Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby khundley » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:52 am

Beautiful boat!
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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby red » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:04 am

awsome congrats

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby Roberta » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:41 am

I love it!!! Have FUN!!!

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby ttownshaw » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:33 am

Well done indeed!
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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby tsmitherman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:03 am

Beautiful boat. Congratulations!
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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby slug » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks again for the compliments.
We had her out again this morning after some adjustments and adding 840 lbs of ballast to set her down a bit. Feels even more stable in the water. At 3000 rpm we got around 6.5 knots, and at 2200 abiut 5.5 knots. 2200 seems to be her sweet spot...just loafing :)
We ran nearly 2 1/2 hours, (about 1 hr at 2500) I measured the 22 gallon tank before and after and fuel went down around 1/16 of an inch. Not figured out yet but 20 litres raises it 6 inches. Don't think it's going to be a pig on fuel!
Verna was at the helm all mornig and quickly got comfortable with her docking.
Incidently, we can't go anywhere without getting hounded by admirerers. Very pleased with the design and results.

Doug and Verna Harrison
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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby TUGMYWAY » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:17 pm

Do you think she would like a bow thruster? With say, wind docking? I have to say she is just plan "COOL"!!
Got to love your work!!!
What will her all up weight be?
Thanks,and GOOD JOB!

P.S. Would love to see some under power? 1500,2200,3000 rpm??? Just jump on one of the boats that wont let you alone? LOL But you will need to give them a ride also? LOL

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby flordia boy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:07 pm

hey slug.........u going to bring that fine piece ....to the gathering.....I'm putting in alot of hrs....want to get my tugg-along floating by the end of aug...so I can come to the gathering..........fl. boy

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:47 pm

FL Boy

Come to the Gathering anyway!

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Re: Titan Tug Grace Parker hits the water!

Postby slug » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:59 am

TUG; With the big prop and that profiled rudder the handling is about the best I've seen in a single screw vessel. It"s really unbelievable how well that rudder works! When you turn her hard over (about 45 degrees ) the prop wash ( lots of it too! ) comes almost straight out the side of the boat at the rudder centre.

Flordia; The little Ranger does a great job of towing, but the gathering is a little stretch for it :lol: .

Doug


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