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This looks great. Keep us updated.
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Steel! Cool!
I'll be watching. Thanks!
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I love the design I will follow on here and facebook. Do you have more of the build on facebook?

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Beautiful tug you have there. Not too many steel boats here, but the craftsmanship looks mighty fine.

What will you be using it for, pleasure or businesses?
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jenny,
wondering about the design element of the knuckle around the fan tail? There's a clear and very distinct line separation from the rub rail or external channel (?) not sure of section used to wrap the hull at this break? And the sheet's forming the fan tail knuckle- which is a couple inches (no scale?) above the rub rail or channel?

Was that design element in the plans? Did you decide to separate the two curves -vertically the hull plate knuckle is above the rub rail's wrap curve. I'd have thought both lines were more attractive if they were co-incident - that is why I'm asking.

It would seem to me the curved rub rail element would have been more accentuated if the top knuckle line were the top of a flat bar- the same vertical size as the channel or rub rail material? So beginning at the forward most point of the fantail's curve; a flat bar could have been used (vertically) between the bottom plate's after edge and the topsides counter shaped cone- where the vertical was about equal to the width of the wrap-around rub rail? This would have lead to on single line of the stern's fantail curve - and to me might have been a sweeter line?

As built- is there a taller flat bar used between the fan tail bottom and topsides? So the rub rail is just covering the lower 1/2 of the rounded and vertical bar between the sheets? Hard for me to tell in the photos?

Just curious, "everyone enjoys a nicely rounded stern", and I'm a dedicated student of that line so when I get to see someone has taken time to build this line into a hull (or design it into a hull) I'm always interested in their design/build thoughts, the techniques used and the decisions leading to the counter stern/fan tail.

thanks for posting the pictures of this pretty hull. Will the cabin have a brow? That is a very 'tug like' cabin feature that usually complements the sheer and makes for a line that 'sets off' the entire tug. Too few metal boats around, IMO! so always glad to see someone building in metal for their own boat!

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Jenny: She is a beauty. Looks great in the water. The positive comments are well deserved.
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Jenny

Great looking boat!

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That is a very neat looking boat! Nice job, and thanks for posting some pictures on the forum.

My wife was born in Port Arthur, and spent her early years there. She and I are both wondering where you did your sea trial, and where you plan on using your boat.

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Wow, that looks fantastic in the water.
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