any questions pls reply.

Love Glen-l and have built a couple boats from thier plans.

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Re: Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!

Post by Iggy »

Hi and welcome from a fellow canuck (further west mind you).
Ian (aka Iggy)
My Malahini Build

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